Summer Live star Ella Eyre hopes to celebrate more than Hallam FM’s 40th birthday this weekend - debut If I Go is heading for the Top 10 singles chart, writes Graham Walker.
The 20-year-old pop sensation has already ben to number one with Rudimental, on Waiting All Night, and featured on Naughty Boy and Wiz Khalifa’s Think About It.
Solo track If I Go is now currently number eight on iTunes.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch the official music video for If I Go.
She was a huge hit at T in the Park this weekend and her sequined catsuit that turned more than a few heads - including that of Happy star Pharrell Williams. He found here a real spectacle - he asked to borrow her gold sunglasses.
Now Sheffield audiences are going to find out for themselves why the breakout star with hair that’s almost as big as her voice has been tipped become pop’s next big thing.
She is one of many stars performing at Summer Live - a pop party celebrating radio station Hallam FM’s 40th birthday at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on Friday, July 18.
She has spent much of 2014 finishing her debut album due for release later this year as well as completing her first sold out headline tour – many of the venues upgraded due to the high demand for her energetic live show.
Sophisticated, powerful and smart the Londoner has already bagged a BRIT Award for her killer soulful vocal on Rudimental’s drum and bass stomper Waiting All Night and she was also named runner up of the Brits Critics Choice Award, number two in the BBC Sound of 2014 as well as being tipped across the board by everyone from Vevo, MTV, Billboard and 1Xtra.
Named after the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, music was always the driving force in this Jamaican/English/Maltese singer/songwriter’s life.
She told The Star: “I’ve always been into punchy, loud songs – passionate, with a message. And I’ve always been really lyrical. I love the idea that someone has felt the same as me. I love honesty, brutality and rawness.”
* Summer Live tickets, bought from the Arena in person, are £26.25 and £36.75, with a limited number of premium tickets at £73.50. Prices are £27.50, £38.50 and £77 when calling 0114 256 5656, or online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk. Also see The Star’s entertainments and listings web site www.wow24.co.uk and www.hallamfm.com/summerlive.