HE came, he sang, he rapped, and he truly was a great Example.

Elliot Gleave – aka Fulham rapper Example – thrilled fans at a packed Southampton Guildhall last night with a set which showed why his star is so much on the rise.

Example made his breakthrough into the mainstream in 2010 with his second album Won’t Go Quietly, and there was certainly plenty of noise last night.

The omens were good for a great night from the off. Support acts can sometimes disappoint but not this time.

Soloist Ed Sheenan impressed with an acoustic guitar set that was rapturously received.

Next up was rapper Wretch 32, who whipped the crowd into a frenzy, before DJ baller-b got everyone hyped up for the main attraction.

Example is at the top of his game and there was never any danger that he was going to disappoint.

The set was kick-started by Last Ones Standing and followed by Dirty Face. Example quickly had his audience in the zone.

The crowd bounced up and down as the singer-songwriter reeled off his repertoire. Two Lives and Won’t Go Quietly all cranked up the tempo.

Of course, one of the biggest thrills for the fans was Kickstarts, which is Example’s best-known track, and was the grand finale that had everyone singing along with the main man.

All in all, a great high-energy evening that left the audience buzzing as they drifted away into the night.

-Donna Jones