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Eric Woolfson’s Somewhere in the Audience

Eric Woolfson Somewhere in the AudienceCelebrating the work of Eric Woolfson, a CD of new recordings of his work has been released, titled ‘Somewhere in the Audience’.  It boasts a host of West End and Broadway performers, including our very own Gareth Gates singing ‘Closer to Heaven’, which features in the musical ‘Gaudi’.

The full track-listing and options to buy the CD or download individual tracks is on amazon.

Other artists featured include Ben Forster, Steve Balsamo, Louise Dearman, Oliver Thompsett and Jon Lee.

 

Les Miserables vs Phantom – charity football match

Gareth will be joining the casts of Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera this Sunday, 2nd September, to take part in a charity football match and fun day fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support, in support of Les Miserables wig mistress Melanie Oakley-Dow.   There be some other celebrity guests and former professional footballers.

It will take place on Sunday 2nd September 2012. Fun Starts at 1pm with Kick off at 3pm. The match will end around 5pm.

Tickets will only be available on the day at the stadium: Adults £10 – Children/Concessions £5

The fun day and match will be taking place at:

East Grinstead Town Football Club The GAC Stadium, East Court, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3LS

For more information on the event itself and how to donate, go to http://www.lesmisvphantom.co.uk/

Boogie Nights

Stand by for an announcement tomorrow (Thursday) of next year’s tour of Boogie Nights, starring Gareth along with sone of the Osmonds, Andy Abraham, Shane Ritchie Jnr, and Chico, with tickets going on sale this coming Saturday.   A few dates have already been leaked, including 2nd and 3rd March at Indigo2, 22nd March at the Bradford Alhambra, and Llandudno, for a date as yet unknown!

More news to follow …

On the radio

We were treated on Monday.  There was a pre-recorded interview aired on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, which you can catch ten minutes into this link. Available until Monday! http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p00vrflm

He was also on with Patrick Kielty, who was standing in for Steve Wright, on BBC Radio 2, where he talked about Legally Blonde, especially those dogs!  He also dodged questions about Masterchef.

Gareth joins Masterchef

Gareth is joining this year’s Celebrity Masterchef.  The start date has not been confirmed yet, but it should be some time next month and will be on BBC2 at 6:30pm each week night for FIVE WEEKS.  That of course is for those who make it to the finals!

Gareth’s progress is inevitably top secret, but here is a photo of him waving a pan about and looking very serious with a very clean pinny.

Leeds Pride, 5th August 2012

Gareth has been added as one of the headline acts at this year’s Leeds Pride, a free event on 5th August.

http://leedspride.com

The Three Little Pigs – CD out 25th June 2012

The Three Little Pigs - cover art

A studio recording of the children’s musical “The Three Little Pigs”, written by Stiles & Drewe will be released on 25th June.  Gareth plays one of the pigs (the clever one who opted for bricks).   The other pigs are played by Amy Lennox and Lewis Barnshaw, and their mother is played by Alison Jear.  Clive Rowe is the wolf.

You can pre-order the CD (signed by Stiles & Drewe) on the Dress Circle shop, and listen to some of the tracks on the SimG Productions website.

BBC Lifeline appeal for British Stammering Association

Gareth Gates presents an appeal on behalf of the British Stammering Association (BSA) on BBC1 at 5pm on Sunday 17th June, also repeated on BBC2 at 1:30pm on Wednesday 20th June.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01k749h

Pop and musical theatre star Gareth Gates makes an appeal on behalf of the British Stammering Association, the UK’s national charity that offers support to adults, children and families who are affected by stammering.

The film features four-year-old Zachary, who suddenly developed a severe stammer just after his third birthday, making him so distressed he felt he could not speak anymore. But with the help of the British Stammering Association, Zachary got the help he needed through early intervention speech and language therapy. He is now back to the happy, confident boy he was before.

 

Legally Blonde: The musical

Legally Blonde logo

Gareth will be joining the cast of the UK tour of Legally Blonde starting in Oxford next month!    For more details, and a full list of dates, visit the website.

 

Please note, Gareth will still be starring in Momentous Musicals at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 19th July.

Backstage at Loserville

With rehearsals well underway at Loserville, Gareth has filmed a couple of video clips telling us more.