Emilia: Listen to the Roar

Saturday 11th May 2019 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia has made an indelible mark on many a woman with Emilia if the tears, enthused buzz and unanimous roar of the audience I sat with is anything to go by. Let it be said also that despite a primarily female audience,... Continue Reading →

Gabrielle: The Under My Skin Tour

Saturday 30th March 2019 at Leeds Town Hall. ‘Sunshine through my window, that’s what you are...’ sings the voice of my teens and along with a sold out audience, I’m in the best possible Saturday night mood. So Gabrielle is back, bodacious and brilliant. Her latest album Under My Skin shares the stage with her... Continue Reading →

Inspiration Choir & The Orchestra of Opera North: Christmas Starts Here

Saturday 15th December 2018 at Leeds Town Hall. There really is nothing like the warm glow created by a fine choir and an accomplished orchestra. Combine such a sound with Christmas carol favourites and you have a splendid ninety or so minutes of festive entertainment ahead. Music Director and Founder of Inspiration Choir Gary Griffiths... Continue Reading →

Lasting Impressions: Whitney Houston’s Nothing But Love World Tour

14th April 2010 at Nottingham Trent FM Arena. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion were the powerhouse voices of my teen years (pre-Streisand discovery); warbling along shamelessly to songs I could never hope to reproduce as anything less than a dying cockerel rendition was a favourite pastime. So when the opportunity arose to... Continue Reading →

Opera North’s Berlin to Broadway: Both Entertaining & Illuminating

Tuesday 19th June 2018 at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Beginning with ‘Mack the Knife’ by torchlight, Opera North’s Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill makes a beautifully nostalgic and atmospheric arrival to the stage. From this glimpse of 1920s ambience created by Tim Skelly’s lighting design, notably reminiscent of underground caverns and the... Continue Reading →

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