11:38am Thursday 3rd May 2012
By Stephen Mather
BRAVING plummeting temperatures, hundreds of music lovers turned out for a bouncing set from Noah and the Whale at Haydock Park on Saturday.
The indie folk band from London was the latest big name to rock the racecourse, following in the footsteps of Tom Jones, Simply Red and the Scissor Sisters.
They didn’t disappoint. Blasting out hit after hit, lead singer Charlie Fink is proving to be a real showman, backed by musicians bang on form.
Fink’s distinctive voice and the folksy musical influences proved to be a real crowdpleaser. Those not brave enough to stand in the cold craned their necks from the stands, crammed with early afternoon race goers.
Songs such as Life is Life, 5 Years Time and the anthemic L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N, proved a warm tonic for the arm-waving, enraptured crowd.
Haydock Park again proved to be an ideal venue for such a large musical event.
For those who couldn’t get close to the large stage, the performance was beamed to a huge screen by the finish line on the course and to TVs inside the several suites in the building.
With Steps and Madness, the next stars to perform at Haydock, they have a great act to live up to.
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