Growing up in the Yorkshire Dales on a strong diet of Motown and Stax music, Newman bought with him an amazing voice, proper grit and the style and demeanour of the big soul revue shows. He wrote powerful musical dance floor anthems that brought with them irresistible energy. Whether this be for his UK Number 1 single Love Me Again or also on his roof raising work with Rudimental on the songs Feel The Love, another UK Number 1 single, and Waiting All Night’ ft Ella Eyre.

Newman has continued to deliver the sizeable hits, including his song Blame with Calvin Harris which also became a UK Number 1 single.

In 2014 Newman was nominated for three Brit Awards, including British Male Solo Artist.