ALISON CROOSE King's Lynn Corn Exchange
King's Lynn Corn Exchange
He is wholesome and he is predictable - but his fans turn up in their droves just to hear his superb singing voice. There are no gimmicks or frills with Aled's performance - he uses a fixed microphone so nothing distracts from the song and its singing.
Having a string quartet backing group called Aled's Angels is as risqué as he gets - but that's clearly how his admirers like it.
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They had to be patient, though, and listen to a 20-minute set by Norwich Singers who opened the show. Then, at last, there was Aled accompanying his own child star performance of Walking in the Air which helped make him famous.
His programme was a celebration of some of the numbers which have assured his enduring popularity such as Marble Halls, All Through the Night and You Raise Me Up.
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Amid the songs the audience learned more about the singer who answered questions from the audience - revealing that he is a passionate Arsenal fan, and appearing on Strictly Come Dancing was an ordeal.
There was only one way for him to end a very popular show - by singing the nation's favourite hymn, How Great Thou Art.