Thetford: Paloma looked and sounded the part as she thrilled her fans in the forest

Paloma Faith in Thetford Forest.

Paloma Faith in Thetford Forest. - Credit: Archant

Paloma Faith, Thetford Forest, last night

ENTER stage right Paloma Faith adorned top to toe in a stunning body-hugging black and silver dress, matching headgear and killer heels.

She and her knock out five-piece band and three backing singers, certainly looked the part dressed in black and white, on a truly imaginative setting on stage.

And they certainly impressed with the music as they reeled off a string of hits from the singer-songwriter during an 80-minute performance.

Paloma’s charming and fun personality also shone through as she struck up a rapport with the 6,000 plus audience who warmed to her as they danced, swayed, clapped and relaxed in the intimate clearing of a tree-lined venue on a beautiful summer evening.

The Brit Award nominated songstress told them of her Norfolk links and trips to the county and splinkled in some amusing anecdotes telling the crowd that she still had the accent and could pronounce “aaaple” and “compoota”.

Paloma also told how she once thought wolves were going to get her on her travels through Thetford but she she need not have worried last night, there was no howling in the forest – just cheering and applause.

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Taking to the stage after her support singer/violinst Marques Toliver had warmed the masses with his unique performance, the singer-songwriter, whose first album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful was released in 2009, wowed the crowds with tracks from her debut as well as 2012 follow-up Fall to Grace, including the haunting Agony.

Stone Cold Sober and her biggest chart hit, New York, which has sold more than a million copies, were featured along with 30 Minute Love Affair, Two Worlds Collide, the soulful Just Be, and her grand finale of Picking Up The Pieces.

There were also songs from the stars who have inspired Paloma during her rise to fame including I Can’t Stand The Rain, by Ann Peebles, and a tribute to Etta James with I Would Rather Go Blind.

It was a night to remember in the forest with a truly brilliant vocalist and her incredible band with many leaving the arena to make their long journey home singing and humming songs from the peformance.