Sir Tom Jones wows Edinburgh after return from illness

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Sir Tom Jones kicked off the Edinburgh Summer Sessions in style as the Welsh icon gave fans a show to remember.

The 78-year-old was forced to call off a number of recent shows due to a “bacterial infection”.

Sir Tom Jones wowed the crowd at Edinburgh Summer Sessions.

Sir Tom Jones wowed the crowd at Edinburgh Summer Sessions.

But the Grammy and Brit award-winner looked back to his charming self as he launched the first of six nights of open air music in the Capital.

The sun was still shining when Sir Tom took to the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens with the beautiful backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

He opened his timeless set with Burning Hell and Run On before performing crowd favourites such as Mama Told Me Not To Come and Sex Bomb. Last night’s much-anticipated performance marked 51 years since he first performed in Edinburgh.

The Voice UK judge’s latest show will be a hard act to follow for Bastille, Rag N Bone Man, Paloma Faith, Kasabian and Brian Wilson, who make up the Summer Sessions lineup.

Sir Tom Jones wowed the crowd at Edinburgh Summer Sessions.

Sir Tom Jones wowed the crowd at Edinburgh Summer Sessions.