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Concert Review: Ionnalee

A live show full of dark pop and love in the room

Last night at Heaven, London, Ionnalee (Iamamiwhoami front lady) launched her world tour in front of a club of adoring fans. It was a fantastic performance across a mixed and varied set list spanning her career under both the names of Ionnalee and Iamamiwhoami.

I’m always slightly concerned with synth-pop dance acts with a lot of album production as often live shows fall flat. Here, Ionnalee was able to dance, sing and stage her songs with aplomb – delivering strong vocals and some clever nuanced changes to her music to blend tracks together. This lets her change costumes and dive back onto the stage in time for her next number and it was great to hear bits of other songs merged into others. Standouts for me were “t”, “Gone” – which was a longer version and the excellent “o”, “Harvest” and “Blazing” megamix medley!

One of the best parts was that the crowd absolutely adored every moment. It’s not often you can feel an audiences love just seeping out – and the performer giving it back just as much – but the room felt so full of joy, it was infectious. This is a world tour you want to see – as you won’t forget it.

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