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Ross Leadbeater tours Wales in 2017

Following his critically acclaimed 2016 UK Tour and Edinburgh Festival debut, Ross returns to his roots to tour Wales in 2017.

Ross will be visiting Brecon, Blackwood and Cardiff throughout May/June 2017 and will be joined by special guest Sophie Evans from BBC 1’s Over The Rainbow.    

 

Following the recent release of his debut EP Great British Songbook which topped the iTunes Classical Album Charts, Ross has enjoyed national radio play on BBC Radio 2, attracting mainstream attention from Elaine Paige, Paul O’Grady and Gaby Roslin.

“An extremely entertaining evening!” – BBC Radio 2

“A very talented young man!” – Paul O’Grady

In December 2016, Ross recorded his own radio show for BBC Radio Wales called Ross Leadbeater’s Golden Age of Song  with another scheduled for 2017.  Watch this space!

Ross Leadbeater announces Welsh Tour with special guest Sophie Evans

Following his critically acclaimed solo UK Tour and two week residency at the Edinburgh Festival in August, Ross is delighted to announce that he will be coming home to showcase his debut EP in a 3 date Welsh Tour in September/October.

The debut EP is a personal collection of British songs including classical-crossover arrangements of Pure Imagination and Smile, a cover of Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud, a new version of Ivor Novello’s Keep The Home Fires Burning and an original song Piano For Sale.  It has reached the top 3 in the iTunes Classical Album Charts and has enjoyed radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Wales.

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Since release, Ross has gained mainstream attention with support coming from celebrities Craig Revel Horwood, Gaby Roslin, Russell Grant, actor Simon Callow and showbiz legend Nicholas Parsons.

Ross is delighted to be touring his native South Wales with special guest and West End star Sophie Evans from BBC 1’s Over The Rainbow.  

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Ross said “I am very excited to be coming home to South Wales and embarking on my first Welsh tour with the lovely Sophie Evans”  Ross will be visiting Aberdare, Newport and Neath from 30th September – 2nd October.  Check out the Live page for further details.

Debut EP hits Top 3 in iTunes Classical Album Charts

Ross Leadbeater is delighted that following the release of his debut EP, Great British Songbook reached the top 3 in the iTunes Classical Album Charts and is receiving 5* reviews.

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Ross has been played on BBC Radio 2’s Elaine Paige Show and on various BBC regional stations including BBC Wales, BBC West Midlands and BBC London.

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Ross is currently on a solo UK Tour and looks forward to the official album launch on 29th June at the Pheasantry in London ahead of a two week residency at the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Ross will showcase his debut EP at his live shows which includes artists from Ivor Novello to Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Beatles to Ed Sheeran with sing-along classics and some original material.

The EP is currently available to buy on iTunes and Amazon and Ross will be signing copies on his tour dates and in personal appearances.

Ross Leadbeater announces UK Tour ahead of Edinburgh Festival

Fresh from his critically acclaimed West End shows, Ross Leadbeater the award winning Welsh singer-pianist, embarks on a UK Tour to showcase his debut EP.

Ross Leadbeater’s tour, called the Great British Songbook, has announced five dates across the UK, and will start this month in Wales, at the Blackwood Miners’ Institute.

It will feature Ross’ take on classics from artists such as Ivor Novello and Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as covers from The Beatles, Ed Sheeran and some original material.  After the Welsh leg, it will travel to Birmingham, Manchester, Hastings and London before heading up to the Edinburgh Festival for two weeks in August.

Ross shot to fame in 2008 with the Classical Brit Award winning group Only Men Aloud, releasing two albums with Decca Records, achieving worldwide record sales of over 300,000 and performing alongside artists such as Shirley Bassey, Katherine Jenkins, Bonnie Tyler and Josh Groban.

He recently appeared on the BBC Radio 2 documentary Keep the Home Fires Burning with Simon Callow and Don Black and his television appearances include The Royal Variety Show, The Classical Brit Awards and The One Show.

His debut EP is being produced by the award winning Rupert Christie who has worked with artists ranging from U2 to Coldplay and Jessie J.

