Gareth Gates first gained fame when he was runner up to Will young in the TV Series Pop Idol, before then going on to appear in theatre productions of shows including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Les Miserables and Legally Blonde.
He also has found the time to launch his own brand of tea and appeared on Dancing on Ice.
With four number 1 hit singles and one number 1 album, Gareth has built up a huge fan base, with people travelling from as far as Leicester and Nottingham to see him perform.
The promoter William Nicklen, had booked Gareth to perform at the Lincoln Imp through his events company called Crown Promotion and Management, which has promoted many local events over the years but this was one of the biggest.
The event proved to be a success, with many fans saying how much they enjoyed the night and the venue, with Gareth even sharing on his social medi how much he loved he the venue.
The event started with the support acts who were female acoustic guitar duo Deliverance, followed by Franky Napolitano, George Burkill and Scribble Victory who are a popular male duo from Derby.
All acts put on enjoyable sets and did an excellent job of getting the crowd ready for the arrival of Gareth Gates.
Gareth performed for well over an hour with hits such as “Unchained Melody”, “Spirit in the Sky” and “Anyone of US” (Stupid Mistake), as well as performing cover versions including “Faith”, “I Believe I Can Fly”, “Footloose”, “Summer of 69”, “Sweet Child of Mine” and many more.
Gareth was enjoying himself so much that he even performed several more songs than he had on his set list.
He even invited fans on stage to sing along during some of his songs.
After the gig, Gareth came out and did a previously unannounced meet and greet with all fans who had purchased a ticket, which you just wouldn’t get at a bigger venue or you would have to pay a lot more for a VIP ticket to meet him.
Overall the event was well put together by the promoter and venue, with Gareth putting on a fun entertaining set.
I had a great time and look forward to seeing what events Will and the Imp have coming up, as Will says he is in discussion with several other well known names, so make sure you follow the Lincoln Imp and Crown Promotion and Management on Facebook so you don’t miss out on future events.
Photos & Review by Steven Potter