Aug 27, 2015
Kathryn Mason
Comments Off on Gorey Choral Group to support best selling classical artist Russell Watson at his Wexford show.

Gorey Choral Group to support best selling classical artist Russell Watson at his Wexford show.

“He sings like Pavarotti, and entertains the audience like Sinatra” ~ NY Times.

Gorey Choral Group will be spending an intimate evening up close and personal with Russell Watson at

National Opera House, Wexfordon Saturday 28th November

Russell Watson never imagined he would one day be one of the world’s most prominent tenors, selling in excess of seven million albums worldwide. To date there have been nine studio albums, each one winning more critical acclaim than the one before.  His first offering ‘The Voice’, held simultaneous number 1 slots in the US and the UK, a world first! It spent a record breaking 52 weeks at number 1 in the UK!

Russell is officially the UK’s best-selling classical artist ever and has won four Classical BRITS. He has performed for some of the world’s greatest figures including, HM The Queen, the late Pope John Paul II who requested a private audience with Russell at The Vatican, former US President Bill Clinton, The Emperor of Japan, European Prime Ministers, Middle Eastern Sultans and the King of Malaysia. The list is endless. Russell’s collaborations include Pavarotti, Lionel Richie, Michael Bolton, Cliff Richard, Lulu, Sarah Brightman, Meatloaf, Mel B, Alexandra Burke, Ashanti Cleopatra to name but a few.

Russell has always been a strong supporter of unsigned local artists and choirs, especially after being a judge on the BBC prime time show ‘Last Choir Standing’. The series saw around 60 amateur choirs competing each week to be the ‘Last Choir Standing’.  Russell enjoyed being part of the show immensely and as a result, expressed his wishes to have a local choir accompany him on his Up Close & Personal tour of 53 UK dates.

“I love being accompanied by choirs and the energy and excitement they bring. I am really looking forward to this tour and feel that a local choir will be the perfect addition to the evening.” ~ Russell

A patron for many charities, Russell has raised millions of pounds for The Prince’s Trust, The Katy Holmes Trust and The Kirsty Club, along with performing to raise awareness and funds for the likes of Soccer Aid 2010, remembrance for the 4th Mechanized Brigade at York Minster (2010), the “Legends Match” at Celtic Park for Oxfam (2011) and the Bob Champion Cancer Trust in 2012.

Overcoming two life-threatening brain tumours, Russell is still very much the godfather of classical crossover. Book now to experience this unique opportunity to hear ‘The Voice’ as you have never heard him before.

For more information about Gorey Choral Group please contact Tina Smith on +353 87 266 4695

For tickets please call the box office on +353 53 912 2144 or visit www.nationaloperahouse.ie

Aug 27, 2015
Kathryn Mason
Comments Off on Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir to support best selling classical artist Russell Watson at his Cork show.

Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir to support best selling classical artist Russell Watson at his Cork show.

“He sings like Pavarotti, and entertains the audience like Sinatra” ~ NY Times.

Carrigtwohill Gospel Choirwill be spending an intimate evening up close and personal with Russell Watson at Cork Opera Houseon Friday 27th November

Russell Watson never imagined he would one day be one of the world’s most prominent tenors, selling in excess of seven million albums worldwide. To date there have been nine studio albums, each one winning more critical acclaim than the one before.  His first offering ‘The Voice’, held simultaneous number 1 slots in the US and the UK, a world first! It spent a record breaking 52 weeks at number 1 in the UK!

Russell is officially the UK’s best-selling classical artist ever and has won four Classical BRITS. He has performed for some of the world’s greatest figures including, HM The Queen, the late Pope John Paul II who requested a private audience with Russell at The Vatican, former US President Bill Clinton, The Emperor of Japan, European Prime Ministers, Middle Eastern Sultans and the King of Malaysia. The list is endless. Russell’s collaborations include Pavarotti, Lionel Richie, Michael Bolton, Cliff Richard, Lulu, Sarah Brightman, Meatloaf, Mel B, Alexandra Burke, Ashanti Cleopatra to name but a few.

