HIT singer-songwriter Tom Walker wowed residents with two intimate live concerts in Colchester's city centre.

The Scottish and Brit Award-winning artist was at Lion Walk Shopping centre over the weekend.

Music-lovers enjoyed Tom perform many of his biggest hits, as well as his new single Holy Ghost, which comes out July 18, for free on Saturday.

Despite the rain for his two 30-minute sets at 11am and 1pm, thousands of people were estimated to be in attendance.

Tom was accompanied by a flash-mob style appearance from Essex-based choir The Big Sing, best known for starring on Britain’s Got Talent.

The appearance in Colchester was part of Tom Walker’s viral social media series 'Toms Towns' which has already seen him visit Tamworth, Barnsley and Wrexham.

Fans - Tom Walker meeting some of his youngest fans in ColchesterFans - Tom Walker meeting some of his youngest fans in Colchester (Image: Optic Matter)

Live music was also enjoyed from Colchester acts Cameron Mackie, Yazmin Wood, Fraser Morgan and resident busker David Angus.

Tom met local fans while giving out ‘Tom-bola’ spot prizes as part of a fantastic day of entertainment for shoppers.

Martin Leatherdale, centre manager at Lion Walk, said: “It was an incredible day"

"Tom was absolutely awesome and the city of Colchester came alive with his outstanding vocals echoing round our centre.

Hospitality - (Left to Right) Sophie Bird, Tom Walker, and Renee Pociuante at the Vacay BarHospitality - (Left to Right) Sophie Bird, Tom Walker, and Renee Pociuante at the Vacay Bar (Image: Optic Matter)

“Fans were standing out to get the best spots to see his performance from early in the morning and Tom was well worth the wait, there’s no question about that.

"Tom’s music appeals to such a wide variety of people, so by giving this amazing live and completely free performance, he really did bring the community of Colchester something special to share together. What a day – what a legend."

Tom Walker rose to fame after the release of his single "Leave a Light On" in 2017 and won the British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards in 2019.

He will be touring in Switzerland, Cardiff, and Germany this month as well as going to LA and New York as a solo act, before touring alongside The Script. 

Tom’s upcoming and second album, I Am, will be released on September 20.