News Archive 2017 : October – December


20th December 2017

Another new date for next year …

Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival

Thursday 3rd May 2018


8th December 2017

20% Discount in Jim Brickman’s on-line shop for this weekend only.

Offer includes the new CD/DVD  “A Joyful Christmas”

Enter promotional code  JOYFUL20  at the check-out.


4th December 2017


Russell’s chest infection doesn’t seem to be clearing up as quickly as had been hoped and now Wednesday’s Waterfront Hall concert has been postponed until Thursday 1st February 2018.

We can only hope everyone can get to the new date (money back if not just isn’t the same) and to wish Russell a full and speedy recovery.


4th December 2017

25% ‘December Discount’ at Russell’s on-line shop starts this morning.

Don’t forget to enter the code ‘TENOR2017’ at the check-out.


3rd December 2017

Russell’s on-line shop is offering 25% off all items from tomorrow, Monday 4th December for this month only   Full details in the message from MailChimp.


1st December 2017

Dame Vera Lynn 100, the CD celebrating Dame Vera’s 100th birthday is released today.

Russell is not on the CD but performs O Sole Mio and You Make Me Feel So Young on the accompanying DVD as the finale to two hours of top-class entertainment to celebrate Dame Vera’s 100th birthday recorded live at the London Palladium in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen.


29th November 2017

Jersey Opera House breaks the news of Russell having contracted a ‘chest infection’ and cancellation of the dates there on 1st and 2nd December 2017.

The two dates have been rescheduled to Thursday 24th and Friday 25th May 2018.
To change your tickets contact the Box Office on 01524 511 115.

The concert planned for Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre on 4th December has been deferred until Friday 2nd February 2018.


29th November 2017

Russell’s not in the dog-house, we hope, but he has apparently designed a luxury bespoke kennel for a canine charity.  Read more in the Salford Star.


22nd November 2017

Trains … you wait for ages then two come along …

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@russellthevoice Next time you go home go and check out the bridge. They just finished it today.


10th November 2017

No pleasure at all in reading this particular piece of news …

There’s a little more, but not much, in this later article from The Stage.


9th November 2017

Russell helped launch the Hamilton Davies Trust’s ‘Celebrity Express’ artwork at Irlam railway station the other day and there’s now more about that and the people featured in the carriages on the Trust’s website …

See more of the artwork and the reasons for it on YouTube …


7th November 2017

Russell was at Irlam railway station in support of the Hamilton Davies Trust who have installed a brilliant piece of artwork on the west-bound platform (to Liverpool).  It features carriages full of notable local people, past and present, including, of course, Russell who was on hand to help promote the installation.


6th November 2017

Just learned that, on Jim Brickman’s “A Joyful Christmas” DVD, Russell joins Jim for two songs, not one …

It was such a pleasure having Russell join me on the new Christmas release. Russell is featured on two songs on the DVD. “The Gift” and “Hallelujah, I Believe”. We hope you enjoy!”

Even better value, now!


4th November 2017

Back in May / June of this year Russell was busy in the US, appearing with Jim Brickman and recording material with him ready for Christmas.

Jim’s web page has details of a new album called “A Joyful Christmas and a DVD package that is available to pre-order now.

Russell is credited with joining Jim on the album for “The Gift” as well as being mentioned in the DVD credits.   (Since originally posting this we’ve learned that Russell also joins Jim for “Hallelujah, I Believe”).

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2nd November 2017

Russell was ‘live on air’ with RTE 1’s Sean O’Rourke, opening with Va Pensiero and, after a good lively chat, closing with Danny Boy.

Available on RTE Player 


1st November  2017

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Russell was ‘live’ in a Facebook video stream at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall in an informal conversation ahead of  his show there on 6th December.  The clip remains available for the moment on their Facebook Page.

Later in the evening, Russell gave a fantastic ‘live’ performance of  ‘You Raise Me Up‘ on ‘Nolan Live’, Stephen Nolan’s highly acclaimed chat-show.  For those within the UK viewing area, it’s available for the next month on BBC iPlayer (Series 9 Episode 4) at the 30 minute mark.





21st October 2017

Russell’s interview with Caroline Whitmore about the forthcoming ‘Heaven On Earth’Tour was shown this morning on the ITV News

You’ll hear me, but you won’t see me at @heavenearthtour! You will see these guys tho @HughMaynard @kerryjaneellis1 

Russell Watson talks about his new musical

Now to a man who has been entertaining us for 27 years. In that time he’s released 11 studio albums, won four classical Brit awards and has been Number One in both the UK AND the USA at the same…

Check out the ‘Heaven On Earth‘ web page for all their Tour dates

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16th October 2017

Two Tweets from Simon ‘The Chalkmeister‘ Chalk announce his appointment as Russell’s Musical Director.

Ladies & gentlemen it is with the greatest of pleasure that I’m able to announce that I am now the Musical Director for @russellthevoice 1/2

2/2 We have been working together now for some time and I am thrilled to be alongside this ‘Icon’ of our national music scene.


15th October 2017

Rose Rushe posts an invitation in the Limerick Post for local choirs to apply to be considered as Russell’s support at the University Concert Hall on Friday 8th December 2017.


9th October 2017

Russell Tweets (and posts to Facebook) that he will be on ITV’s “This Morning” programme tomorrow morning, talking about the ‘Heaven On Earth’ theatrical production in which his voice is heard as the voice of God.

If you miss it, even with the catch-up on ITV1+1 that starts an hour afterwards, you can also catch up on the ITV web site for one week afterwards.


2nd October 2017

It’s Tour dates for Spring 2018  !!

Plenty of dates, although he can’t be everywhere.  We should very much expect an Autumn Tour and we’d very much expect that to include Scottish venues … we hope.

To book tickets, hurry up and visit Russell’s own official website or follow the link(s) to venues from our own ‘Forthcoming Appearances‘ page on this website.