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Settle singer John Newman makes debut at Royal Variety performance
10:53am Wednesday 11th December 2013 in News
CHART–TOPPING Settle singer John Newman made his debut appearance at the Royal Variety Perfomance in London.
In an energetic performance which aired this week on ITV, the former Settle College pupil performed his summer hit single ‘Love Me Again’, watched by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The 23-year-old said: “This is my biggest performance so far. Prince Charles congratulated me on my performance and said he hoped to see me again next year.
“He told me that he had been to the town where I grew up - Settle in North Yorkshire - to open a post office.”
The Royal Variety was held at the London Palladium and hosted this year by John Bishop.
Newman joined a star-studded line-up for the event, which included Gary Barlow, Jessie J, Mary J. Blige, Olly Murs and Robbie Williams.
After growing up in the Yorkshire Dales with a mother obsessed with Motown and Northern Soul, Newman moved to London at the age of 20 and signed with Island Records.
He erupted onto the music scene in 2012 with his vocals on Rudimental’s number one single ‘Feel the Love’.
His debut album ‘Tribute’ was launched in October this year and went straight to the top of the UK Albums Chart.
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