Latest News : 2020

In this year of 2020 Russell is celebrating twenty years as a recording artist and we list all the public performances that we know about over on the Appearances page.

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7th April 2020

WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN   …

The second online programme of The Best Show In The House series from The Not Forgotten was posted online this afternoon, slightly later than expected due to a little technical hitch.

Russell wasn’t featured today but we learned from a podcast with Annie Riley on Up The Arts that he is going to be on at some point in the series of programmes; it’s just a matter of watching out for him.

Good wishes to those helping to provide these shows in this novel way.   The show can be expected each Tuesday and Friday afternoon.   We’ll keep watching.

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7th April 2020

HERE IT IS   …   A FINE DUET   …

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6th April 2020

ASK A SILLY QUESTION   …

So, please answer Russel directly either via his Twitter or Facebookl

Seriously curious as to who the special guest artiste might be  ….

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6th April 2020

THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE   …

No details yet of exactly when but it would appear that Russell might soon be found supporting The Not Forgotten, a British Armed Forces Charity, that proposes to stream family-friendly entertainment each Tuesday and Friday at 3.00 pm starting tomorrow, 7th April.   Russell’s name has been mentioned in their press information so we shall hope to see him one afternoon or maybe more, who knows?

Show Number One, below, doesn’t feature Russell but can be used to find the YouTube page where we shall hope to find him later…

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6th April 2020

HALE BARNES CARNIVAL   …

If you should be interested, the organisers of Hale Barns Carnival will be entertaining the nation this coming week with a series of live streaming performances starting from 8.00 pm this evening.

A number of artistes have already been named in a Facebook Post from Bill Elms Associates, including the lovely Scarlett Quigley with more still to come.

Russell
is still scheduled to open the Carnival weekend on Friday 17th July but hasn’t (yet?) been named as being in a position to join any of the live streams. We shall do our best to ‘tune in’ with hope in our hearts.

The technology works … now let’s see who turns up during the week …

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30th March 2020

MORE FACEBOOK TIME WITH RUSSELL   …

Russell is proposing another ‘live chat’ session on Facebook this coming Friday.

He says he’ll sing the song that is most requested!

Respond directly to HIS Facebook Page or Twitter notice, please, not on here ‘cos he won’t see it here. 🎼🙃

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28th March 2020

LLANGOLLEN  INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD POSTPONED   …

Llangollen International Eisteddfod has been postponed for a year  so we shan’t be seeing Russell and Aled there for a while.

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27th March 2020

CATCH UP   …

Russell was ‘live’ on Facebook earlier today but you can ‘watch again’ …

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Thanks to Russell, Louise and whoever was holding the camera!

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26th March 2020

“LIVE STREAMING” ON FACEBOOK TOMORROW   …

Russell is expected to be ‘Live Streaming’ on Facebook tomorrow from 1.00 pm!

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21st March 2020

CORONA VIRUS  &  RE-SCHEDULED SHOWS   …

A further message from Russell and the latest information on cancelled and re-scheduled concerts and events can be found  here

Last night, 20th March, Russell posted to Facebook   …

To all my fans and specifically those who have purchased tickets to a performance of my 20th Anniversary of The Voice tour.  Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus in the UK and subsequent venue closures, my upcoming Spring tour will be rescheduled.

The concerts will now take place on the following dates. Tickets will be automatically transferred and your venue Box Office, or your point of purchase will be in touch to confirm arrangements.

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton Tuesday 1st September 2020
Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury Monday 7th September 2020
Lyceum Theatre,Crewe Friday 11th September 2020
The Anvil, Basingstoke Tuesday 15th September 2020
Buxton Opera House Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Swan Theatre, High Wycombe Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Town Hall, Cheltenham Sunday 27th September 2020
Grand Theatre, Leeds Tuesday 29th September 2020
Royal Hall,Harrogate Wednesday 30th September 2020
De Montfort Hall,Leicester Wednesday 14th October 2020

Further news is still pending on the New Victoria Theatre, Woking; Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury and the Milton Keynes Theatre performances and updates on these shows will be advised as and when we are able to do so.

Your welfare and safety is my main priority and I continue to pray strongly for every single one of you.

Much love

Russell x

Several shows were to be afternoon performances but as no times have been given for the new dates it is not yet clear whether this will remain the case or if they will become evening shows.

