Nina Nesbitt, Olivia Sebastianelli and Daniel James – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen – 15/10/13
A sold out gig, full of Nina’s fairly young fans had the Lemon Tree busy on a Tuesday night.
Olivia Sebastianelli was up as first support at the Lemon Tree. This talented young lady from Croydon had the difficult task of being first on a 3 artist bill as the warm up for Nina Nesbitt.
It was one of those moments where the first track, and this ladies voice actually made the crowd stop and listen. A sultry, smooth voice and talented song writing made this a very enjoyable start to the evening. Reminiscent of KT Tunstall for style and sound, with some haunting songs, as well as some upbeat rocky tracks. Her EP “Perfect Getaway”is a definite progression in skill from her earlier offerings, showing a blooming talent emerging and becoming more polished and better. Definitely one to watch for a future album…
She kept the crowds attention for her whole set, and was chatty between tracks, and friendly to the crowd, stopping for photos and a chat after her set, and signing her “Rose of Stone” EP which was for sale.
The next support was Daniel James, a young singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland, now based in London. Daniel didn’t have to seek troubles for his set – with a broken guitar string, and a misbehaving mic stand giving him plenty of challenges. He performed well, and talked a little to the crowd between tracks.
On to the main act – Nina Nesbitt. This diminutive, wee lass arrived on stage and from the moment she started signing, held the crowds attention. Her voice belies her age, and build – being way more powerful than you imagine.
She’s a very pretty girl, but coped well with some over-enthusiastic lads in the crowd, and gave a decent performance, chatting happily, and entertaining everyone with stories of her inspiration for songs. She a good range of songs from her 2 year career, changing lyrics in the song “The Apple Tree” into the Lemon Tree, which pleased the fans. She also encouraged people to follow their dreams and sang “Way in the World”, and her cover of the Fleetwood Mac song “Don’t Stop” as being used in the John Lewis advert currently. She proved herself a competent musician switching between her guitar and the piano for “Just Before Goodbye” and back to front of stage for “He’s the One I’m Bringing Back” and “Stay Out”
A polished, well thought out set, with the encore of The Proclaimers 500 Miles and Flower of Scotland brought the evening to a finish on a high!
Not my usual kind of gig, but good fun.
Words by Pierced Princess, pics by Still Burning.
Nina Nesbitt Website
Olivia Sebastianelli Website