Having risen to fame after topping the BBC Sound of 2010 poll and winning the Critics’ Choice award at the 2010 BRIT Awards, Ellie Goulding has had one great year. To round the year off, she embarked on a UK tour that came to Lincoln’s Engine Shed.

The night began with support acts Bright Light Bright Light and Sunday Girl, both of which managed to keep the early arrivals entertained. London-based duo Bright Light Bright Light, who had a slight 80s feel due to their use of synthesisers, performed such hits as “Love Part II”, “Cry At Films” and “A New Word To Say”.

They were then followed by Sunday Girl, a solo indie singer-songwriter also based in London, whose songs included “Four Floors” and “Self Control”. However, the highlight of her set was her laid-back cover of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok”, which went down particularly well with the crowd.

Ellie Goulding took to the stage filled with happiness and enthusiasm. Wearing a black unbuttoned jacket with gold attachments, complete with bow tie and shorts, she opened her set with her 2009 single “Under The Sheets”. This was followed by more songs from her debut album, “Lights”, including “Love Will Be Your Downfall” and “Every Time You Go”.

About half way into the set, Ellie and her band left the stage so that a video could play on the screen at the back. The video featured clips of the songstress before she hit the big time, as well as a number of shots of her in the studio whilst a narration from Ellie played on top – explaining how grateful she is of her fame as she thanked the people who got her there.

She also performed a number of songs acoustically that don’t feature on the album, including an unreleased track named “The End”, as well as two covers. The first from a band close to Ellie’s heart, Midlake’s “Roscoe”.

The second came in the form of her Radio 1 Live Lounge cover, Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition”. Both “The End” and the two covers provided a change in pace, slowing the tempo down which was received well by the audience who responded by singing along and swaying their arms.

Throughout the set, Ellie proved she was much more than just a singer-songwriter as she also played a number of instruments including an acoustic guitar and the drums during some of her songs. After performing more of her hits including “Guns and Horses” and “The Writer”, Ellie and her band left the stage before coming back for the encore.

The encore started with Ellie’s new single, “Human”, which will be one of the new tracks on her upcoming album re-release, “Bright Lights”. However, it was Ellie Goulding’s final song which had the crowd singing and dancing the most, when she performed her Top 5 hit, “Starry Eyed”.

Overall, Ellie Goulding gave a fantastic performance at the Engine Shed that left everybody starry eyed. Ellie’s next single, “Human”, is set for release within the next few weeks with her album’s re-release, “Bright Lights”, available to download and purchase from the 29th November.

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