Laura Mvula at Festival on the Close

Laura Mvula and Passport to Stockholm in Rugby


The closing night of the excellent Festival on the Close at Rugby School starred Laura Mvula with support from Passport to Stockholm.

Laura Mvula was wonderful.  Beautiful voice, engaging stage presence and that winning smile. The band supporting her who were ultra cool and appeared to be loving the whole gig.   It was a seated gig, which soon became a standing gig when Laura invited the audience to dance at the front.  Security and tutors kept the younger audience in order after a few minutes and everyone had a great time.

The support was the interesting Passport to Stockholm,  I hope to see them again headlining in their own right.  A lot more pop than my usual taste but the reception they received tells me I need to pay attention.

Ian wrote a full review for Birmingham Live more of my images are shown there.