Big voice and big tunes as Becky Hill fires on all cylinders in front of capacity crowd in Newcastle
Becky Hill brought some serious anthems to the stage for her sold out gig at the Virgin Unity Arena in Newcastleby Simon Duke
Becky Hill, the girl with the big voice and the big tunes, meant serious business as she showed everyone at the Virgin Unity Arena precisely why she sold out her gig there on Sunday.
It's hard to believe almost a decade has now passed since the powerhouse vocalist got her first taste of fame as a contestant on The Voice UK.
And, while you'd be hard pushed to name anyone from any series of the show, Becky's star is still on the rise and showing no sign of going into descent anytime soon.
She didn't win The Voice but she has been the deserved winner in the long run, thanks to her own growing back catalogue of bangers and some blistering vocals as a featured artist on other big hits.
And it was, in my opinion, her finest collaboration to date, Matoma anthem False Alarm, that got things off to a fine start as Becky put her stamp on proceedings from the get-go after support act and local lass L Devine seized her moment in the spotlight with a set including the earwormingly good Naked Alone that showed her own amazing potential.
False Alarm did not get the chart position it deserved but one of Becky's collaborations that did see off all competition to top the charts was Gecko (Overdrive), which soar her team up with Oliver Heldens with emphatic results six years ago.
Pulling that one out of the locker midway through her almost hour long set, Becky made sure the tempo didn't drop and with other tunes like Heaven On My Mind, Afterglow and Back and Forth at her disposal, she made sure everyone in all the packed out pens and platforms at the huge outdoor arena were up on their feet dancing.
The ultimate break up anthem for 2020 - Better Off Without You- is, for me, Becky's finest moment to date and voices rang out around the field as her captive audience sang every word back to her.
The responsibility of bringing the night to close was put on the shoulders of Becky's pulsating Sigala collaboration Wish You Well and it was the perfect track to round things off as her vocals soared into the night sky.
Genuinely grateful for being up on stage in full of a capacity crowd after all the uncertainty 2020 has given the entertainment industry, Becky more than lived up to her ticket sales and, on the evidence of Sunday night, her crowds will only get bigger.