Silvi at Sneaky Pete’s

Saturday 11th February 2023 will go down as an evening that a certain young lady, Miss Jodi Findlay, won’t ever forget. A sold-out headline show for Silvi at Sneaky Petes in Edinburgh that had a queue of fans waiting for the doors to open at 7pm.

Special guests , Distant Images opened the night and did so with a bang. It is clear that the duo Jilly and Macca have perfected their harmonies over the years of performances together and with their incredible band behind them , they delivered a set with ease , from the delicate to the dreamy to the full scale rock n roll , the range on Jillys vocal was incredible , an absolute powerhouse.

They treated us to all their hits, including Hurricane , Wake Me, and an absolute stomper of a new track, Sight Unseen. It was a heavier sound than we all anticipated, but it absolutely worked . An explosive track that showed off a different side to Distant Images, and it went down a storm with the crowd. A must-see band . Look out for the new single coming soon 🌟

Following their set, the crowd filled up with anticipation for what we all knew in an intimate venue was going to be special, but I was not prepared for the emotions that Silvi and her incredible band accompanied by Gary Ovens, was going to take us through.

It was such a buzz as a friend and true fan of her music to see her stood there with her family gathering including her amazing mum Lorna , all there for her. Knowing people had travelled miles just to hear her perform, some for the first time, in true Silvi style, she thanked everyone for coming and put on the performance of her life .. so far.

We got the bangers and we got the ballads and the vocal from Silvi throughout went from giving you absolute goosebumps to pure joy and wonder at hearing her rap through hits like Bodies, she delivered her set with confidence.
The fire in her belly turned up a notch with her phenomenal cover of Heads will Roll. She had the room with all eyes on her and a stage presence that proved she’s worked hard to own. When she belted out most recent single Burning , it literally lit up the room.

Silvi has a hard working band and you could tell from the off that they were all giving it everything they had up there particularly during a sneak listen of the intro to a new track Silvi has planned for release.

They all had their moment and were introduced in style by Silvi as they worked through the tracks, the delivery from Ellis James on the keys during a song not often on the setlist, Wish You’d Stay , it was one of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve heard on a stage. It was emotional, powerful yet intimate, crisp clear vocals from Silvi and you could have heard a pin drop. It deserves to be heard more.

One of the best parts of the night for me was seeing Silvis pure realisation during her hit, That’s Not Love of the crowd all singing her song back to her and Gary looking over at her and just beaming with pride.

A special moment going back to her roots, stood on the stage on her own with just her guitar which she played beautifully, a sold out crowd in the palm of her hand as she sang Here I’ll Stay and dedicated it to her mum. I couldn’t contain my emotion at this point as a tear escaped my eye, the spotlight was on her and it was definitely one of those I was there moments.

The choruses of her track Rain then echoed through the crowd for the end of her set which felt like it had gone too fast but in moments had also felt like she had stopped time while we all stood in awe of her and just listened.

Incredible songwriter, performer and musician and the talent of her band deserves the recognition that will come. Huge applause following their set and the warmth and appreciation for them all in the venue at the end of the night was a beautiful sound and sight to behold. I truly believe we all witnessed something very, very special in Sneaky Petes tonight. Remember the name….

Silvi Review by Kimbo 💜🎧 In Your Ears Music

Silvi’s Band members –
Bass – Charlie Reid
Guitar – Connor mclelland
Drums – Emily Mowatt
Keys: Ellis James

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