Celebrities perched in corners as women in their forties sat on the edge of their seats waiting for Duncan James's return to the stage.
The young couples, giggly girls and groups of women on a night out gave warm welcomes to the former Blue star despite being kept waiting for 30 minutes.
Dressed cool and casually in jeans and a cap, Duncan kicked off the intimate gig at the stylish Pigalle Club in Piccadilly on Sunday December 14 with 'Sorry Seems to be the hardest word'.
While bringing equal emotion to the Elton John cover and impressing the audience with his deep, sultry voice, there was a notable abscence of the other bandmates, especially Lee Ryan's passionate backing vocals as Duncan tapped his stool waiting to come in for the next verse.
But his elastic vocal range was displayed when he smoothly delivered Seal's hit; 'We're never gonna' survive' and even the men in the audience couldn't help but mime the familiar lyrics from the nineties.
The 30-year-old seemed to enjoy his comeback on stage and did well to get the crowd going with his kitsch classic of Frankie Valli's 'Can't take my eyes off you'.
But the liveliest performance was by Brenda Edwards, a former X-Factor contestant and now currently starring in Chicago.
The bubbly babe belted out 'Somebody Else's Guy' followed by an upbeat rendition of 'Valerie' which rose troubled star Amy Winehouse back on to the music scene.
Just as things started to get heated on the dancefloor with Duncan lapping up the attention of all the women strutting their stuff, the former Dancing on Ice finalist ended the set with ‘One Love’.
The hit which entered the single's chart at number three in 2002 was lively and the acoustic and electro mix satisfied the fans' nostalgic memories of the band which first pummelled Duncan and the boys to stardom.
While Duncan hit all the right notes on stage with classic renditions of the R'n'B pop Blue chart songs and even giving Elvis Presley’s ‘I can’t help falling in love with you’ a good try, the audience were left disappointed at the less-than 60 minute set.
His one-off solo performance of the year at the 1940’s themed Pigalle club melted the hearts of former Blue fans and ignited interest from new crowds but however good his performance was, his fans were left wanting.