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2018 NEWS

 

JOHN WILL RELEASE A BRAND NEW ALBUM THIS YEAR CALLED "SPOTLIGHT"

 

The album will feature songs from musicals (mostly) and is due for release late September 2018.

 

BUT.... you can get a digital copy earlier than the official release date and a signed copy on the release date....and so much more!

 

How?

 

​By pre-ordering SPOTLIGHT via John's PledgeMusic campaign.

 

What's a "PledgeMusic" campaign?

 

​PledgeMusic is a new way of getting hold of new music by artistes you love and gives you unique access to the record making process and also allows you to get hold of exclusive music, exclusive memorabilia and more.

 

The way it normally works is this: John decides to make an album, the record company pays for the album, John makes the album, YOU buy the album.

 

The PledgeMusic way works like this: John decides to make an album, John announces a Pledge campaign to raise money to make the album, YOU join the campaign and pledge money towards the cost of making the album, the album gets made, YOU get the album. 

HOWEVER, you get more for your Pledge money than just the album! 

As a thank you for Pledging and helping the album get made, you get a signed copy of the Spotlight album and a digital download before the record hits the shops. As well as this, you will get an "AccessPass" that gives you access to exclusive behind-the-scenes studio updates with videos and pictures from the entire record making process, access to download-only exclusive tracks that are only available to Pledgers, opportunities to get hold of exclusive merchandise from John that will be unavailable anywhere else and more. So you don't just get a copy of the album - you get a LOT more!

 

There will be several levels of Pledge available. 

 

The entry level Pledge amount is just £15 and for this you get the digital download and signed copy of Spotlight and the "AccessPass" as mentioned above.

 

You will also be able to Pledge more money for other exclusive and unique Pledge items, such as an A5 signed print of the album artwork, the chance to have your name printed on the album sleeve, backstage meet-and-greets, and even the opportunity to watch a West End show or have dinner with John at a top London restaurant. For full details of the whole Pledge campaign go HERE. More items will be added as the Pledge campaign runs.

 

Confirmed tracks on the album so far are:

Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific

I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables

From Now On from The Greatest Showman 

 

​The full tracklisting and artwork will be available on the Pledge website soon. 

Pledgers will be the first to see them - so become one of the first to Pledge and get access to everything immediately!

 

YOU can help make SPOTLIGHT so Pledge NOW!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN WILL HEADLINE ONE OF THE CONCERTS AT THE 2018 WELSH PROMS IN CARDIFF IN JULY 

 

John will appear at St David's Hall, Cardiff on Friday 27th July as part of the Welsh Proms 2018 Movies and Musicals concert.

Performing songs from the greatest musicals and movies the show will also star the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Owain Arwel Hughes CBE.

You can get more info on the Welsh Proms HERE and tickets for John's Prom concert HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN PERFORMED AT A WELSH RUGBY LEGEND'S CHARITY EVENT IN MAY

 

John appeared at a very special charity event at the Hurlingham Club in London on May 1st at an evening celebrating the achievements of Wales and British Lions captain and all round Welsh rugby hero Sam Warburton. Appearing alongside the Band of the Welsh Guards, John performed as part of a James Bond themed evening to raise money for the NSPCC and other charities supported by Sam. Amongst the money VIPs in attendance was HRH Prince William. Also on the bill were Ria Jones, David Thaxton, Caroline Sheen, Noel Sullivan and Only Men Aloud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN SET TO PERFORM AS PART OF FLOATING FESTIVALS LINE-UP IN OCTOBER

 

John will perform in concert as part of the musical theatre themed Stages Festival on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Navigator of the Seas next year. The four day Floating Festivals cruise travels from Southampton to Amsterdam between 15th and the 19th of October 2018. Other artistes in the festival include Michael Ball, Collabro, Beverley Knight, Sophie Evans, Lee Mead and Christina Bianco.

Tickets and more information on this unique experience can be found HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN PERFORM (AND CO-PRESENT) A CONCERT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN MAY

 

John appeared as part of the Magic at the Musicals concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on May 21st alongside Ruthie Henshall, Louise Dearman, Laura Tebbutt and a host of West End stars and the 60 piece Magic Radio Orchestra. As well as performing, John will co-presented the show with Ruthie Henshall and the concert will be broadcast on Magic FM on 27th May. Details of how you can listen to the broadcast can be found HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN WILL RETURN TO JAPAN THIS JUNE TO PERFORM IN OSAKA AND TOKYO

 

John will be part of the lineup for the 2018 Musical Meets Symphony concerts in Japan. These concerts are held every year and this will be the third time John has appeared in MMS. This year he will share the stage with, among others, Broadway star Norm Lewis and a full orchestra.

He will appear in Tokyo at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall on 7th and 8th June (tickets available HERE)

and in Osaka at the Festival Hall on 9th June (tickets available HERE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN WILL APPEAR AS A SPECIAL GUEST OF WELSH MEZZO SOPRANO KATHERINE JENKINS WHEN SHE PLAYS A SERIES OF  OUTDOOR CONCERTS IN THE UK THIS SUMMER

 

Having previously appeared as her special guest on her 2015 UK tour, John will appear with Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra at the following venues:

 

Victoria Park, Haywards Heath on Saturday 14th July (tickets available HERE)

 

Bowood House, Wiltshire on Sunday 22nd July (tickets available HERE)

 

Sennowe Park , Norfolk on Saturday 28th July (tickets available HERE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN WILL APPEAR AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN OCTOBER

 

John will star alongside Ruthie Henshall, Sophie Evans, Lauren Samuels, Ben Forster, Michael Xavier, Friederike Krum, Russell Watson, and Mazz Murray in a concert celebrating The Best of the West End on Monday October 8th. Tickets are available HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN WILL PERFORM SOME SOLO CONCERTS IN TOKYO IN SEPTEMBER

 

After a number of hugely successful sold out solo shows in Japan over the past few years, John will once again be appearing in concert in Tokyo alongside his musical director John Quirk and a live band. He will appear at Yomiuri Otemachi Hall in Tokyo on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th September. Tickets for these shows are sure to sell out - to book now go HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN WILL APPEAR AS THE PHANTOM IN TOKYO IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

 

After playing the role of The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera in London's West End nearly 2000 times, John will return to the role once more but in a very different version of the story.

John will play the The Phantom in Ken Hill's The Phantom of the Opera when the show plays at the Theatre Orb, Tokyo from August 29th to September 9th 2018.

The show, written by Ken Hill in the 1970's was the inspiration for the Andrew Lloyd-Webber version and has enjoyed great success all over the world including a successful run in the West End at the same time as the Lloyd-Webber show. 

​With a score that blends original music and existing operatic material, the darkly humorous show delves deep into the world of the Paris Opera House and the famous tale of unrequited love between the Phantom and his muse, Christine. 

John said: "I'm excited by the chance to explore a character I know so well from a very different viewpoint in a very different telling of such a well known tale. I've performed in concert in Japan many times and I can't wait to finally make my theatrical debut there. It's going to be great!"

​Tickets are available HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN HAS RECORDED A DUET WITH WEST END AND BROADWAY STAR HAYDEN TEE

 

In January, john spent a day in a West End recording studio putting down vocals for a track for the upcoming solo album from West End and Broadway star Hayden TeeThe track is from the musical The Secret Garden and is called In Lily's Eyes. The album is scheduled for release in late 2018. More details will appear here when available and on Hayden's official website HERE

 

 

 

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