Lianne La Havas
@ the HMV Hammersmith Apollo
28 June 2012
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Offering a mostly acoustic and hushed hybrid of alternative folk
and soul, Lianne La Havas was born and raised in London, England,
the daughter of a Jamaican mother and Greek father. The singer,
songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist was a member of the Paris
Parade with Christian Pinchbeck (a future member of Elephant), but
the act proved to be short-lived. La Havas eventually shifted to
solo work and released Lost & Found, a four-track EP featuring
a duet with Willy Mason, in October 2011. Two months later —
the same month she opened for Bon Iver during a North American tour
— it was announced that she had been nominated for the BBC’s
Sound of 2012 poll. La Havas’ debut album for Warner Bros.
was planned for release in early 2012.