A voice best served live

The Daily Telegraph - Review - - THE CRITICAL LIST - By Neil McCormick

JESSIE J

Jessie J is one of the most ex­tra­or­di­nary singers in pop, with an in­cred­i­ble voice, but she ex­erts less con­trol over her ca­reer, bounc­ing from one stunt to an­other, fol­low­ing her un­der­per­form­ing al­bum R.O.S.E. with an­other, This Christ­mas Day. On stage, though, she shows what she can re­ally do.

De Mont­fort Hall, Le­ices­ter ( jessiejof­fi­cial. com), Thurs, and tour­ing

THE PRODIGY

Brand-new al­bum No Tourists sees the big beat elec­tron­ica punks on fierce form. Mo­tor­point Arena, Not­ting­ham (the­p­rodigy. com), tonight, and tour­ing

HAWKWIND

The vet­eran space rock­ers add an orches­tra to their psychedelic in­san­ity. London Pal­la­dium, London W1 (hawkwind.com), to­mor­row and Mon

JOHNNY MARR

As Morrissey’s po­lit­i­cal pro­nounce­ments up­set his fans, the Smiths’ gui­tarist is hard at work cheer­ing them up. Bright and in­ven­tive as ever, he plays solo ma­te­rial as well as Smiths clas­sics. UEA, Nor­wich ( john­ny­marr.com), to­mor­row, and tour­ing

Jessie J, who is tour­ing the UK this month

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