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Lauren Pritchard at The Deaf Institute, 10.10.10 – Review

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I went to see the very lovely and very talented Lauren Pritchard last weekend, at The Deaf Institute, Manchester.

Lauren was touring as part of Island Records’ ‘Island Life’ showcase; joining label mates Tinashe and Pete Lawrie at the stunning northern venue. Situated on Grosvenor Road, in the very heart of the student village, the three-floored venue also houses a cafe and basement bar, as well as the moody, flocked-wallpapered and highly atmospheric music hall.

Lauren has a voice that could carry for miles, how nice then to see her perform in such an intimate space and to get the opportunity to meet her and her songs up close. Performing a total of seven tracks from her soon to be released debut album ‘Wasted In Jackson’, Lauren blew the audience away with her emotive edge and sassy American drawl. I particularly loved getting to hear my favourite track ‘When The Night Kills The Day’ performed live, as well as an amazing cover of the TLC hit Waterfalls.’ I actually think I preferred Lauren’s version to the original, it really brought out the emotion of the track and made you think more deeply about the lyrics; no surprise therefore that Lauren is also an excellent songwriter who pens all her own tracks.

To read more about her and the show, please visit:


Written by shelleyhanveywriter

October 15, 2010 at 11:30 am

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