Mimi Webb performed last night at the iconic O2 Academy in Leeds to showcase her debut album, Amelia.
It’s safe to say Mimi Webb’s climb to success has been impressive and she is fast becoming a big name in British music. Her catchy pop songs became popular on Tik Tok back in 2020, leading the 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Canterbury to land two singles in the Top 15 before her debut album was even released.
Now touring to promote her second album, Amelia, she has the chance to prove herself as an all round performer. The queues at The Academy were long and full of excitement when we arrived, fans eagerly waiting to get inside for the Saturday night performance.
As we walked into the venue the energy already was electric, the loyal army of Mimi fans ready in colourful crop tops and cargo pants, waiting for the star.
First up on the stage was Tik Tok famous Henry Moodie, known mostly for covering songs from other artists and his own single – you were there for me. His short set got the crowd singing along every word to the classics and set the tone for the rest of the evening.
Next up was the second of the support acts, Australian 21 year old, Blake Rose. His music style mirrors The 1975, combining indie rock with pop and creating catchy crowd-friendly tunes. His few songs kept the mood up in the venue and everyone was in high spirits when he left the stage.
Webb was due to take the stage at 9pm, by 9:15pm the anticipation was heavy and the crowd became a sea of iPhones ready to capture her big entrance. The lights went down, the band joined the stage and the crowd went wild.
Appearing in a revealing all-in-one lace black bodysuit and huge platform boots, the singer strutted onto the stage with huge confidence and broke straight into the first song. Opening with Ghost Of You from the new album, a song inspired by her recent breakup with her boyfriend with lyrics relatable to any Gen Z teenager girl.
The set then went on with about twelve songs, a mixture of fan favourites from her previous album, Seven Shades of Heartbreak, and new singles. You can’t deny that all of her songs are catchy, 24/5 and Remind You are very heartfelt and hard to sing along to.
Fans spent the evening singing to every word, dancing along and of course snapchatting all of their favourite songs. The young singer finished the set with Before I Go before returning to the stage for a three song encore, closing the night with everyone’s favourite angry break-up song, House on Fire. Mimi took a few grateful bows to a screaming crowd, left pleased and satisfied from their Saturday night out before heading out on to the cold streets of Leeds.
She kept her same energy and stage presence throughout the evening, and it won’t be long until the 23 year old is selling out much bigger venues that’s for sure.
Featured Image: Izzy Clayton.