AS Examples go, Elliott Gleave is looking pretty good.
The English singer/rapper gathered an army of followers when his single Kickstarts became the summer anthem for 2010 which he followed up with hit Changed the Way You Kissed Me in 2011, which was nominated for a BRIT award.
Example has released a fourth album The Evolution of Man and is in Sheffield this weekend as part of a tour that promises the same success as his sold-out 2012 tour.
He got his stage name from his initials; as his real name is Elliot Gleave, it creates the initials EG – hence Example.
As part of his promo for What We Made, a song from his first album with the same name, Londoner Example visited the disaster-struck city of Chernobyl.
While there, he recorded his music video and created an 18-minute documentary about the eerily deserted city. Most likely a reflection of his degree in film directing.
His second album, Won’t Go Quietly is where he began to really get recognition as a musician.
With the release of four singles from the album, most notably Kickstarts reached third in the UK charts.
From there he stormed Britain with his third album Playing in the Shadows.
As the title suggests, the album revolves around the darker side of life.
It reached number one on both the album chart and dance album chart. Changed the Way You Kissed Me was used in a Nike campaign for footwear.
Now, he’s back and bigger than ever.
He wrote boy-band The Wanted’s hit track Chasing The Sun, created his fourth album ‘The Evolution of man’, which he released only a few months ago and has begun a chain of tours.
2012 has been a busy year for Example, who played a 14 date UK-tour, a 12 date set in Ibiza and then spent the summer playing festivals across the country, including renowned T in the Park.
As part of his UK Arena Tour 2013 Example is having a break on Valentines Day, most likely to see his beautiful fiancée, model Erin McNaught.
He will be coming to the Motorpoint arena tomorrow, accompanied by an assortment of support acts.
Opening will be DJ Mickey Slimm, followed by P Money and British Dubstep producer Benga.
Example comes to the stage with a killer production of massive hits in typical Example style.
His set will include some of his older songs Watch the Sun Come Up and Stay Awake as well as the brand spanking new We’ll Be Coming Back featuring Calvin Harris.
He’s then moving on to tour Europe throughout march and he’s planned to jet off to Ibiza again this summer.
Example plays Sheffield Motorpoint Arena tomorrow night.