Andrea Bocelli (featuring Lindsey Stirling) - 02 Arena, London
Firm Fix favourite, dubstep violinist and YouTube superstar Lindsey Stirling has recently completed a sell out European tour, promoting current album Shatter Me. The musician’s healthy fan base is due, in part, to her ever growing YouTube channel, where Lindsey’s 5,719,111 subscribers (at last count!) can view her highly energetic, dance heavy videos, featuring the violinist’s own compositions and a host of unusual covers, including video game and movie soundtracks, with her most recent fantasy filled epic – ‘Dragon Age’ - receiving over a million views in 24 hours.
After her extensive Euro jaunt you’d think the US musician would be heading home to the States, but she’s returned to the UK for a few select dates, having been granted the honor of performing alongside renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli, as part of his UK and Ireland tour, coinciding with the release of his new compilation Opera – The Ultimate Collection. The Fix were very curious about this combination, so dusted off our dinner jacket, heading to London’s O2 Arena to shoot a handful of songs from the aisles.
It was a slightly more subdued Miss Stirling on display, compared to her normal hyperactive stage presence, but it was a joy to see her sharing the space with the Italian legend, during the songs we got to hear – ‘Quizás, Quizás, Quizás’and ‘I Found My Love In Portofino’.
Although you wouldn’t normally find me attending a classical event like Andrea’s show, I did come away mightily impressed by Mr Bocelli and the singers who accompanied him - Britain’s Got Talent’s Lucy Kay and soprano Maria Aleida, who put a bit of fun into the proceedings, waltzing with The Tenor during the aforementioned ‘Quizás, Quizás, Quizás’.