Monday, February 11, 2013
The main thing that impressed me was her command of the stage and confidence regardless of servers buzzing around or a crowd that had a hard time loosening up. I could tell she loved to perform and was in the moment at all times. She worked hard with her sense of humor and boundless energy to involve the audience and allow them to feel free to sing, or dance or clap their hands, whatever moved them. She wasn't just up there to sing to us, she wanted us to be a part of the experience. I have never sung in a venue like that so I studied her every move and determined that performing in that environment was a talent all its' own. I am sure it is developed over time, but it is still a talent. I think it would be great to set a goal for myself to do something like this, more cabaret style, and see if I like it. Leela inspired me and was such a joy to behold on stage. Thank you, Ami for suggesting her and getting the tickets. I loved it. Below is a clip of the lovely, Leela James. Enjoy!!