When the words ‘girl band’ are uttered, you may think of perfectly polished girls singing cliché, inoffensive, manufactured love songs. Stooshe are about to change all of that! Last night at Proud Cabaret was Stooshe’s first ever headlining gig, so we already knew it was going to be special. Support act Josh Osho, a singer hailing from South London, started the gig off with his R&B-esque songs. Despite having technical difficulties, Josh’s impressive soulful vocals filled the room and pleased the young crowd who were itching to catch to glimpse of Stooshe. Check the visual below featuring Childish Gambino to see what Josh Osho’s about:
Stooshe stormed on stage in their tie-dyed outfits and glitzy jewellery, making the crowd go wild. After a short introduction, they jumped right into the tracks off of their upcoming debut album “Swings and Roundabouts”. The songs were upbeat and energetic, telling stories of living in council houses, teenage mothers and other non-conventional topics that pop artists don’t usually tackle.
Towards the end of the show, Stooshe performed acoustic covers of Ed Sheeran’s “Lego House” and TLC’s “Waterfalls”, displaying their full vocal abilities. Following on from the more soulful, less gimmicky tracks was “Black Heart” which will be their next single released in June. The set ended with their hit single “Love Me” featuring female rapper RoxXxan, who charged on stage to spit a quick verse. Masses of people began to sing along– something Stooshe looked pleased with.
Stooshe’s impressive performance has made it clear that they are capable live singers and have the ability to entertain crowds that don’t even know most of their songs!