We’ll update again as soon as we know.

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17th March 2020

CORONA VIRUS   …   

Government advice is being updated frequently as the UK’s reaction to the current epidemic unfolds.

National Health Service (NHS) information can be found  here

LATEST   … 

Please see the  Appearances  page for the latest information we have on postponements or cancellations.

A MESSAGE FROM RUSSELL   …

Praying so hard for the safe keeping of everyone. Please, please look after yourselves…. Call your loved ones, make sure they are safe too. I’m calling my mum every few hours and checking she’s ok. People will be self isolating but it’s important they don’t feel isolated. We have to look after each other. Love to you all”   xxx   Russell

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6th March 2020

GLOBAL AWARDS 2020   …

Russell and Aled Jones were back together for a performance at the Global Awards 2020, held last night at London’s Eventim Apollo Theatre and streamed live (not broadcast) over the internet (with varying degrees of success) and with clips being made available afterwards.  Thanks to Classic FM for the two clips below.

 

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3rd March 2020

CROW WOOD HOTEL & SPA RESORT   …

Russell’s first public event of the new decade was at the recently opened Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort on the edge of Burnley on Friday 28th February.

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A fabulous evening … great food followed by Russell on top form, tears and laughter … everyone on their feet.

Thanks to Marina Blore for sharing the video.

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23rd February 2020

EVENT’ MAGAZINE ARTICLE   …

Jim White’s two-page feature in the printed edition of  Event magazine under the heading “Why Russell Watson told his doctor he wanted to die” is also available to read online with additional video clips.

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22nd February 2020

BRITISH DRESSAGE – PARA MATTERS   …

Last night Myerscough International Arena hosted the first Equissage Pulse Para Dressage Winter Championships and Russell and Louise were their guests of honour.

It wasn’t an occasion for Russell to sing but he did, apparently, present prizes and make a speech (unfortunately we don’t have details).

Several pictures have been posted to social media and it does look as if a great time was had despite the awful weather outside.

Well done, everyone!

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18th February 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES   …

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Jamie Nelson and Gemma Reilly have played key roles in delivering consecutive UK Number One albums for Aled Jones & Russell.

Read more on billboard

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15th February 2020

ON THE RADIO   …

Russell has been on BBC local radio stations recently.  Two that we know of are Radio Derby with Steve Jordan and BBC Three Counties with Nick Coffer, the latter being particularly enjoyable and all the more so if you’re a fan of The Masked Singer!

and on YouTube   …

In this all too brief clip, recently re-discovered on YouTube by Italian super-fan Simonetta, Russell can be seen and heard in the role of (we believe) ‘Dandini’ in the pantomime ‘Cinderalla’ at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford in 1997.

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19th March 2020  :  Hay Festival 2020 cancelled  :  Read more …

7th February 2020

HAY  FESTIVAL   …

Russell and Aled Jones get together once again, this time at Hay Festival in Powys, Wales, on the Baillie Gifford Stage from 8.00 pm to 9.45 pm on Thursday 21st May 2020.+

Booking is now open for  Friends of the Festival
General Sale opens on Monday 10th February
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6th February 2020

GUESTS  OF  HONOUR  AT  BRITISH  DRESSAGE  GALA  NIGHT   …

From British Dressage – Para Matters … “British Dressage is incredibly proud to announce international opera sensation, Russell ‘The Voice’ Watson and his lovely wife Louise, as our guests of honour at the inaugural Para Dressage Music Gala Night, taking place at Myerscough College near Preston in Lancashire on Friday 21 February, during the Equissage Pulse Para Dressage Winter Championships.

Read more   …

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5th February 2020

THE  GLOBAL  AWARDS   …   PHASE TWO   …

Phase Two of  voting   in the Global Awards 2020 has now closed but here’s what was said earlier.  We await the result and hope that .

Happily, Russell won through Phase 1 voting and now, in Phase 2, competes with just four others for the title of “Best Classical Artist”.

From Global’s web page …

The public vote reopens today, and the winners will be crowned in front of stars and fans of music, news and entertainment alike on Thursday March 5th 2020.

This will be at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre..

VOTE  FOR  RUSSELL ! 🙃

Don’t forget … you can vote up to five (5) times !

