Natasha Bedingfield rocks the House of Blues L.A.

British singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield brought the house down Wednesday night at her House of Blues Los Angeles concert, one of multiple stops on her Less Is More Tour.

Natasha, originally from London but now a Los Angeles native, began her tour on June 5th with support from newcomer Andy Grammer and singer/One Tree Hill star Kate Voegele. She performed to a packed crowd at the House of Blues Los Angeles and included some of her biggest hits on her set list.

She opened with a song from her latest CD, Strip Me, called "Neon Lights", an upbeat pop song she co-wrote with uber songwriter/producer Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. She got the crowd pumped by having them harmonize with her during parts of the song. She then proceeded into one of her earlier hits, “These Words”, where audience members sang along to the infectious chorus. She then sang the song “Little Too Much” followed by “All I Need”, which features the chorus from singer Kevin Rudolf’s song “Let It Rock”.

After talking with the audience, Bedingfield took to her microphone to perform a sexy cover of The Police’s classic song “Message in a Bottle” followed by the upbeat track “Single”, for which Natasha dedicated to all the audience members who were proudly single. She then took the energy down lower for the softer song “I Bruise Easily” and came back hard again for the title track off her latest CD, “Strip Me”, which had the crowd singing along in unison to the chorus. She then followed up with “Can’t Escape Your Love” and an acoustic version of her song “Angel”.

Midway through her set, Natasha introduced the audience to her band, made up of different performers from America and Europe. She then went onto harmonize with her backup singer to Sade’s “Smooth Operator” before taking on her hit “Soulmate”. She then went on to perform her song “Try” before gracing the crowd with a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain”. Her hit songs “Pocketful of Sunshine” and “Love Like This” followed, to much fan appreciation. Natasha then declared her song “Weightless” as her favorite song on her set list, due in part to her drummer’s impressive intro into the song followed by the emotional track “Recover”, a song she wrote about getting over difficult times in life.

Bedingfield closed her impressive set with her most notable song, “Unwritten”. Featured in countless commercials, movies, and synonymous with MTV’s television phenomenon, The Hills, the crowd went wild for the song and sang along with Natasha before parting ways with her band.

The show overall was very entertaining and served her music well, as much of her pop-infused songs made a smooth transition into the more stripped-down setting. Natasha and her band clearly enjoy themselves on stage, as they often joked in between songs and genuinely enjoyed the crowd in attendance, a full house. Bedingfield’s unique voice never faltered throughout the show and even in a cropped-top and high heels, the singer kept the energy alive throughout the night.

Bedingfield is a natural performer and will no doubt impress fans tonight on her next tour stop at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. To see if she is coming to a town near you, visit her official website for tour dates and more

Photos by: Mary Nguyen