I PROBABLY only know one or two Paloma Faith songs so, I have to admit, I was a little unsure what to expect from her show at the BIC as part of her UK tour.

Faith is showcasing her first new album in three years, The Architect - with a few old favourites thrown in for good measure - but the evening felt more like an intimate gathering than a date in a concert arena.

In between belting out big ballads, funky dance numbers and a couple of heavier rock tunes, the Brit Award winner chatted away to the audience like we were old friends, as she sipped a cup of tea.

And there is something about her honesty – and her passion for all things good and kind – that makes her instantly likeable.

Faith spoke candidly about her upbringing in Hackney, an ex-boyfriend who was in trouble with the police, her feelings about her own body and about becoming a mother – all experiences which have had a profound effect on her music.

But she’s all about the fun too – clad in a sparkly two-piece number, she complemented the futuristic stage set perfectly. There were no set or costume changes, but, when your voice is as good as this, you simply don’t need gimmicks.

Faith’s music is hugely varied – one minute she was lamenting WW3 with some heavy guitar solos, the next, celebrating the season of new life in Lullaby - a collaboration with DJ Sigala which brought the audience to their feet, before ending the night by urging us all to Love Me As I Am.