While La Roux (Elly Jackson) refuses to classify herself as gay, straight or bisexual, she has become somewhat of a reluctant lesbian icon and is sure to thrill her many women fans when she returns to Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom for her sold-out show on April 18th.
While 20 year old Jackson doesn’t seem to have a problem with her large lesbian following, in fact she told Heat magazine in 2009 that she knew it would happen, she has made it clear that she finds it a bit bizarre that she gets women’s underwear thrown at her on stage. But with her short ginger bob, freckles and a nose that has been described as “making your heart turn to a puddle” it isn’t surprising that she has such an effect on some women (and men).
But for her, it really is all about the music. And with a collision of electronic danceability and painstaking songwriting, La Roux unquestionably became one of 2009’s sure-fire new Brit stars and is destined to continue her success into 2010.
While perhaps evoking the heart-palpitations of jelly-bean-era Madonna, La Roux (red haired one), stands loud and proud in a crop of cool new pop. Featuring trademark 80’s-influenced pop and a signature coif, La Roux has the ability to make crowds go ballistic and has even been referred to as a British version of Lady Gaga.
Sunday, 18 April 2010 @ 9:30pm (doors @ 8pm)
Tickets are $22.50 each available at Live Nation online or by calling 604-280-4444.