Lighthouse Family brings much-needed joy to fans at London Palladium
In these turbulent times some feel-good 90s nostalgia can be the perfect medicine. Reuniting 18 years after their last studio album, Lighthouse Family “lifted” the spirits of the jam-packed London Palladium. The duo successfully intertwined songs from their critically acclaimed comeback album Blue Sky in Your Head with crowd-pleasing classics. Lifted, High and Ocean Drive had the entire house on their feet, transporting the audience back in time and infusing us with their trademark uplifting messages and positivity.
Like a fine wine, singer Tunde Baiyewu’s unique vocals seem to have grown better with age. Commanding the stage in his endearingly understated manner, the frontman was effortless in his impressive delivery. Raincloud and My Salvation showcased his soulful tone and it was clear he was having fun performing the hits.
Despite their immense commercial success, the duo remain very down to earth. Casually interacting with the audience, the group were at ease and inviting, yet clearly humbled by their zealous reception. The band impressed, the single female backing singer being of particular note. All rightfully received individual shout-outs during the encore.
Easy listening can be all too quickly dismissed, but songs that bring joy and positivity should only be encouraged, and in a way this concert highlighted what is missing in the current musical landscape. The night provided a nostalgic and jubilant trip down memory lane that only reaffirms the unwavering and enduring talent of this beloved group and the timelessness of their music.
Photos: Virginie Viche
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