Ricki-Lee Burns It Down at OAF
Before Ricki-Lee had even taken to the stage at Oxford Art Factory last night, the crowd were singing along. A ‘Do It Like That’ remix dropped by support act and 2011 She Can DJ Winner Minx as the lights dimmed and the video montage started, had hundreds of fans singing, dancing and screaming her into existence.
Opening with current single ‘Crazy’, the fans took the name literally doing just that, with Ricki-Lee complimenting her audience on how good looking they were, to massive cheers. The full band left little room to move on stage, but no one’s eyes left Ricki-Lee as she charmed her way through her set of old and new favourites, complete with powerhouse vocals and teasing dance moves.
Her personal favourite ‘Burn It Down’ caused a stir on the dance floor along with crowd favourite ‘Because I Can’, described as a “middle finger in the air anthem”, while cheeky album track ‘On The Floor’ left everyone a little hot under the cover.
But it was her incredible cover of Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist’, an early birthday dedication to EMI’s very own Trent, that proved what everyone in the room already knew; she’s a star!
The partying continued as a fan-gifted bottle of champagne was popped and showered over the crowd, with Ricki-Lee happy to let her hair down and the audience more than happy to watch her do it.And as the lights went down and she left the stage, the chant for RICKI swelled. A final encore of ‘Do It Like That’, complete with costume change, left everyone on the floor in a daze of dance-pop bliss, suggesting Ricki-Lee might just be the new heir to the pop-princess throne.