Being a 50-something old rocker, very into 70s rock, I hadn't heard of John Newman until I chanced upon him recently on Jools Holland's Later TV slot. Was about to fast forward JN, when something stopped me. Boy, I am glad I did stop!!! I watched spellbound, while this lad with an odd voice performed, and in one song I was hooked, I loved the band, the strings section, the backing singers, the song and John himself. Then went onto Youtube, watched the video (51M views tells you something!) and ordered the deluxe version of Tribute. Haven't taken it off the player yet - well I have, but only to take with me into the car!!!
Excellent Northern soul influenced stompers, torch songs, ballads, its really good, I particularly like Goodnight Goodbye and Easy, but all are good.
Thoroughly recommended, well done JN (23yrs old!!) and I hope theres plenty more to come!