Review: Alison Moyet at the Ipswich Regent

Alison Moyet

Alison Moyet - Credit: Archant

It was another sold out evening at The Regent to see Basildon born Alison Moyet and her band. And she is looking really well.

It’s the first time since her days with Yazoo that she has toured with a predominantly electronic set up so I was interested to hear what the material would be. I wasn’t disappointed.

The show turned out to be a mixture of tracks from her 30 year recording career and also included songs from her new album, Minutes. Moyet still has a powerful, soulful voice which was perfectly highlighted on When I Was Your Girl. Nobody’s Diary took the audience back to the days of Upstairs At Eric’s and went down really well.

The stage set was simple, the light show complete with star cloth, but it was her voice that held the attention, effortlessly switching between genres.

For the most part the gig was slow to medium paced which seemed perfect for a Sunday evening but towards the end the pace was picked up for a medley of hits.

These included Love Resurrection which was the first song to get the audience out of their seats to dance. This was followed by Situation, building to a big finish which included All Cried Out and of course was rounded off by Don’t Go.

The evening seemed complete and the audience went away happy knowing they had got what they came for.