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 PERFORMED AT (AND CO-PRESENTED) 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 VISITED JAPAN THIS JUNE TO PERFORM IN OSAKA AND TOKYO
John was part of the lineup for the 2018 Musical Meets Symphony concerts in Japan. These concerts are held every year and this was the third time John has appeared in MMS. This year he shared the stage with, among others, Broadway starNorm Lewis and a full orchestra.
He appeared in Tokyo at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall on 7th and 8th June
and in Osaka at the Festival Hall on 9th June
JOHN APPEARED AS A SPECIAL GUEST OF WELSH MEZZO SOPRANO KATHERINE JENKINS WHEN SHE PLAYED A SERIES OF OUTDOOR CONCERTS IN THE UK THIS SUMMER
Having previously appeared as her special guest on her 2015 UK tour, John performed with Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra at the following venues:
Victoria Park, Haywards Heath on Saturday 14th 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!"
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 Tee. The 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