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Review: Sapphire Soul, Hippodrome Casino

Grab your coats, this is one you can't miss...

Last night we spent the evening at the Hippodrome Casino. Down the grapevine we heard about a female vocalist group singing great diva classics and thought, “this is the one for us”. We just couldn’t miss this opportunity!

Sapphire Soul were out to celebrate the biggest female voices of all time – from Beyonce to Bassey, Garland to Gaga. The trio of stunning girls have a list of credits as long as your arm.

Laura “The Belter” Tebbutt, Sejal “Soul Sister” Keshwala and Lisa-Marie “Powerhouse” Holmes we’re out to give it their all. If you’re thinking they’re has-been West End rejects then this show will prove you wrong.

Starting with the classic Feeling Good and ending with a tribute to Queen Bey, the appear to glide over the notes with ease. Such control that made us feel that these girls were out to kill that night. Not only are their harmonies impeccable, but they’re obviously artists in their own right.

Lisa-Marie “The Powerhouse” lived up to her name with a great rendition of The Woman in the Moon – originally a Barbra Streisand hit from the 1976 it musical A Star Is Born – and we would even dare to admit she sung it better than the original. Soz Barbs!

“The Belter” Tebutt gave it all in a tear jerking version of Save All My Love For You. Such emotion as she took us on a journey, she sold the story wholeheartedly in front of our eyes.

Sejal “The Soul Sister” undeniable turned Prince’s How Come You Don’t Call Me into a melodic bliss. Not only can she sing but she also arranged several of the songs in the show, slowing down Whitney’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody into a beautiful ballad.

Final thoughts, If you’ve looking for some divas, disco and more sequined dresses than Dame Edna’s closet – these are the girls for you!

GT gives this 5/5

Sapphire Soul were at the Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square, London.

For more info on upcoming shows check out their website, and Twitter @sapphiresoul3

Words Matt Peake and Harry Dean

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