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Nell Bryden @ EVAC – REVIEW, 8.10.14 | LSRadio - Liverpool Student Radio
Brooklyn born but living in Notting Hill, Nell Bryden is clearly practiced in her art. With three albums already under her belt, she is heralded by artists like Jools Holland and even spent the majority of 2013 supporting Gary Barlow's solo UK tour. Before the gig, I made sure to listen to her most recent album on Spotify: I was already impressed and wondered if her voice could be just as impressive in front of a live audience. I'm wondering no more. Bryden's voice is all encompassing - the entire audience was held by her incredible vocal capacity through folk ballads that she says are 'older (and no longer applicable), but [she] still loves to sing them' such as ''It's Not Like Loving You.'' Prior to this gig, I was an EVAC virgin but was immediately charmed by its decor and ample size - perfect for Bryden's powerful sound, a sound that never scrubbed a note. Bryden's setlist itself varied in genre, mixing loud pop-rock tunes like ''Second Time Around,'' which drew comparisons to the