Ellie Goulding - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 08/10/13

Ellie Goulding is a British singer/songwriter who emerged into the music industry in 2009 with singles such as Under the Sheets and Guns and Horses. Ellie shot to fame when she performed at the wedding reception for Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011, and this year she received her first UK number one single Burn after several singles reaching number 2 in previous years. Ellie is known for her high range, breathy vocals and takes a lot of influence from various forms of pop and electronic music.

Ellie joined her 6 piece band on stage at the Usher Hall to a rapture of applause as expected. She seemed almost shy as she launched into her single Figure 8 from earlier this year but this didn’t stop a sea of fans going absolutely crazy behind me as I took photos of her. After Ellie performed her first three tracks I was ushered (no pun intended) out of the press pit, and quickly made my way up to my seats in the dress circle as Ellie launched into an older single Starry Eyed. This is where the energy really started to build up and the atmosphere became electric. Mid-way through her set, Ellie played her cover of Elton John's Your Song which was met with huge emotion from the crowd as they sang the lyrics along with her. With other highlights such as Anything Can Happen, Explosions and Only You thrown into the mix plus some drumming from Ellie, it’s safe to say that the show was thoroughly enjoyed by many if not, all who attended.
Ellie’s performance at the Usher Hall was on the 1 year anniversary since the released of her album, Halcyon and she thanked her Edinburgh fans on Twitter by saying “Edinburgh that was really special. Knew it would be x”.

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Ellie’s latest album Halcyon Days, which is a reissue of Halcyon, and latest single Burn are out now via Polydor Records as Ellie continues her UK tour.