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Album Release date confirmed.

Gareth confirms by video The Very Best of Gareth Gates album release date 10th March 2014, to include not only his greatest hits but three newly self penned acoustic tracks too.

Exciting stuff!

Big Reunion ITV2

It has been confirmed by Gareth’s management that he will appear in ITV2’s Programe ‘The Big Renuion’ rumoured to hit our TV screen late January 2014.

As well as both boybands and girlbands reuniting  for this the second series, a new group 5th Story will be formed, where Gareth will join Dane Bowers, Kavanah, Kenzie and Adam Rickitt to “try a completely different style of music”.

Gareth tweets: ‘ Can’t wait for The BigReunion… Ive written some brilliant new songs and it’s a good why of getting back into that world again’.

Let’s hope we hear some of them with Gareth singing lead vocals!

Exciting stuff! Good luck Lads!

Movies and Musicals at Christmas.

On Sunday 1st December Gareth appeared at the Apollo theatre London together with John Owen Jones, Louise Dearman, Sarah Lark,the LSG Orchestra and the West End Gospel Choir for an evening of Movies and Musicals at Christmas.

Gareth’s Eye of the Sparrow, Unchained Melody and his Beauty and the Beast duet with Louise Dearman were a huge hit with the audience.

Reviewers at West End Frame agreed, even mentioning Gareth’s vocal gymnastics being highly impressive!

While Gareth Gates is best known for his music career in recent years he has become an established musical theatre performer, having played leading roles in Joseph, Les Miserables, Legally Blonde and Loserville. I am always very technical when it comes to reviewing vocal performances, and I was completely taken aback by his incredibly soulful rendition of ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’. His vocal gymnastics were highly impressive! He then treated the audience to a strong performance of ‘Unchained Melody’ (why not?).

 

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Blackburn Gig.

Another great gig from Gareth with  great accounts and photos See Here from Dorral and Becky reporting of Gareth featuring 3 new songs.

Becky was able to bring us this:-

 If This Ain’t Love

Thanks guys!

 

 

 

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.

 

Gareth headlines T-Fest 2013

Gareth was the headlining act at T-Fest festival at Thurrock, Grays in Essex on Sunday 28th July along with Tyler James, S Club and The Mend (to name but a few).

A comprehensive video was uploaded to Youtube. Pay particular attention 6 minutes in:

 

Statement from Gareth and his management re New Music

Gareth and his management have released the following statement:

‘Thanks for all your positive comments about Gareth’s new music. We hope to have some demo tracks soon available from streaming. Gareth is in the recording process, but these things take a lot of time. As soon as we have anything to share, you will all be the first to know. In the mean time, Gareth will continue to play new songs at many of the gigs. It’s not always possible –or the right venue, but the acoustic dates are the best ones to hear his new –and old – music at.

Those gigs are  Here

Gareth’s New Music

Gareth has been treating the fans to some of his new music at his acoustic gigs around the country- once again travelling far and wide.

Returning home to Bingley at a sold out gig on 23.5.13 enabled us to hear, amongst others, this heartfelt song entitled ‘Free’

The Three Little Pigs – CD out 25th June 2012

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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.

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables – live

Gareth’s version of Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, recorded live as part of the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables