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Paloma Faith live at Somerset House: Review

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The public have taken their time warming to Paloma Faith's quirks, though judging by the success of her latest album Fall to Grace, it's a battle she finally appears to be winning.

The Hackney singer closed her current run of UK shows with a second sold-out gig at London's Somerset House, where she entered the stage subtly as ever in a bejazzled vintage frock and opened her set with 'When You're Gone' standing atop a miniature piano.

Paloma Faith performing live at the Summer Series at Somerset House in London

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Paloma Faith performing live at the Summer Series at Somerset House in London

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Faith left no corner of the stage unturned as she strutted around for uptempo numbers including 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' and 'Upside Down', though it was when draped herself over a piano for 'Just Be' - a ballad about "realistic love", she says - that she was most compelling.

Her witty stage banter proved she is sharper than her vacant childlike speaking voice would suggest, at one moment comparing the audience's clapping to the shining sun and exclaiming: "I'm getting a clap-tan! Oh wait..." She told us to be proud of our "wobbly bits" during live-only song 'Cellulite', though exposing us to her perfectly-trimmed pins wasn't necessarily the best advert for it.

Paloma Faith performing live at the Summer Series at Somerset House in London

© WENN / IconicPix

Paloma Faith performing live at the Summer Series at Somerset House in London

© WENN / IconicPix



Fans were invited onto the stage during the encore to dance along to her liberty anthem 'Freedom', where the exploding confetti lasted long enough to see her out with her biggest chart hit 'Picking Up the Pieces'. It was a dazzling finale for an artist who right now has plenty to celebrate.



Click through our gallery of Paloma Faith's show at Somerset House below:

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