Visited the iTunes Live festival on Sunday and saw Imelda May and Madeleine Peyroux. Both worth checking out, overall I preferred Peyroux's sound, especially with her more blues/swing-like efforts, though her slower numbers were a bit dull, or perhaps I was just not in the mood. The Irish Imelda May, on the other hand, cannot be accused of being dull, lighting up the crowd with her surprisingly rocky and "big band" loud numbers.
Madeleine has a strange history, with hippy parents, her mother playing a ukele, then later after a disagreement with her record company she supposedly disappeared for some time, with private detectives eventually tracking her down.
Unfortunately in my opinion she somewhat spoiled her set by talking nonsense between songs, telling us about Paris, which may work for a US audience but doesn't impress Londoners!