KT Tunstall is a singer and songwriter with a rather distinctive approach. Most people might know her for her most mainstream hits, including songs such as “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers in Her Hair,”) which went on to become sort of a minor anthem.
What most people don’t know is that KT Tunstall is actually a great live performer with a passion for delivering dynamic, powerful and heartfelt vocals. On a stage, KT is able to create a really soothing, intimate atmosphere, and it almost feels going to watch an old friend play a show, so to speak. There is a sense of familiarity in the air, and it is amazing to witness her chemistry with the audience.
KT’s songs are bittersweet, with many unique melodies and some fantastic harmonies, which really allow her sound to take flight. Her live performances are even more raw and dynamics than her recordings. She makes me think of iconic performers such as Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin or Patti Smith, but with a more uplifting attitude.
Sadly, KT Tunstall went through a rather rough time last year. In late 2018, she actually had to cancel most of her tour dates, because she experienced some hearing loss, as well as some dramatic balance issues, which prevented her from performing. Thankfully, it seems like everything is resolved now, and the singer is back on stage, looking as great as ever.
The Scottish singer performed a very eclectic set, with older numbers, as well as newer cuts from her most recent studio efforts. Naturally, the set-list also included her breakthrough hits, which received extremely warmly by the audience! KT’s stage renditions of her songs have a special sprinkle of warmth. The songs stay true to their studio versions, but there are slightly different arrangements here and there, making the concert experience all the more memorable, as if she set out to give something different to her audience!
It’s easy to see that she is actually thankful for the opportunity to be back on the scene, and more importantly, she is all about creating a very emotional and unforgettable show.