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Review: Craig David makes singing and performing look effortless

PUBLISHED: 14:48 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:48 23 July 2018

Craig David on stage  Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Craig David on stage Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Craig David’s performance at Newmarket Racecourses on Friday was better than I could have ever imagined.

On Friday I was lucky enough to spend the day at Newmarket Racecourses to see the fabulous Craig David perform all of his greatest hits.

With a career dating back to 1999 he had lots to fit in but he did it superbly with a set that got everyone singing and dancing.

Fans got to hear his old songs including Walking Away, What’s your Flava, and Don’t Love You No More as well as his latest tracks I Know You, When the Bassline Drops and Ain’t Giving Up.

Craig David on stage  Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSCraig David on stage Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

The star really showed the crowd how talented he is and why he has been in the business for almost 20 years. Craig David makes singing, performing and rapping look effortless and was note perfect throughout. There aren’t many singers that are able to put on a show and sound just like they do on CD but he did exactly this.

My favourite moment of the evening was when the singer/songwriter performed his well known track Fill Me In, the crowd erupted and sung every single word. He paused several times during this track and a smile filled his face as he listened to the crowd singing the words back to him.

Craig David put on a very energetic happy performance - I don’t think a smile left his face throughout the show he seemed genuinely pleased and honoured to be there.

Craig David on stage  Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSCraig David on stage Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Another crowd favourite was when the talented star did a DJ set which included the classic I’ll bring you flowers, Show Me Love and a remix of Fill Me In. This allowed his backing singers to have some of the limelight as they did the vocals for those tracks which was really nice to see. The set was a taster of what Craig does at his Ibiza Rocks performances.

The show brought a variation of people together it was a crowd of all ages enjoying themselves and singing loud.

Craig David was on stage for about 90 minutes the show seemed to flyby and was great fun.

The Stage at Newmarket Races  Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSThe Stage at Newmarket Races Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

One of the races underway at Newmarket  Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSOne of the races underway at Newmarket Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

One of the winning horses from the day  Picture: MEGAN ALDOUSOne of the winning horses from the day Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS


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