“Hailing from South-East London” her online profile said, but this was a homecoming for Andreya Triana.

After a dramatic opening from Triana introducing her soulful and beautifully expressive voice with It’s Not Over the audience was treated to an accomplished collection of tracks from her first two albums, with her new album Giants taking centre stage.

It was a strange gig.

Triana is an undoubtedly incredibly talented singer-songwriter, and her sultry voice filled The Haunt beautifully, evoking a silent intimacy, almost a sexiness in the audience during the songs.

This was reflected in the sensitivity of her singing and in the lyrics themselves, with Triana feeling a connection to her songs that she portrayed expertly to the audience.

Unfortunately the night didn’t feel magical.

In between the performances she reminded the audience of her links to Brighton constantly, but we were never treated to any stories or moments linked to the songs.

They were generic settings, nothing more personable than “I can remember sat in my bedroom writing this poem”. It didn’t have the intended effect.

Amy Winehouse, who she has been compared too, was an expert in taking the audience into her world and exposing her soul.

Triana seemed to be a little guarded, which for a soul singer was an unforgivable flaw.

Three stars