Scarborough Open Air Theatre welcomed Will Young to North Yorkshire last week and despite the rain (typical Northern Summer), the crowd rocked their ponchos and danced the night away.

With his five piece live band and backing singers, Will burst onto the stage to open the show with a few tracks from his latest album 85% Proof before welcoming the crowd and cracking a few jokes about his outfit made for him by his late Grandmother and then threatening to jump into the water in front of the stage and asking the crowd if they'd save him if he got carried away and ended up stage diving.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre is a really unique venue, with the stage set on an island in the middle of a lake. It originally opened in the 1930's but in 2010 had a huge revamp and is now one of the most popular concert venues in the UK with acts including Elton John, Boyzone, Jessie J and Olly Murs on the huge list of musicians who have played there.
Every time I've been to the venue, the acts can't help but comment on the lake surrounding them, although I am yet to see anyone jump in!
If you've seen Will play live before you will know how off the cuff and impromptu his shows can be, and the chat between songs can often be the most fun part of the entire concert. It's fair to say he had the crowd in the palm of his hand, even the husbands who had been dragged along were laughing along all the way through.

Will sang some of his most loved songs including an amazing acoustic rendition of Light My Fire and his hit singles Changes, Who Am I and You & I, plus some of his album tracks from over the years. With a makeshift glittery platform which was wheeled on and a few disco lights, Will's infectious and quirky personality shone throughout the show.

For the encore Will burst back on stage on a mobility scooter, complete with flashing lights and a built in keyboard, much to the crowd's delight, who were all on their feet in admiration.
After serenading the crowd with everyone's favourite 'Leave Right Now', Will said his thank yous and closed the show with 'All Time Love' which saw a standing ovation from his adoring fans.

The show was really great, I can't fault Will's voice which was effortless and pitch perfect throughout, it's still clear why he won Pop Idol all of those years ago! His personality and jokes kept everyone smiling and having the best time, despite the fact they were all dressed in the not so attractive ponchos and standing in the pouring down rain for the majority of the night.

Will you be seeing Will play live this year? Check here for a list of upcoming tour dates.
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