Songwriter Tony Macaulay, who wrote scores of hits in the Sixties and Seventies, has ventured out into the world of solo performances for the first time in his 40-year career.

The man who wrote numbers such as Let The Heartaches Begin, Silver Lady and Build Me Up Buttercup has always let other artists take the limelight.

At the ago of 60, Tony packed the Old Market with an energetic performance which received a standing ovation.

It was a real trip back in time and great to hear so many of the old hits, which are still popular today on retro music stations.

Backed by a talented band of musicians, Tony showed he can sing and put over his own songs just as well as the artists who had sent them soaring up the charts.

There were humorous anecdotes and stories of how his hits were written in a thoroughly entertaining night.

The show could have done with a little tightening up but he proved why his songs will be around for decades to come.