Sir Tom rocks on green, green grass of Falkirk Stadium

Sir Tom Jones in concert at the Falkirk Stadium''Picture: Michaell Gillen
Sir Tom Jones in concert at the Falkirk Stadium''Picture: Michaell Gillen

Fans of Welsh singing legend gave Sir Tom Jones a huge Scottish welcome in Falkirk tonight.

The veteran crooner showed he had lost none of his singing ability – or charm – as he wowed his appreciative audience.

He may have been making music since before some of the 10,000-plus audience were born, but he still knows how to belt out a tune.

His concert marked the fourth summer of Rock the Stadium events and Sir Tom follows in the footsteps of such big names as Elton John, Status Quo and Rod Stewart. But the vocalist, who will be best known to younger fans for his mentor role on BBC TV’s The Voice, lived up to the reputation of giving audiences a great night out when he appeared at Falkirk Stadium.

He belted out all the favourites the audience were wanting, starting with Burning Hell, and many were glad that he didn’t take the advice of his second offering, Mama Told Me Not to Come.

While Sexbomb, Shake a Hand, Elvis Presley Blues and Reelin’ and Rockin’ all went down well with the crowd, whose ages ranged from nine to 90, it was the old favourites, Delilah, Green, Green Grass of Home and You Can Leave Your Hat On that had them dancing on the pitch and in the stands.

As he belted out a range of melodies from rock to ballads in an impressive two hour set, it was hard to imagine he’s 75 years old.

Dressed immaculately in black trousers and shirt, along with a blue jacket and blue suede shoes, he certainly gave his legion of fans a night to remember.