Sir Tom Jones charms crowds at Newmarket Nights

Sir Tom Jones.

Sir Tom Jones. - Credit: Archant

‘The Voice’ is still in a great deal of rude health.

And it was displayed to its full range in front of thousands of people crammed into the stands and trackside at the July Course.

All the hits were there ... Delilah, Green Green Grass of Home, Mamma Told Me, It’s Not Unusual, Sex Bomb, which lit up the course, and Fall In Love.

But there were many more old and new songs which made it another unforgettable balmy night on the racecourse.

He might be in the twilight of his career but at 75 Sir Tom Jones has still got it with a vocal range as wide and as long as the valleys of his Welsh homeland.


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And he made light of his advancing years telling the thousands in the crowd that he “felt more like 19 ... or 21”.

With a tremendous nine piece backing band Sir Tom looked the part in a stunning electric blue jacket and was just about able to dodge the customary underwear flung on the stage from his adoring female fans.

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With 36 top 40 UK hits under his belt he is still one of the best performers on the circuit and he’s even set to play over 40 shows across the UK and Europe. You can catch up with him again on Saturday, August 22, when he is at the V Festival at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

His career, spanning over half a century, has seen him win many accolades including a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement.

A global star, who received his knighthood in 2006, he has a continued worldwide reputation as one of the great vocalists, earning the nickname ‘The Voice’.

And that special voice proved to be a wonderful evening to remember.

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