Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stars Had a Ball!

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stars Had a Ball!

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There was much anticipation in the air on Tyneside last night - and it had nothing to do with a certain European football match!

No, this was happening across the water and involved the king of soul himself, Alexander O'Neal.

The soul legend had flown in from America yesterday to give an exclusive performance at the Just for Kids charity Fall Ball.

It fell on Thanksgiving Day and so the whole evening at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton had a Stateside feel to it.

O'Neal topped the bill and told Angel Eyes he was excited at the prospect of returning to the area to play Newcastle City Hall on April 22 next year. If the number of people up dancing when he took to the stage last night is anything to go by, fans are in for a treat.

The best of British performed last night too, with ex-Blue singer Simon Webbe opening the show with a cracking acoustic set from his albums Sanctuary and Grace. He's back next year too, with a show at the City Hall on June 8. …

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