Somewhere in the deep, dusty archives of the BBC television centre lies an unseen episode of Dr Who in which Rumer becomes the Doctor’s assistant and travels back to 1975 where her new album Into Colour becomes the best selling album of the year.

Well okay maybe I made that up but I’m in no doubt that had Into Colour been released in 1975 it would have been a worldwide chart topper.

Rumer’s debut album Seasons Of My Soul sold close to a million copies without the aid of a T.A.R.D.I.S. It brought her the opportunity to sing with Burt Bacarach and perform at the White House. It also brought pressures which saw Rumer diagnosed with bipolar syndrome and post traumatic stress disorder. She took a break from live performance, releasing a very good holding album of covers, Boys Don’t Cry, in 2012.

Returning to the stage to promote her new album, there is no evidence of stagefright or discomfort at having to face an audience. Rumer is happy and chatty throughout the gig and evidently relishes the warm feedback from the crowd.

Opening number Dangerous provides a perfect Philly pastiche. On record, the repeated refrain of “Is your love too dangerous” comes dangerously close to making me think: “Is this song too tedious” but performed live, the slick disco groove dispels such uncharible thoughts.

The songs from the new album dominate the set but there is still room for a clutch of songs from the debut and a cover of Hall & Oates’ I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) that gives the band, featuring members of Daryl Hall’s own backing band, the opportunity to stretch out. Having Burt Bacarach and Dionne Warwick’s musical director in your band can’t hurt either and Rob Shirakbari, who also happens to be Rumer’s fiancé, brings an additional sheen of seventies’ sophistication.

There is something deeply comforting about Rumer’s molten chocolate vocals and after giving her a deserved ovation, tonight’s audience go home satisfied, having enjoyed a little bit of time travel of their own.

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