Emeli Sande at the Varsity

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Emeli Sandé certainly has a diverse style and story: she grew up in rural northern Scotland, has cultivated a love for piano, finds inspiration from the likes of Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, and Lauryn Hill, has written for artists such as Tinie Tempah and The Saturdays, and has a tattoo of artist Frieda Kahlo on her arm. Her big, soulful voice could easily fill every nook and cranny of the Varsity Theater, and she writes intelligent and honest lyrics to boot. And if it weren’t enough work to develop her sound, she also attended medical school for four and a half years where she specialized in Clinical Neuro-Science. Feeling under-accomplished yet? Not to worry; Sandé’s inspirational live performance will easily make you forget why you had success envy in the first place. Emily King opens for Sandé. 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) $22. —RO

Varsity Theater, 1308 SE 4th St., Mpls., 612-604-0222, varsitytheater.org