See The Free Daniel Bedingfield Show at Any Cost

When I saw Daniel Bedingfield perform last July at M Resort, I expected a little self-aware contrition from the “Gotta Get Thru This” singer, something in his demeanor that would acknowledge that although the BRIT Award winner has sold 4 million albums since 2001, the world has moved on from his brand of highly calculated pop. But he was none of these things, and instead delivered an earnest, engaging performance, wooing the ladies and climbing on furniture to win the room over. It worked. Oh, sure—when Bedingfield performs songs from his EP, Stop the Traffik—Secret Fear, at the Lounge in the Palms at 11 p.m. April 27 (free), we’ll get that hit and maybe even “If You’re Not the One.” But now that he’s let the pop ghost go, he’s sure to entertain no matter what comes out of his mouth.