12th January 2019
We already knew that ‘In Harmony‘ had been selling well, even though we haven’t got exact numbers. Here’s a paragraph from the British Phonograph Industry’s recent article on sales figures that points also to a returning popularity of the CD.
“Andrea Bocelli’s Si sold over 200,000 copies in 2018 to become the first Classical title to pass that threshold since 2012 (Andre Rieu’s Magic of the Movies). It also became the first Classical album to top the national Official Album Chart in almost 21 years following James Horner’s Titanic soundtrack (No.1 for three weeks in 1998). The year’s second-best seller overall was In Harmony by Aled Jones and Russell Watson. “
The full article can be found here.
10th January 2019
It appears that Russell may be visiting Portugal later this year.
Though it’s not confirmed on his own official web pages there is a report on Descobrir Leiria‘s Instagram account that has him headlining a free concert at the world heritage site of Monastery of Batalha (the Monastery of the Battle) in central Portugal on Friday 21st June 2019.
You can read a full translation of the report on our Facebook Page.
4th January 2019
The New Year starts well enough for Russell and Aled Jones with their album ‘In Harmony‘ staying at the top of the Official Chart Company’s “Independent Albums” chart for an eighth week.
3rd January 2019
Although it was first broadcast on 23rd December last year and is available until the end of January on the official BBC Songs Of Praise web page, there is another YouTube page where the ‘Christmas Big Sing‘ can be found and (we hope) might continue to be available after that.
Welcome to ‘Russellers’ 2019
We hope that this will be a brilliant year for Russell, his family and friends, and all who support him both on and off-stage.
Although Russell’s new album, In Harmony, with Aled Jones has been the main focus of the news recently, don’t forget their tour together won’t be until later in the year and there is much to look forward to before then.
Could we possibly hope that they’ll be recorded for a DVD? We shall just have to hope so and wait-and-see.
March and April will see Russell taking to the road again with what appear to be more intimate shows at several of the country’s smaller venues. Lancaster Grand is again on Russell’s venue list; it’s one of the oldest theatres in the country and quite a gem.
At the moment there appears to be quite a gap in public performances from the end of April to the beginning of September but we shall hope for news of more as we move into the New Year.