Olly Murs, UB40 & Anne Marie, Photos Cuffe and Taylor

Olly Murs, UB40 & Anne Marie: Live At Scarborough OAT!

by Geoff Ford

Over the course of a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend, fans enjoyed great performances from Olly Murs, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro and Anne-Marie on three consecutive nights at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Olly Murs, Photo by Cuffe and Taylor
Olly Murs at Scarborough OAT, Photo by Cuffe and Taylor

Olly Murs showed why SOAT is one of his favourite venues when he returned on the Yorkshire coast on Friday evening. This was Olly’s third time headlining at Scarborough OAT. “I have such great memories of Yorkshire and the gigs I’ve done there,” he said ahead of the show. “The Open Air Theatre is one of my favourite venues to play.”

“Scarbados it’s good to be back!” he declared as he took to the stage. Olly then delighted a packed arena with a hit-packed set which included Moves, Wrapped Up, Feel The Same, Dear Darlin, Troublemaker and Dance With Me Tonight.

UB40 at Scarborough OAT, Photo by Cuffe and Taylor
Astro and Ali Campbell, Photo by Cuffe and Taylor

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro headlined SOAT on Saturday evening, four years after their previous appearance. They played a set packed with hits including If It Happens Again, One In Ten, Rat In My Kitchen and a cover of the Chi-Lites’ Homely Girl. The current band comprises Winston Delandro (guitar), Michael Martin (keyboards), Colin McNeish (bass), Paul Slowly (drums), Winston Rose (sax) and trumpeter Colin Graham together with Matt Hoy (backing vocals)

The band returned for a magnificent encore of Kingston Town, Can’t Help Falling In Love With You and Red Red Wine.

Anne-Marie at Scarborough OAT Photo by Cuffe and Taylor
Anne-Marie, Photo by Cuffe and Taylor

Chart-topping pop star Anne-Marie delivered a brilliant show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday evening. He set included Birthday, Our Song, Way Too Long, Don’t Play, Friends, 2002 and Rockabye.

She was supported by Samantha Harvey, Gracey and HRVY.

The Scarborough Open Air Theatre season continues into September with Courteeners (Wednesday 8), James (Thursday 9), Snow Patrol (Friday 10) and Duran Duran (Friday 17).

Tickets are on sale via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com or in person from Scarborough OAT Box Office (01723 818111).