One of the nicest guys in music, Will Young is surely the best artist ever to emerge from a TV talent contest. His winning Pop Idol back in 2002 seems like a distant memory: since then the Berkshire-born musician, actor and philanthropist has become a bona fide national treasure, giving us the beautiful Leave Right Now, You and I and, more recently, Jealousy and Love Revolution, demonstrating a change of direction down a more electro-influenced route.
The Love Revolution tour – his first tour in four years – gets underway this autumn, following the release of his sixth album, 85% Proof, which topped the charts in May and drew great praise from the critics. Clash Magazine praised the album as “a masterclass in delivering a mature pop record”.
See him at the Corn Exchange, on 5 November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £37.50.