La Voix. Not La Void, La Vocks, or anything else for that matter (it means “The Voice”, by the way) This rather glorious individual was treating The Aylesbury Waterside to a one night only exclusive show, and I was thrilled to be in the audience (close enough to see the diamonds sparkle, far enough back to avoid being picked on, which was a relief!)
We went on a journey celebrating not only the career of La Voix herself, but also the lives of the big time divas who have inspired her rise to fame. Boasting a glittering array of live performances, TV appearances and film debuts, La Voix is truly the ultimate show girl, with just a hint of girl next door peeping out from under her sparkly dress. As she sashayed and winked her way through the hits of Pink, Cher and Liza Minelli, she was accompanied by a rather youthful live band and two dancers shaking their tatas in black netted tops. Her combination of scripted jokes and audience ad-libbing was refreshing and perfectly timed, although I had expected the humour to reach greater levels of indecency!
The highlights of the evening for me were definitely her impression of Cher, and the Liza Minelli dance… Observational comedy at its finest.
The finale was a perfect finish to a fun, light-hearted evening, and I found myself chuckling away to the complete stranger next to me as we bumped shoulders to a classic from Bonnie Tyler. Not many women can pull off sky scraper heels, control tipsy audience members and boss a 20 seconds costume change, but La Voix is the stylish, sassy superstar we all aspire to be… I love her! For me, the secret to La Voix’s success is her combination of powerful vocals, lightning quick wit and her ability to take the mickey out of herself and others without a hint of malice. The after show meet and greet was also a lovely touch, she was mobbed! I wish her lots of success on the rest of her tour and will be keeping an eye out for opportunities to see her again.