It's Lisa Marie Presley's first ever UK gig and she is battling a cold. But having spent 44 years in the shadow of a rock'n'roll revolutionary and surviving a marriage to the King of Pop, she's not about to let a bit of phlegm get to her.
Her nerves, though, just might. The glamour of her black and satin outfit and perfectly coiffured tumbling tresses can't hide the terror in those so-familiar, kohl-ringed eyes as she starts to sing. Feline and wary, by the closing notes of opener So Long, her relief is palpable.
Lisa-Marie Presley's performance at Bush Hall offered sweet and soulful blues-pop that owed nothing to her father Elvis, writes Thomas H Green.
In the way of background research, I questioned two men in the Bush Hall gentlemen's loos. "Are you here because of Lisa-Marie Presley herself, or because she's Elvis's daughter?"
"She's good as well," replied the first.
Lisa Marie Presley's secret past selling fish and chips from a mobile van
She's the daughter of late music legend Elvis Presley, and has led a life of wealth and privilege.
But Lisa Marie Presley has been hiding a secret former job... selling fish and chips from a mobile van in East Sussex.
Since the 44-year-old singer moved into a £9million home in the village of Rotherfield back in 2010, it's fair to say she has fully immersed herself into local life.