There may be a little less on top and a little more round the middle, but Ali Campbell showed he has lost none of his power and presence on stage in Dubai last night.

The former UB40 frontman’s distinctive voice rang out over the Irish Village, drowning out thousands of sing-along fans with a string of classics and covers.

From the moment he launched himself on-stage with ‘So Here I Am’ to a rousing finale of ‘Red Red Wine’, through ‘Kingston Town’ and a rip-roaring rendition of ‘(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You’, the legendary reggae singer loved every minute of the gig.

As did his fans.