REVIEW: Michael Bublé, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

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CANADIAN crooner Michael Bublé had his loyal legion of fans swooning on the first night of a two-day stint in the city.

Such was the demand for his silky smooth tones that he had to add an extra Tyneside date.

Fans who sold out his gig were thanked with a lively performance which showcased his impressively strong vocals and colourful character.

Buble is one of the old school singers, a sleek fusion of both style and substance which you’d be hard pushed to find amongst the current crop of emerging pop stars.

In between addresses to the crowd which were delivered with his trademark boyish charm, he belted out tracks from sixth studio album To Be Loved.

His voice is commanding enough to fill the cavernous arena twice over. Heck, he could sing the phone book and it would sound good.

He could even be heard over the sea of adoring shrieks.

With a vintage voice as rich as any fine wine, he deserved every one of those screams.