Lily Moore [Live Review] - Hotly tipped newcomer shines even brighter live

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Lily Moore
Slaughtered Lamb (01/5/18)

Just as special live as she is on record, Lily Moore is a rising talent you need to keep an eye on.

★★★★

A couple weeks ago we reviewed the phenomenal Lily Moore’s debut EP, calling her “refreshingly unique” and “truly distinctive." We were particularly enamored with the young songstresses unique tone. So it’s fair to say we were excited to see if she’d be able to recreate the magic on stage.

Thankfully she does so and more, it’s like witnessing a completely different person when Moore sings, such is the power and confidence of her vocals. It may seem quite cliche to compare the young lady from Brighton with London’s very own Amy Winehouse but it’s most certainly an apt description of her vocal prowess. 

After falling in love with ‘Lying To Yourself’ on her EP I was slightly skeptical to see how she’d be able to recreate that powerful finish to the song in person but once again I was left blown away by Moore’s talent. Note for note perfect as she combined light guitar playing with her rich singing. Of course both the lead singles from the EP ’17’ and ‘Not That Special’ are unsurprisingly also performed to perfection.

What became immediately apparent however is that there are a lot more high-quality tracks still to come from Moore as the unexpected highlights of the evening came from some very strong unreleased material. Moore was almost rapping her verses on a track I can only presume is titled ‘Better When Were Together’ such is the high tempo and fast flow of her delivery, It was silky smooth and a sign of a sure-fire hit in the making. Another highlight was ‘Undo’, a much more traditional soul song that really showcased Moore’s exceptional vocal range. 

The Slaughtered Lamb is the perfect fit for Moore’s jazz/lounge style but it’s fair to say talent like hers will be playing much larger venues in the foreseeable future, If you’ve missed out the first time round fret not however as Lily Moore will be returning to London when she plays one of the city’s best venues at The Lexington for what’s sure to be another stellar show.

Going forward I can’t wait to see her live set expand. When she’s grown to a suitable stature. I’m sure we’ll be treated to a full live band to match her astounding talent. Moore is also refreshingly down to earth, funny and sincere. She is definitely a young singer you need to keep an eye on, I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Lily Moore.