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Tuesday 04 June 2024.

Monday 03 June 2024.....6.30pm to 9pm DEVI JEWELLERY - showcase - Saatchi Yates Gallery , 14 Bury Street , St James's, London SW1. Devi are showcasing their luxury fine jewellery. Around 100 upmarket folks who can afford them. Guests included Mark-Francis Vandelli who is an English television personality. He is best known for his role on the E4 series Made in Chelsea. Many of the women are wearing nice jewellery. Complimentary vodka cocktails , gin n tonics, sparkling wines and canapes. All guests got a goodie bag on departure. ---------------------------------- ---------------------------------- Sunday 02 June 2024. TEDDY SWIMS live at Shepherds Bush Empire Teddy is back to play the last of his three sold out shows at this venue. American singer -songwriter started off doing cover versions on YouTube but in 2023 brought out an album of his own material. His single ' Lose Control' has been a worldwide hit in 2024 and went Top 10 in many countries around the world , and got to number 2 in the UK and number 1 in the USA. By very popular demand he comes back to the UK at the end of this year to play bigger venues including Hammersmith Apollo. See my 13 May review of the first SBE show. ---------- VICTOR RAY was on stage at 8pm for 30 mins. He has recently signed to Decca Records. He has a guitarist and backing tapes He has a lovely soul voice, and his set included a couple of cover versions, and later on he joined Teddy Swims for a duet. The venue is rammed solid sold out for Teddy. TEDDY SWIMS on stage at 9pm for his 95 mins set. His has a five piece band backing him with three of them on platforms behind him A massive light show and stage production that was more suited to Hammersmith Apollo or Brixton Academy (he will be playing Hammersmith Apollo on his next UK tour). Teddy has a lovely white boy soulful voice , and a stage presence that goes down well with the crowd. He played some good tracks from his album and s Shania Twain classic cover 'You're Still The One'. As the concert came to a close, Teddy left the stage to thunderous applause.Chanting his name, they demanded an encore, and Teddy happily obliged, returning for three songs and the two final songs were his mega hit singles ' Lose Control' and ' The Door' . It was a very good show, and he will certainly be playing bigger venues each time he visits the UK.