SOUTH Tyneside singer Lulu James proved the life and soul of the party as the Soundwaves summer concert kicked off at Bents Park.
The soul performer proved a hit with music lovers as she took centre stage - ahead of live performances from mega-selling artists Gabrielle, All Saints and Texas.
Even a heavy spell of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of fans at the show.
The open air concert is the finale of a summer of live shows at the venue.
Look out for full coverage of Soundwaves in Monday’s Shields Gazette.