garethpaulgates.net ~ fansite for Gareth Gates

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?).

 

Momentous-1012.jpg

Gareth and Cinderella

Gareth celebrates the forthcoming Christmas season, playing the role of Prince Charming in St. Albans pantomine – Cinderella.

With rehearsals underway and first night Friday 6th December 2013 we wish Gareth lots of luck.

Will the slipper fit we wonder?…………… (Watch out for He’s behind you too)

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.

 

Boogie Nights Tour

The Tour featuring The Osmonds kicked off in Datford on 31.1.13 and finished in Swindon 20.4.13 travelling round the country at some 50+ theatres including Brighton, Swansea, Hull, London 02 and Glasgow.

Gareth was the new Donny (singing Puppy Love) and how the crowd loved him.

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 …

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.

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.

Rehearsals for Loserville start

Last Monday was the first day of Loserville rehearsals, starting with a meet and greet, and read through of the script.  The good people at the West Yorkshire Playhouse saw fit to record it, and made it into a video!

Loserville is on at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds from 18th June to 14th July, and you can find out more and buy tickets at www.wyp.org.uk/what%27s-on/2012/loserville