Mahalia brings bright lights and angelic vibes to O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire
Words and Photos by Karan Teli
In the past year, I’ve seen Mahalia at Scala and Electric Brixton. Now, the singer-songwriter was bringing her Do Not Disturb Tour to her biggest sold out London show at O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire.
The crowd; already energised from an electric, soulful performance from Jvck James, were introduced to Mahalia as she began her set with an acapella, before announcing to the crowd that she had a sore throat, and that she would need all of their voices to help her sing throughout the show. As you can imagine, the crowd had no problem with that. I’m pretty sure that’s what they were planning on doing anyway.
Coming out to shining white lights and surrounded by plants, in an all white, shining silk outfit, there was angelic vibes from Mahalia throughout the entire show. She said her throat was effecting her voice, but you wouldn’t have known it. She sounded just as good as she did at Scala and Electric Brixton.
But the overall show, the lighting, the band had all been upped a standard. You could tell the work and effort Mahalia had put into her live shows throughout the past year to give her fans the best experience. When you factor that, along with her performing hits like Sober, One Night Only and Do Not Disturb, once again, the 21-year-old singer is showing that she’s just getting started in her road to stardom.