Violet Skies & LÉON @ Islington Assembly Hall in London, UK

Review & photography by Liv Rook

The Swedish singer Leon has been on tour since February this year, covering countries such as India, Ital, and Norway before stopping down in the UK to play the Islington Assembly Hall on the 8thof April.

She promised her audience a surprise support for this concert and brought out ‘Violet Skies’- an unsigned singer from Wales. Violet Skies played mainly emotional and sad songs- which is unusual for a support- yet ended her set with an interactive sing-along which got the crowd ready for Leon’s newest, dance-evoking album.

In a very colourful outfit, Leon came dancing out from backstage and started her set straight away. I like to think that her outfit matched the style of her new album: fun, upbeat and firey. Leon is not just a singer, but a performer- she knows how to get a crowd excited. From the beginning to the end, the crowd danced along to her songs. From a photographer’s opinion: she was one of the best performers I’ve had the pleasure of photographing so far. She brought so much movement to her set, that I was able to capture some great images from all angles of the stage.

Her new album has a mix of relatable, up-beat songs that I think everyone would love. To listen to her new self-titled album, click the link here and you check out her future tour dates at this link.

Violet Skies: Instagram

LÉON: Twitter | Instagram


Written by Veracious Magazine

Veracious is a quarterly online and print music magazine based out of San Francisco, California in the United States of America. This publication has a team over thirty-five members in six different countries right now giving you the latest information of festivals, bands, tours, and an inside scoop of behind the scenes crew to make your favorite artists shine onstage.

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