All that is to say that Jess's first solo American tour stop at U Hall on Monday night was a complete treat for the sold out crowd. She kicked things off with "Ain't Got Far To Go" and immediately had the crowd dancing. Her humble demeanor and charming accent won over the giddy crowd as she continued to belt out song after song with a lively band and back up singers.
Throughout her set, I couldn't help but to liken the evening with Jess Glynne to Sam Smith's first DC show in that same basement on U Street. As I said then, you could tell you were in the presence of a star about to explode that evening and I certainly had rumblings of that same feeling last night.
Keep an eye out on this pop star, people -- I'll bet everyone here a whiskey ginger that the next time she's in DC she'll be performing to a sold out 9:30 Club.
Next Up: Alix is heading up to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday to catch Oh Land and Of Monsters and Men!