Something always draws you towards the villains in Disney films. Maybe it just has to be that they get a truly great song! I am going to share with you my favourites here! Let’s face it Disney do very good bad guys and I certainly think that it has something to do with the actors they have doing the voices of those characters as it certainly is all in the voice, we are lucky enough to get so many of them. Which actually make you doubt if they are all that bad when they get such a great singing moment. Don’t forget to let me know which ones are your favourites!
Where better to start than The Lion King with Scar’s moment! He was just a little bit jealous. Ok very jealous and could not really help being in the shadow of his King brother. Although no excuse what he did really, but we all have to love this song, Jeremy Irons voice!
Date: Thursday 1st December 2016
Venue: Metro Radio Arena (Newcastle, UK)
In November Michael Ball and Alfie Boe released an album together with a collection of songs mainly from Musical Theatre. They have both had incredible careers on stage and it is brilliant that they decided to work together to create the album and a tour to go alongside it.
I had certainly had the tickets for quite a long time, which is always a shame when it comes to any concert, show or performance. But it did allow me to be able to listen to the album over and over and over again. Really appreciating how the pair bring out great things in each other the way they have arranged the lyrics in the songs.
This album is rather impressive as it combines theatre songs with some very well known actors to sing with the legend that is Barbra Streisand. I first heard about it on a feature from Good Morning Britain who showed clips of the recording sessions along with a very excited Jamie Foxx. Brilliant to see how much of a big star Streisand is!
I was so curious about this album that I went straight onto Spotify to see that only one song was available so therefore iTunes to buy it!
The film focuses on Ian Curtis who was the lead singer of band Joy Division who could not cope with his messed up life and led him to commit suicide at the age of just 23.
Joanne McGuiness – Orla
Caroline Deyga – Chell
Karen Fishwick – Kay
Kirsty MacLaren – Manda
Frances Mayli McCann – Kylah
Dawn Sievewright – Fionnula
Venue: Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Date: Saturday 16th July (2:30pm)
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016
Venue: Ricoh Arena (Coventry)
Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, hiring the best people possible to make her live performing become a reality. Only one problem . . . She cannot sing!
With the unexpected news this morning that we have lost a legend in David Bowie, I really felt that I needed to do a small tribute to the incredible man, musician, song writer and actor. He really was something else, in a different mould to everyone else and a persona we will never ever see again. He was unique. I went though a Glam Rock phase as a teenager and of course Bowie was very much part of that, I also have to say that my dad played a huge part in that as he is such a big Bowie fan.
It also seems fitting with how many of his songs have been used in films as well as his many acting appearances as well, I always remember him in The Prestige and that was a total shock as had known idea that he was even in the film! Because of his unique style and many different types of songs he certainly has had them appear in many many films, often making them just that little bit better.
The Jean Genie is quite possible my favourite of his songs, so tricky to pick though . . .
A writer named Christian ends up in a crazy world when he travels to Paris and ends up working in the Moulin Rouge where he falls in love with Satine a courtesan, only problem is she must seduce the Duke in order for him to invest.
I thought a very fitting way for today’s musical moment was to have the theme of Star Wars. Because I think a new film is coming out at some point this week? Well possibly I don’t really think it has been mentioned very much at all haha!