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Gig Review: Elouise - The Pheasantry, Chelsea ✭✭✭✭

Elouise

The Pheasantry, Chelsea

Review by Philippa Stubbs

16th March 2014: Looking as stunning as ever in her bejewelled gown, ‘Little Belter’ Elouise stepped out into the spotlights of the intimate basement-come-pizza restaurant at The Pheasantry, Chelsea.

The night’s program was an eclectic mix of power ballads, musical numbers, chart toppers and an original composition called ‘The Sandbox’ by talented songwriter and performer Jonathan Eiø.

Photo by Ed Carter
When Elouise opens her mouth to sing, something magical happens. She is clearly passionate about her vocal idols from the past, such as the legendary Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland and has taken inspiration from their belting quality and heart-felt performances. Elouise still, however, displays her personal vocal strength and quality by making original performances of classics such as ‘As Long as He Needs Me’ (Oliver) and ‘My Man’. Another highlight of the evening was a cover of ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, followed by ‘Skyfall’, sung with such vocal strength elasticity.

Taking a more contemporary feel to the evening, Elouise’s stripped-back covers of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Never Too Late’ and Lady-Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ were a success and something very special to listen to. A trio arrangement of ‘Tell Him’ (Celine Dion & Barbra Streisand) alongside Bonita Delaney and Alex Robertson showcased all three accomplished voices and the harmonic blend of the trio was simply beautiful.

Watch out for Elouise performing at a venue near you soon!

4 Stars ✭✭✭✭

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