IT’S 13 years since singer/songwriter Joss Stone broke into the charts with her album debut The Soul sessions. 

Still very much at the top of her game, Miss Stone, barefoot and in a green dress stepped on to the stage on Sunday evening and immediately had the audience in the palm of her hands.

“We’re feeling very lucky tonight as we have some people behind us making some wonderful noises,” she said as she gestured to the 14-strong orchestra and two backing vocalists before launching into Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s Walk on By.

The 90 minutes that followed were endearing as they were electrifying. 

Citing that she was feeling nervous that members of her family in the audience the singer/songwriter quickly reigned in any apprehensions to deliver a combination of soul classics and her own hits.

Miss Stone’s endearing personality shone through, proceeding to pronounce a selection of Welsh phrases which caused some lively interaction with Welsh speakers in the audience. 

Further highlights included a rousing rendition of Super Duper Love and her closing song, Right To Be Wrong of which the final lyric instructed the audience to “Stay with me through the Madness, Sadness and Joy… musically!”