Last Night: Estelle

Corporate gigs can be hell. I saw a great Willie Nelson set at a corporate event, but at least a third of the crowd stood at the back and chatted as if a cover band was onstage. Last night, R&B singer Estelle played The Republic at an event sponsored by Rosa Regale, a sweet, bright red wine, and whether it was because the crowd hadn't had enough Rosa Regale or because it took a while for her to get onstage and play a 30 to 40 minute set, the audience was dead.