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Katy B: O2 Academy, Oxford

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 1 May 2011

IT'S NOT HARD TO GUESS that Katy B, for all her success in taking her personable version of UK funky into the Top 10, isn't yet at home as a headlining artist. On the opening night of her first major tour, in front of a crowd who have plainly taken full advantage of the extra boozing time afforded by Friday's bank holiday, she's notably eager to please. Had we watched the royal wedding, she wants to know. No? OK, here's another song, then. "This is about being on the dancefloor, knowing everyone is feeling the same emotion as you …"

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