Mimi Webb has come a long way since college hall writing sessions in Brighton, UK. Now the popstar is touring North America on her debut headlining tour.
On September 10, Mimi played a sold-out show in Brighton, MA, a city that shares a namesake with the place where it all began.
“Birthday Cake,” singer-songwriter Dylan Conrique won the crowd’s attention from the moment she danced on the stage to “Bitter.” Her catchy verses kept the audience singing, while Dylan’s energy primed the crowd for Mimi’s set.
A suspenseful rumble and a pre-recorded voice memo invited Mimi to the stage as she peaked out from behind the curtain. Haloed by the glow of a neon pink “Mimi Webb” sign, she arrived on stage with a huge smile.
“This is my own show. What is going on?,” she asked, astonished by it all.
Her raspy vocals belted singles like “Dumb Love” and “Halfway” as she dance across the stage. Her movement was engaging and constant, only performing a few notes at the mic before ripping it from the stand. A tiny stage and a mic stand could not contain the rising superstar.
The audience sang along to every word of “House on Fire” and “Ghost of You,” despite the fact that it had only been out for less than a week.
As an ode to “a UK artist I’ve always adored,” Mimi included a rendition of Sam Smith’s “I’m Not The Only One.”
Mimi closed the show with “Good Without” by the glow of cell phone lights. The twelve song set was surprisingly short and left the crowd planning for the next tour.
From Brighton, UK to Brighton, MA, for Mimi, “It’s such a dream come true to get to travel the world.” However, this is just the beginning of a meteoric rise.