Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? Or something as close to Paloma Faith as you can get?
The freshest tribute to the queen of kooky; as faithful to Paloma as anyone can be.
Pure Paloma brings the infectious personality, cheeky smile and powerhouse vocals Paloma Faith is renowned for to life in this vivacious show of an artist described as; a captivating chanteuse, rabble-rousing entertainer and theatrical fashion chameleon. It includes favourites ‘Upside Down’, ‘Can’t Rely On You‘, ‘Stone Cold Sober’, hits from her chart-topping album The Architect ‘Crybaby’, ‘Make Your Own Kind of Music’ and collaborations with DJs: Sigma (Changing) and Sigala (Lullaby), plus optional covers ‘At Last‘, originally by Etta James & Bettye LaVette’s ‘Let Me Down Easy’.
Available as a solo show with tracks or live band and aerial/fire performers.
Pure Paloma ‘Off The Cuff’ is a show for more intimate settings, taking inspiration from her cabaret and burlesque beginnings, this is Paloma at her purest; simple, stripped down versions with a live pianist. Have a listen to some songs from the set: ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, ‘Picking Up The Pieces‘ & ‘New York‘
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So who is Paloma Faith?
Well if you’ve been living under a rock since 2009, you might not know, here’s a bit of info:
With a Best Female BRIT award to her name and four top 10 double platinum albums, each one out-performing the last, she’s definitely no flash in the pan. Her latest album ‘The Architect’ reached number one, she’s starring as the evil Bet Sykes in “Pennyworth” later this year, the prequel to the highly successful ‘Gotham’ and with her 5th BRIT nomination in 2019 it looks like her popularity is only going to grow.
She came out of the popular London Neo-Soul female superstars of the mid to late naughties and is favourably compared to other similar artists Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jess Glynne and Florence + The Machine.
People know more Paloma songs than they think. Her songs have been used in loads of adverts. In 2015 ‘Ready For The Good Life’ was used for various ad campaigns, ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ was the 2012 John Lewis ad, ‘Upside Down’ advertised the Christmas line up on the BBC, ‘Stone Cold Sober’ has been used by Rimmel and of course ‘Make Your Own Kind of Music’ was a huge hit in 2018 for Skoda. In 2019 she’s partnered with Skoda again and released the Sammy Davis Jr cover: “I Gotta Be Me”.
Ok cool, so who is Pure Paloma?
This one you probably won’t know. Pure Paloma is the alter-ego of singer Yzzy Bella, she has been working professionally since 2009 and had a similar beginning to the world of entertainment as Paloma herself. She started as a singer & stage assistant in burlesque shows honing her craft as a performer. For a years she travelled overseas working for TUI as a resident singer at beautiful 5* resorts in Mallorca, Lanzarote & Kos. Then returned to the UK as an Entertainment Manager on a fab holiday park. Since then she has been working as a singer and host for various companies and private parties and still dips back into burlesque every now and then.
Because of their similarities in look, style, vocals and personality it’s difficult to pinpoint when the tribute to Paloma actually began but here’s some key dates:
Previewed in June 2018 at Blackpool Pride
Showcased in November 2018
Officially launched in January 2019
(a lot of work goes into these things!).
Testimonials for Pure Paloma
“With vocals powerful enough to rival Paloma herself, Pure Paloma is a truly beautiful performer, honest, raw, & undeniably talented, she captivates the audience with a cheeky smile. Theatrically trained she is more than a vocalist, Pure Paloma is a full package performer & daring entertainer!” National Music Tribute Awards, Finalist write up 2019
“The best Paloma Faith Tribute Act in the UK! A must see!” Blackpool Pride
“The attention to detail that this girl puts in to transform herself into Paloma Faith is outstanding! Seriously, if you walked into one of her shows, you’d be forgiven for mistaking her for the real thing.”
Ryan Gleeson (Director), The Comedy Station
“Where do I start! one of the best love [sic] tribute artists I’ve ever worked with…… a genuinely lovely person on stage and back stage. Time and effort is second to none in her looks, sound and speech as Paloma Faith.
Seriously can not recommend her any higher than I have done. My dancefloor @gender blender official was ram packed thanks to her 100% effort 0% trouble 💋💋💋💋💋”
Warren Lee Allmark (Director), Gender Blender & Chester Pride
“I recently had the privilege to hear Yzzy performing. I was absolutely blown away by not only her talent and incredible attention to detail with Paloma’s look and mannerisms but also the amazing energy she brings to what she does. Yzzy is definitely the complete package and her show is not to be missed!”
David Gorst (Director), Alibi Productions
“The Paloma Faith tribute performance was amazing, she sounded just like her and had everyone up.”
Emma (Patron), Liverpool Hilton