Craig David @ IndigO2, London

What’s that I hear you cry? “Craig David is still making music?!” … Yes, my friends, he certainly is, and 13 years later he’s still bloody got it.

I may be biased being a total Craig David fangirl from the age of 10, but i’ve never lost track of the Southampton born singers career. Selling over 13 million records and then moving to Miami in the most luxurious pad anyones ever seen – Craig is obviously doing something right.

The 32 year old announced a world tour earlier this year, which has seen him play sold out shows across the world in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton and London, as well as a handful of shows in Australia.

Attending his first arena tour at 11 years old, I of course had to take up the chance to see Craig David play again (for the 9th time…)

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Photo credit: Robert Walker via Flickr

Worried for a show full of new material that no one’s ever heard of, I couldn’t have been more wrong as the Rewind singer bursted onto the stage with What’s Your Flava? and finished on Fill Me In. The setlist was flooded with absolute anthems that the venue of 2,000+ still knew all the words to.

After reeling out a string of hits including Walking Away, Hidden Agenda, Sting collaboration Rise And Fall, Spanish, Rendezvous, and a new song titled Less Is More which was a lovely treat, Craig then welcomed us to a new part of his life – DJing.

He explained that DJing started off as some fun in his Miami home with friends, which then grew into night clubs and eventually Kiss FM picking it up for a slot on their show every Sunday night. Entitled TS5 after his apartment, Craig mixes a bunch of Hip Hop, R’n’B, and even flicks in some old school Garage – hurrah! His live rendition of this show featured all the songs that make us go ‘ooohhhhhh!’ upon arrival through the speakers, Craig turned London’s IndigO2 into a party. (Similar video from Australia’s version here). This part of the show of course ended on him singing the song that first made us hear of  the name ‘Craig David’, Rewind.

Being the loser that I am, I obviously got right to the front (a few of my own bad quality iPhone pictures below) and had some special moments of eye contact and being serenaded which made my inner teen squeal, and I don’t know if I just missed his sexual advances on stage as a young girl, but my gosh does Mr David know how to make the ladies blush!

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The most important thing to remember is how humble and thankful Craig David is. He thanked the crowd on multiple occasions, and you could see it all over his face how much he loves to perform.

“I wanna say thank you to you guys, cause you know what it’s all about.”

hether a die hard Craig David fan or just someone who appreciated how much of a tune 7 Days was (and still is), this show was a celebration of a British artist coming home and still being remembered for his success.

Craig David’s new album, Following My Intuition, is scheduled for release this year.

Review by Jayde Engledew

6 thoughts on “Craig David @ IndigO2, London

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