Voting closes at 9.59 a.m. on Friday 14th February 2020.

VOTE  NOW !

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29th January 2020

APPEARING  AT  LYTHAM  PROMS   …

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Lytham Proms is a new (currently one-night) event to be held at Lytham Hall, separately from the five-night Lytham Festival, but hosted by the same good folks.  Russell is to be their first headline artist on Saturday 29th August.

From Lytham Hall’s web page, “A brand new Lytham Proms concert is being launched for 2020 with ALL money raised being gifted to historic Lytham Hall.  Lytham Festival organisers Cuffe and Taylor have decided to move their traditional Proms finale from Lytham Green to the picturesque parkland of Lytham Hall.  The move marks the start of a new era for Lytham Proms and promises to bring all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional picnic proms event.

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29th January 2020

CHANCES  TO  WIN  TICKETS  TO  RUSSELL’S  SPRING  TOUR   …

Sainsbury’s magazine (online) is offering up to five opportunities to win tickets to see Russell in concert during his Spring Tour.

If you might be interested in reading more, or entering the draw, please visit the “Sainsbury’s magazine” web page before entries close at 11.59 pm on 29th February.

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24th January 2020

PERFORMING  AT  HALE  BARNS  CARNIVAL   …

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Announced earlier this afternoon … Russell is to headline on the opening evening of the weekend of events at Hale Barns Carnival to be held on St Ambrose Playing Fields, Wicker Lane, Hale, Cheshire on the evening of Friday 17th July 2020.

Tickets via Ticketmaster.

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23rd January 2020

PERFORMING  AT  THE  GLOBAL  AWARDS   …

Not only are Russell and  Aled Jones shortlisted for an award at this year’s Global Awards at Hammersmith’s  Eventim Apollo Theatre  on Thursday 5th March 2020 but they are to perform at that event as well.


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You can help to boost their chances of winning by voting for them in the first round which ends on Sunday 2nd February.  Please do cast your vote(s) in good time, though.

Go to : https://vote.global.com to vote

You can vote more than once (but not in bulk) and in more than one category if you want to.

The full rules are at : https://global.com/awards/2019/12/16/terms/

Tickets for the Global Awards 2020 are on sale now via Eventim or the Global Player app.

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22nd January 2020

REPRISING  THE  NEWS   …

The Mirror (online) has reprised the story of the Russell-and-Aled partnership as though it is something fresh but it’s still worth a read and there’s just a hint at the possibility of a new album.

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20th January 2020  

NEW  DATE  AT  WARNER  LEISURE  HOTELS   … 

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Just added to the list of performances at Warner Leisure Hotels‘ most recently opened venue is Russell at Studley Castle … one evening (most likely the Saturday) over the weekend of Friday 13th November 2020.  Booking  is open now.

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9th January 2020

A  CHANCE  TO  WIN   …

… two tickets to see the fabulous Russell ‘The Voice’ Watson  ‘live’ on Friday 28th February at Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort‘s sold out event! 

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, meme, possible text that says 'Win 2 sold-out tickets for Russell Watson! Performing exclusively at Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort'

###   Entry to this draw has now closed   ###

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2nd January 2020

THE  GLOBAL  AWARDS  2020   … 

The Global Awards are back!

There are several categories in The Global Awards 2020 and Russell is a nominee for the “Best Classical Artist” award.

You can read about the awards by following this link to the ClassicFM.com site.

You can VOTE on this link   :   https://vote.global.com

Please note that you can vote in each category, not just for one artist alone and, it seems, you can vote more than once … up to five … yes FIVE … times.

Get voting, you Russellers!

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1st January 20120

CLASSIC  FM’s  CHART  OF  THE  CENTURY   …

And what a great start it is to this new decade as  Classic FM  reveals its  Chart Of The Century

Russell and Aled Jones are at  #97  with “In Harmony”

Russell is at  #55  with “La Voce
at  #19  with “Reprise
at  #17  with “The Voice – The Ultimate Collection
at  #2  with “Encore
and
at  #1  with “The Voice

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Keep up-to-date with us on  Facebook  and  Twitter.

You’ll find Russell’s own official web site  here.
His Facebook Page is  here  and his official Twitter account is  here.
Also, social, domestic and on-tour Tweets from Louise are  here.

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