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Pop diva Gabrielle wows Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 12:38 16 November 2001 | UPDATED: 15:21 03 March 2010

POP soulstress Gabrielle arrived back on the Ipswich stage before an ecstatic sell-out crowd.

The chart-topping diva was making a welcome return to the town as part of her latest nationwide tour - and she certainly hadn't forgotten how to bring the region's fans to their feet.

POP soulstress Gabrielle arrived back on the Ipswich stage before an ecstatic sell-out crowd.

The chart-topping diva was making a welcome return to the town as part of her latest nationwide tour – and she certainly hadn't forgotten how to bring the region's fans to their feet.

Now back in the spotlight following the celebrated Rise album, Gabrielle once again proved her spectacular musical talent to the Ipswich crowd, performing a host of favourite hits.

This time around, dressed in her trademark sunglasses and black leather, she was preceded on the Regent's stage by soulful boyband, Damage.

In fact, that lesser-known pop act proved an undisputed hit in its own right, and surprisingly scored full attendance from the night's fans – culminating some impressive dance routines with stunning moody vibes to complement the show's lead artist.

Gabrielle's own performance certainly hit the right note too.

The award-winning UK favourite settled back in to the Ipswich surrounds with a lesser-known ballad, before bursting into life to the sounds of "Sunshine".

In quick succession, she punched home a number of old and new soulful favourites including, "Smile", "When a Woman", "A Little More Time", and of course – "Rise".

Unsurprisingly, the Bridget Jones title track "Out of Reach" was a resounding success all round, with the huge crowd filling the aisles to show their appreciation.

Gabrielle wound up her first evening back in Ipswich with the song for which she is so highly thought of – "Dreams". It was this track that gave her a debut number one hit in 1993, and last night's performance proved she is equally as successful as she ever was back then.

With a well-deserved encore seemingly coercing the singer into the Carol King classic "Too Late", Gabrielle had certainly hit the spot in Ipswich, and, as ever, this modern day diva would leave the stage a true and unrivalled star.

nGabrielle returns to the Regent tonight before continuing with her tour. Her new album "Dreams Can Come True" was released this week.

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