Povi Tamu, the latest addition to the SIA artist collective, is already making big splashes. People are still talking about her live set from the Red Bull Sound Select show at The 1up – Colfax last December, and anticipation surrounding her opening set for Star Slinger tonight at Cervantes is at a high. This past Saturday, February 14th, Povi delivered with quite the Valentine’s day gift to the world; a beautiful rendition of Jessie Ware’s Running. Povi’s unplugged version loses the synths and the drums, but keeps all of the soul and emotion, and then some. Pianist Kev Choice keeps the tempo with an absolutely on-point performance on the keys, and the beautiful back drop of the Bay area (shot from the rooftop of a downtown Oakland building) is the perfect setting for this powerful, soaring cover.