Russell has always been a strong supporter of unsigned local artists and choirs, especially after being a judge on the BBC prime time show ‘Last Choir Standing’. The series saw around 60 amateur choirs competing each week to be the ‘Last Choir Standing’.  Russell enjoyed being part of the show immensely and as a result, expressed his wishes to have a local choir accompany him on his Up Close & Personal tour of 53 UK dates.

“I love being accompanied by choirs and the energy and excitement they bring. I am really looking forward to this tour and feel that a local choir will be the perfect addition to the evening.” ~ Russell

A patron for many charities, Russell has raised millions of pounds for The Prince’s Trust, The Katy Holmes Trust and The Kirsty Club, along with performing to raise awareness and funds for the likes of Soccer Aid 2010, remembrance for the 4th Mechanized Brigade at York Minster (2010), the “Legends Match” at Celtic Park for Oxfam (2011) and the Bob Champion Cancer Trust in 2012.

Overcoming two life-threatening brain tumours, Russell is still very much the godfather

of classical crossover. Book now to experience this unique opportunity to hear

‘The Voice’ as you have never heard him before.

For more information about Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir please contact Aoibheann Carey-Philpott on +353 87 254 6560

For tickets please call the box office on +353 21 427 0022 or visit www.corkoperahouse.ie

Aug 24, 2015
Kathryn Mason
Comments Off on Sigala’s Easy Love hit’s #1 in Shazam Ireland charts!

Sigala’s Easy Love hit’s #1 in Shazam Ireland charts!

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Aug 19, 2015
Kathryn Mason
Comments Off on Rhodes + Birdy – their new duet “Let It All Go” out 11th September

Rhodes + Birdy – their new duet “Let It All Go” out 11th September

 RHODES + BIRDY

New Single ‘Let It All Go’ Released Sept 11th

Rhodes Debut Album ‘Wishes’ Out Sept 18th

Rhodes and Birdy release their eagerly awaited duet ‘Let It All Go’, September 11th on Rhodes Music / Ministry of Sound.

Written and produced by Rhodes and Birdy with additional production by James Kenosha and Dan Grech and mixed by Dan Grech, ‘Let It All Go’ is a powerful union of the writers’ stunning vocals. Having been mutual fans of each other’s work, Rhodes and Birdy were introduced and quickly started writing together. The powerful ‘Let It All Go’ is the astonishing result.

“Normally writing is very personal and solitary for me”, says Rhodes. “I wanted something in the last quarter of my album that was a slight departure from the rest of the songs and after being immediately struck by the beauty and honesty in Birdy’s voice I thought this would be the perfect way to do it”.

“Writing with David felt really natural, and so it followed that we should record the song together.” Birdy adds, “I find both the strength and fragility in David’s voice so beautiful…. I’m really excited about this song”.

Rhodes is currently gearing up for the release of his debut album ‘Wishes’, which comes out September 18th and sees him build upon the early EPs that first made his name. Featuring previously released material alongside new compositions including the epic ‘You & I’ and the pulsating radio breakthrough ‘Close Your Eyes’, Rhodes produces songs and soundscapes that are both incredibly fragile and hugely powerful.

Brit Award nominated Birdy has set the world alight with her unique vocals and extraordinary musicianship over recent years.  It was in 2011 when Birdy released her debut self-titled and UK gold-certified album.  Her second studio album “Fire Within” which followed in 2013 debuted at #8 in the UK chart and spurned the huge hit song “Wings”.  Birdy is now working on her third and eagerly awaited studio album which is set for release in the New Year.

Having supported the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Sam Smith, London Grammar and George Ezra, Rhodes has sold out three UK headline tours to date and goes on tour again this autumn all over the UK including a show at Koko 9th October.

 

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