Lisa Stansfield – So Natural
The modern day Gracie Fields is back.
Lisa Stansfield, Rochdale’s finest, shone like a star in her first UK and European Tour after nearly decade away from the spotlight.
Playing her home gig at The Lowry Theatre in Salford Lisa looked like she had never been away, treating the audience to a full band show complete with a powerhouse backing singer.
Stansfield’s unmistakable vocals were heard before she revealed herself to the crowd of dedicated fans eager to re-live their youth and see what her new material had in store.
They were not disappointed.
Lisa emerged centre stage to a raucous welcome wearing a super glam sheer black dress showing off a pair of endless legs and a figure to die for – like a fine wine she has become even better with age.
The gig featured hit after hit including All Around the World, People Hold On and All Woman most of which had everyone on their feet and singing along to the classic lyrics Lisa made famous in the 80s and 90s.
Screams of ‘I love you Lisa’ made the Lancashire lass smile, she’s not changed and you could definitely see she loved every minute of the fans’ adoration simply saying ‘I never get tired of that one’.
At 47 years old Stansfield looks happy with her lot and let’s be fair there’s an impressive catalogue of work behind her – she’s sold over 20 million records and won a wealth of music awards including 3 Brits and 2 Ivor Novellos. She totally deserves to behave like a ‘diva’ but there’s not a hint of a J-Lo or Mariah Carey in sight, instead Stansfield looks like the type of woman you would have a great laugh with down at the pub.
There was a lovely taster of what to expect from her new and soon to be released album – (rumoured to be entitled ‘Seven’). Disco/Blues track ‘Can’t Dance’ is one of those songs you just can’t get out of your head and shows off Lisa’s vocals to a treat.
Stansfield famously sung ‘Someday I’m Coming Back’ – well this is it and long may it stay that way.