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Craig David: City Hall, Sheffield

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 27 November 2000

PEOPLE ARE DIVIDED on Craig David. For some, he is the spearhead of UK garage, whose pioneering "two-step" music has swept him to two number ones and a record three Music of Black Origin awards (best single, best newcomer, and best R&B act). But others point to the man's ludicrous two hours every three days in the barber's chair (getting his hair waxed), and his musical similarity to 1980s smoothies Shakatak. What nobody has considered is that Craig is one of the most remarkable teen phenomena since Donny Osmond. 

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