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John Legend Live @ the iTunes Festival

John Legend live at Itunes Festival

Score: 8/10

John Legend is that kind of artist who makes his music and talent speak for him… just a piano, an incredible vocal presence and the ability to entertain the public without having to shove special effects, boobs or muscles. He might be easily considered the new Stevie Wonder. It’s almost impossible to believe that the quality of his music is swimming undisturbed in the dark waters of today’s mainstream, hadn’t it been that he presented his new album at this year edition of the iTunes Festival, which obviously represents the emblem of the mainstream industry. His show at the Rounhouse was enjoyable, almost 2 hours of good soul music, that proved the man can really sing it meaning it. His vocals are perfect and he’s a special talent in interacting with the audience. From the best tracks out of the new album – Love In The Future – to worldwide acclaimed hits like “Ordinary People”, “Green Light” or “Save Room”, Legend delivered a great performance supported by his two gorgeous and talented backup singers and an outstanding crew of musicians who saved us all from the poor performance of the supporting act Tamar Braxton.

COMPLETE SET LIST:
Made to Love
Open Your Eyes
Tonight (Best You Ever Had)
Used to Love U
Who Did That to You
Love in the Future (intro)
The Beginning…
Caught Up
Prelude/Get Lifted
Number One
Save Room
Hold On Longer
Save the Night
Tomorrow
Green Light
Dreams
Again
Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen cover)
Ordinary People
Everybody Knows
You And I
Asylum
So High
All of Me
Who Do We Think We Are

Gessica Puglielli

Visual/Web Designer, Digital Marketing Strategist born in Lecce (Italy), I currently live in London. Between 1998 and 2005 I collaborated with Michael Jackson’s staff and in 2000 I had a meeting with the man himself. I founded Rebel Rebel in 2013 and so far it has been an exciting journey. Some of my favourite artists include Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Skunk Anansie, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Archive, Kraftwerk, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Anthony & The Johnsons, Gazpacho, The Maccabees, Led Zeppelin, Brian Eno, Beethoven, Bjork, Steve Wonder and many others. I feel a deep connection to animals and Mother Nature, which led me to choose a vegan lifestyle. I like playing electric guitar, photography, cinema, art, entertainment, travelling, playing tennis and browsing London.

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