24th December : Christmas Carols on ITV : ITV1
Russell sang ‘Adeste Fideles’ about 18 minutes into the Carol Service.
Now available on ITVPlayer for 29 days.
15th December : BBC Sports Personality Of The Year : BBC1
Sir Alex Ferguson’s “Diamond Award” (televised – at 4 mins 10 seconds in this YouTube video) and entertaining (not televised but briefly caught on YouTube).
8th December : Weekend Wogan : BBC Radio 2 : (audio clip)
Live studio performance of My Love And I and Core n’grato.
6th December : A Concert For Katy : Preston Guildhall
17th November : Sunday Scoop : ‘Extras’ (scroll down for pictures) : ITV1
16th November : 20 Questions with… : The Wireless : With thanks to Ian Rutter
16th November : Graham Norton Show : BBC Radio 2 (audio clip)
16th November : Gaby Roslin Show : BBC Radio London
15th November : Loose Women : ITV1
The programme is available on ITVPlayer for the next 29 days. Russell didn’t join the ladies for any conversation but sang Without You to close the show.
14th November : The One Show : BBC1
Russell was on BBC1’s “The One Show” from 7pm having earlier sung Volare while cycling alongside ‘Team Rickshaw‘ before joining in the banter on the live show from outside Balliol College.
Available to watch again on BBC iPlayer until 21st November
11th November : BBC Breakfast : BBC1
It’s ‘album release day’ and we are treated to another beautiful performance of Bring Him Home, again with just piano accompaniment from Rob Emery, after an earlier chat about the album and a brief but timely ‘plug’ for the Katy Holmes Trust concert on 6th December.
BBC Radio Manchester : Becky Want : from 20 minutes
BBC Radio Merseyside : Billy Butler : from 1 hour 16 minutes : * highly recommended *
BBC Radio Kent : Pat Marsh : from 1 hour 17 minutes
Russell posts a little reminder…
9th November : Saturday Night Gifts With Dale : QVC UK
2nd November : 33rd Wales Festival Of Remembrance :
St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
27th October : Songs Of Praise : UK’s Top 10 Hymns : BBC1
27th October : Miaoli International Arts Festival : Taiwan
The venue : Inspecting the arena : With the orchestra : Farewell
26th October : Friday Night is Music Night : BBC Radio 2
(repeat) [at 1 hour 38 minutes]
20th September : Friday Night is Music Night : BBC Radio 2
14th September : Party In The Park : The Blue Bell Hotel, Bridlington, Yorkshire
13th September : The One Show : BBC1
2nd September 2013 : Cuide Ri Cathy : BBC ALBA TV
30th August : Warner Leisure “Star Break” : Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset
24th August : Warner Leisure “Star Break” : Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire
23rd August : Lorraine : Promoting the new album and forthcoming Tour : ITV1
18th August : Classical Concert : Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
3rd August : Last Night Of The Proms – Lytham Proms : Lytham St. Annes
Russell headlined a fabulous evening that featured newcomers The Nocturnes, a four piece vocal harmony group, international showman-musician Gary Lovini, and Jonathan and Charlotte on brilliant form. The evening ended in the traditional manner of flag-waving and singing of ‘Land Of Hope And Glory’… oh, and fireworks!
There are two reviews in the Blackpool Gazette; the first, by Gareth Vickers, has a little video clip while the second has a “singing shot” picture to accompany the report.
There’s a great ‘behind the scenes’ video report by ‘Blackpool Channel TV‘ that gives an insight into the production of the event and includes interviews with Gary Lovini and Jonathan and Charlotte but, unfortunately, not with Russell. It’s well worth a look, though.
There are three pages of photos on Mark Liebenberg’s Flickr album that are also well worth a look (we even spotted a few Russellers in the crowd).
21st July : Songs Of Praise – Russell Watson’s Salford (repeat) : BBC2
Available to watch on BBC iPlayer until Sunday 28th.
13th July : Coronation Festival Gala Highlights : BBC1
13th July : The One Show : BBC1
Russell chatted with Chris Evans and Alex Jones towards the end of this special outside broadcast from the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
12th July : Coronation Festival Gala Highlights : BBC Radio 2
Russell sings ‘Granada’ and ‘Bring Him Home’ in this BBC audio clip available on BBC iPlayer until 1oth August
11th – 13th July : Coronation Festival Gala : Buckingham Palace
5th – 8th July : P&O English Channel Cruise : Azura
We met official photographer Steve Dunlop on board and are pleased to share his great photo montage…
16th June : Hampton Court Palace Festival : East Molesey
16th June : BBC Radio London :
In the last half-hour of the programme Russell chatted with Kate Garraway, sitting in for Jeni Barnett, about Father’s Day and the forthcoming Hampton Court Palace Festival concert.
9th June : Songs Of Praise – Hymns For All Reasons : BBC1
In an edited compilation of previous programmes Russell talked to Pam Rhodes about faith and his recovery from illness, and then sang ‘Abide With Me’. (Taken from the episode ‘Russell Watson’s Salford’).
8th June : Love Live Music on the Waterfront : Pier Head, Liverpool
Russell returned to Liverpool for Smooth Radio’s FREE “Love Live Music on the Waterfront“ at the Pier Head.
17th – 19th May : P&O English Channel Cruise : Aurora
Russell entertained aboard ‘Aurora’.
25th April : A Salute To Vienna : Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria
The “A Salute To Vienna” concert was recorded for transmission by US broadcaster PBS and a ‘multi-region’ DVD, including Russell’s performance, is now available to order by email or telephone only, not via their online shop until October. Russell was reportedly “magical” and “sang ‘The Student Prince’ (Romberg) & ‘The Land of Smiles’ (Lehar) and raised the roof!”
10th March : Around The World In 18 Tunes : Royal Albert Hall
9th March : The Butterfly Ball in aid of The Prince’s Trust : The Dunkenhalgh Hotel
18th February : Sir Bobby Robson – A Celebration : The Sage, Gateshead
27th January : Songs Of Praise – Lowry’s Salford Then And Now : BBC1