The venue was a new one to me. Somerset House is a beautiful and historical building smack bang in the heart of London . As a concert venue it's central courtyard makes for a stunningly intimate audience experience, and it's neo classical architecture is achingly gorgeous when lit against the night sky. The heavens were smiling on us last night and after what seems like weeks of continuous rain (including downpours yesterday afternoon just before we set off!) the skies cleared and stayed that way for the rest of the night. This really was the most civilised "gig" I've ever been to. What turned out to be a lovely summer evening spent watching an undeniable talent. I'm still on a high (as you can probably tell from my gushing!) 24 hrs later and it has to go down as one of my all time favourite music events...
So in summary, I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you're not already a Paloma fan, go check out her album(s) now! "Fall to Grace" is her brilliant latest release and her 2009 album "Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?" is one of those albums that...well it's just delicious; AND, if you haven't been to Somerset House before, it's a fabulous venue that plays host to all manner of arts and cultural events. You can check out their summer schedule here.
Right, I'll stop gushing now. Sorry about that!
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