Gig Review: Jessica Clemmons - The Hydro, Glasgow ✭✭✭✭

With fiery red hair, a voice that filled the Hydro in Glasgow to its rafters and a smile that can warm up an arena, Jessica Clemmons is an undeniably rising star. 

From the opening number Beautiful she grabs the audience's attention and holds it. The hardest challenge of any opening act is to get the attention of an audience that's ultimately there to see someone else and Clemmons does it not only with finesse but ensures that she leaves with new fans of her own as well.

As the story telling lyrics unfold and she reveals the extensive range of her incredible voice it's impossible not to feel a smile creep over your face. Music with heart is often sorely absent from the UK charts and Clemmons brings country soul with a Texas twist that lights up the stage. 

Even in a still filling arena you could hear a pin drop in the quieter numbers and her scorching 90's medley of favourites like Cher's 'Believe' and Shania Twain's 'That Don't Impress Me Much' hit the audience right between the eyes. If there was anyone left who wasn't already on board then the medley sealed the deal in crowd-pleasing style. To flip from a stunning medley of popular hits and head straight into the heart-wrenching Ready to Fall and soul searching What If while hardly pausing for breath is the very definition of versatility.

Single Tonight got the audience out of their seats and closing with a fabulous cover of Katy Perry's Roar ensured the crowd were left roaring for more and racing to the merchandise stands to buy the music.

An opening act with a full band for a Boyzone show is a refreshing breath of fresh air and her set is guaranteed to get the party started. One tip I recommend is buying her music on the way in to skip the queues after her performance, you won't be disappointed. I certainly can't wait to see what happens next for Jessica Clemmons and I hope we'll be seeing a lot more of her in the UK.