Sigala played at London’s iconic Koko last week, and it seemed like most of the crowd were acting as if it was the first gig that they’d ever been to; offering a chorus of “ooooo, woaaahhh, woahhh oaaahhhh” every time a new song came on. Sigala started the gig with a full live band, with himself situated behind keyboard, and opened his set with hit ‘Only One’. The crowd were ecstatic, making more movement than a crowd at the opening night of a festival and “woaaaing” right on queue.
Next up, Imani Williams sang her hit ‘Don’t Need No Money’ and her beautiful voice was probably the best bit of talent all night. The band continued to play a few more songs together including their hits ‘Say You Do’, ‘Not Giving Up’, ‘I Feel It Coming’ and ended with a cover of ‘Sexual Healing’.
After this, the band left the stage and Sigala returned solo with DJ decks. He played a selection of remixes of old school pop songs including ‘Don’t Stop The Beat’ and ‘Jump Around’. He even took off his headphones halfway through his set and didn’t put them back on for the rest of the set; which does make you question what he was actually doing whilst on stage.
The ‘performance’ had it all; confetti cannons, lighting, an MC hyping up the act and even a moment where he made the audience put up the lights on their phone and hold them in the air. After his ‘DJ’ing’ the band returned to the stage and livened things up again, into a carnival-like mood. Top marks to Sigala’s band and supporting vocalists, but I suggest watching his Tomorrowland set from 2016 if you missed the gig; it’s almost identical to what he played at Koko the other night.