We list all the events that we know about on the Appearances page … including some, when we find them, that might not be on Russell’s own ‘official‘ web page.
The National Anthem …
After a minute’s silence before the Preston North End – v – Burnley match at Deepdale earlier this evening, Russell led the packed stadium in singing the National Anthem … God Save The King.
Thanks to Sky Sports for sharing the moment.
Recording for Christmas …
Update : 26th August :
Confirmed that Russell and Aled will record their BBC Songs Of Praise programme on Wednesday 28th September and it’s already fully subscribed. Broadcast is set for Christmas Day!
According to a report by Branwen Jones for Wales Online, Russell looks likely to join Aled Jones for (one of) this year’s (two) BBC Songs of Praise Christmas Special programmes. Recording will be taking place over two evenings at Cardiff’s Llandaff Cathedral on Tuesday, 27th and Wednesday, 28th September from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
Information on how to apply for tickets to attend can be found at the foot of the report.
It now looks likely that Russell may be joining Aled there on the 28th, given that a poster has bow been produced.
Note : Now confirmed 28th. Fully subscribed already to join the congregation.
Just Recently …
For the second time since it opened, Russell graced the stage at East Lancashire’s award-winning venue, Crow Wood Hotel and Spa Resort on the edge of Burnley for what proved to be a most fantastic and varied performance of his best-loved songs.
He “tried” to make a swift exit because he was due to attend a TV recording studio the next morning but he was affectionately delayed a little!
The concert at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust raised a really helpful sum of money … over £34,000
New Album & Tour …
News came recently of Russell and Aled Jones re-uniting once more for a new, seasonal album “Christmas With Aled & Russell” … and a UK Tour in November and December.
The album was originally due for release on Friday 4th November 2022 but a recent notice (12th August 22) has the date deferred a week until the 11th.
It can still be pre-ordered from Russell & Aled’s own online shop at TMStores
Tickets for their tour can be purchased without having to buy the album. Choose your preferred venue : Buy Tickets
Russell and Aled are interviewed by Emily Retter for the Daily Mirror
Anticipated track list …
I Believe In Father Christmas
I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas
The Little Drummer Boy
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
O Holy Night
In The Bleak Midwinter
A Spaceman Came Travelling
Walking In The Air
Mistletoe And Wine
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Still, Still, Still
Some earlier events …
Vertu Motors’ Anniversary Ball …
Russell recently starred in the national car dealerships’ 15th Anniversary Ball at the Gateshead Hilton and they’ve been good enough to have several videos posted to YouTube. Two of them feature Russell and he performs songs from The Greatest Showman!
The Hit List …
Russell and Shane Richie won a total of £6,447 on ‘The Hit List’ Celebrity Special and it’s to be donated to their nominated charity.
If you missed it and weren’t able to record it, it’s still available for the moment on the BBC’s web page, here.
Tom Seals Presents …
The ‘Tom Seals Presents‘ programme featuring Russell is now available on YouTube …
Connect to Russell’s own official media …
Website : Facebook : Twitter : Instagram : SoundCloud
Also, social, domestic and on-tour Tweets from Louise are here
Beware of imitations