N'Dubz delight the Regent crowd

IT didn't take long for the sell out crowd to forgive N-Dubz for their previously postponed Ipswich visit. Instead, they showed what a professional live performance this award winning act could really put on.

IT didn't take long for the sell out crowd to forgive N-Dubz for their previously postponed Ipswich visit. Instead, they showed what a professional live performance this award winning act could really put on.

The Camden Town based trio, made up of cousins Dappy and Tulisa, along with Fazer, played to an audience of varying ages, surprisingly equally male to female.

This being the group's first tour, you didn't quite know whether the live performance would live up to expectations, but any concerns were soon put to rest.

A DJ welcomed the excitable crowd and got them in the party mood, before introducing the warm-up acts. Starting with recently signed girl group, Fenix, their new track 'Lady Baby' soon got the audience to their feet.

Stevie, the R'n' B star, was a tough act to follow, but Tinchy Stryder proved to be a very welcome addition to the stage.

As N-Dubz made their first appearance, the audience showed their appreciation for these performers, knowing how far they have come.

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The spotlights created the right atmosphere in front of the 'Uncle B' backdrop, being the name of the tour and their platinum selling first album.

Their opening song of 'I swear', was one of their first known tracks, to which everyone soon joined in.

Dappy showed his usual boundless energy as we were taken back through their career with the tunes that made them famous. Hit after hit followed, including songs such as 'Strong Again', 'Ouch', 'Feva Las Vegas' and the newly released 'Wouldn't you'.

They proved their professionalism by singing a capella style and included a few cover versions, one of which was a solo number for Tulisa, showing her natural talent.

The band members also pleased the crowd with their humour in between numbers.

During the show, fans were treated as N-Dubz were joined on stage by Chipmunk and also 'Star in the Hood', Tinchy Stryder, to perform their chart topping single 'Number 1'.

The audience seemed to thoroughly enjoy their evening with N-Dubz and the group seemed to enjoy performing to Ipswich just as much. It was a shame that the show had to draw to a close, but even the ending had to be impressive.

In memory of Dappy's father, Tulisa's uncle, 'Papa can you hear me', was performed. And with such heart felt feeling you couldn't fail to be impressed. This tour is definitely one for 'Uncle B' to be proud of. Well done guys!

Angela Stagg

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