Sparkling showman John proves that all songs mean something if you just listen to the words.
Renown for being a showman of many aspects of ‘the business’, it was a pleasure to welcome John Barrowman - of Captain Jack Harkness fame in Doctor Who and Torchwood - back to Manchester’s beautiful Bridgewater Hall for his first tour in four years!
Since last here, he has been busy with various ventures, often in the USA, including TV action series Arrow and touring with expos and Comic-Cons for the shows with which he has been involved. Although he admits being nervous about the expectations of this tour, his charisma and vanity prevail and his highly-promoted risqué outlandishness and innuendo-based witty humour, make for a great night’s entertainment; coupled with his distinctive vocals, dance moves and admiration of his fans putting him where he is today and his support for the LGBT community.
It is often the sad case that winners of TV talent shows are only famous or known for the duration of their recording contracts but some achieve success thereafter and establish a place in their fans’ memories and hearts no matter what.
A young man who has had his own struggles in life - including Kidney cancer at a very young age (announced publically in 2012) - Winner of the 2010 XFactor series, Matt Cardle was the headline act and ticket-selling name for last night’s ‘Intimate and Live’ charity concert in aid of Cancer Research UK’s Shining Stars campaign in The Lowry’s Quays Theatre.
How many recording artists that have emerged in the past few years can you comfortably predict will still be going strong in 50 years’ time? 2065 seems such a long time away.
Celebrating her 50th year in show business with her new album released on the Decca label, the first new material for the label Lulu had recorded since moving to Columbia records in 1966, Lulu is once again touring the UK. This is her first tour in 11 years and it shows what the British public have been missing out on for over a decade.