THE singer songwriter showcased a more mature sound as he performed tracks from his debut solo album to a packed-out venue.

Bolton-born Danny Jones is most famous for being one quarter of the multi-platinum British pop/rock group McFly and a judge on ITV talent show The Voice Kids.

Not a million miles from McFly, his new material would still please long-term fans while having a more mature sound.

New tracks featured catchy guitar riffs and singalong pop hooks but also added element of soul and folk.

His gravelly, husky yet powerful vocals soared through Concorde 2 on Friday.

He has the kind of voice that could sing the alphabet and listeners would still lap it up.

Energetic True Crime and heartfelt Is This Still Love were highlights but the stand-out song was Muddy Water, a stadium-worthy Bryan Adams-esque rock anthem with a catchy pop chorus, preaching the importance of overcoming obstacles.

Despite a lot of new material, there were opportunities for the audience to sing along during a couple of covers including McFly heyday hit Obviously.

Even without his former bandmates, Jones, right, appeared totally at home on stage.

It was a confident and charismatic performance with him throwing in the odd joke and frequently flashing that million-watt smile.

Gemma Logan