Live Review: Tamzene – The Lower Third, London 01.04.2024

In only her second ever headline show, Tamzene graced the stage at The Lower Third in London.

Taken back by the crowd’s rapturous welcome, Tamzene opened her intimate set with What Sundays Are For before moving on to crowd favourite Old Love. It was a soothing experience hearing so many people singing so beautifully in harmony with Tamzene’s soulful voice.

Tamzene then moved on to the song, Lose Yourself, which is about knowing what you want and what to say. Standout lyrics: “You were always going to be a star, don’t forget about who you are, so maybe you should take your time, get caught up, I hate to see you lose yourself”. Lose Yourself will be out on 16 August, mark the date in your diaries. 

Tamzene went on to perform Called You Out, Dance With You Again, and Only An Ocean before performing my favourite song of the whole night, Holding Onto You. This song is about finding it hard to let go of the people you love, I’m pretty sure, left everyone with a lump in their throat. 

Having performed on the piano for most of the night, Tamzene brought out her nylon-stringed guitar and covered Eva Cassidy’s version of True Colours. This song is special to Tamzene as it was the first she learned on the guitar, which she performed during her open mic nights and busking days.

I first heard of Tamzene when she supported James Bay 2 years ago at London’s Lafayette. Her music is going from strength to strength with her beautiful harmonious voice melting hearts at every note. I look forward to seeing her headlining more shows in the future. If you haven’t heard of her, I’d recommend a listen, you won’t regret it.

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