Ross said, “I am thrilled to be releasing my debut EP and taking my favourite British songs out on the road. I am looking forward to celebrating the great songs with fans all around the country! ”

The debut EP will be available to buy on iTunes and Amazon as well as on the tour which starts in Wales on 18th May.

 

3 Weeks To Go!

It’s been another busy week for Ross Leadbeater finishing off the recording of his debut EP.  This week, the strings were recorded and now the tracks are being mixed and mastered by an award-winning producer.

Ross can’t wait to share the music (and the album artwork) with his fans so do sign up to Ross Leadbeater’s Monthly Newsletter and watch this space!

The debut EP will be available to buy on I Tunes and Amazon as well as at Ross Leadbeater’s UK Tour which kicks off in 3 weeks in Wales on May 18th.

This week, Ross has been very lucky to perform for two Great British Charities – the Royal Variety Charity and the Royal Hospital Chelsea where he celebrated the Queens Birthday with soprano Natalie Coyle.

Here’s some pics!

 

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Ross Leadbeater to celebrate Queen’s Birthday

After spending a week in Gran Canaria relaxing and sipping cocktails in the glorious sunshine, Ross Leadbeater’s feet has not touched the ground since returning to the UK.

Ross was straight into the studio this week to lay down some more vocals for his upcoming debut EP, and will be returning very soon –  with a String Quartet!

To preorder your copy, sign up to Ross’s mailing list here.

The debut EP will be available to buy at the #BritishSongbook UK Tour dates which starts in Wales on May 18th and will be touring to Birmingham, Manchester, Hastings and London.

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And there really is no rest for Ross this week as he performs for two Great British charities.

On Wednesday, Ross will be giving a concert for the residents of Brinsworth House –  in association with The Royal Variety Performance.  Brinsworth house is a luxury retirement home for many famous names from the world of entertainment.

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Then on Thursday, Ross will be celebrating the Queen’s Birthday with classical soprano Natalie Coyle at the Royal Hospital Chelsea – home of the iconic Chelsea pensioners, who are all retired soldiers of the British army.

Ross is delighted to be supporting both charities.

Fantastic response to UK Tour Dates and EP release

Ross Leadbeater is delighted at the response by the fans to the news that he is touring the UK in May/June this year as part of the release of his debut EP – Great British Songbook.

The 5 date UK Tour kicks off in South Wales on 18th May at Blackwood Miners Institute and tickets are selling quickly. Ross said, “There is nothing quite like performing to a home crowd – the Welsh and the Valleys in particular are always so supportive of their own which is fantastic”.

Ross will also be playing Birmingham, Manchester, Hastings and will be rounding off at the iconic music venue, The Pheasantry in London on 29th June.

Ross started recording the EP this week at the Miloco Studios in North London. The EP is being produced and mixed by the award-winning Rupert Christie.  Here are some behind the scenes pictures of the recording session:

 

 

Ross showcases his debut EP at solo UK Tour Dates.

Following his critically acclaimed West End concerts, Ross Leadbeater, the award winning Welsh singer-pianist and musical director releases his debut EP ahead of his solo UK Tour celebrating his musical favourites from The Great British Songbook.

From Ivor Novello to Andrew Lloyd Webber,  Lionel Bart to Leslie Bricusse, with The Beatles, Take That and Gilbert & Sullivan – there is something for everyone in this not-to-be-missed opportunity to enjoy the massive hits and forgotten gems.

The 5 date UK Tour kicks off in South Wales on 18th May at Blackwood Miners Institute and will be playing Birmingham, Manchester, Hastings and in London on 29th June at the iconic music venue, The Pheasantry.

Ross said, “I am thrilled to be releasing my debut EP and taking my favourite songs of The Great British Songbook out on the road this year. I am so looking forward to connecting with fans of my music all around the country”.

 

NEXT LONDON SHOW!

Following his critically acclaimed West End concerts, award-winning musical director Ross Leadbeater celebrates the phenomenal music of the Great British Songbook.   

Ross will be at London’s The Pheasantry on Sunday 28th February, 2016 at 8pm.  Doors open at 6pm.   With Special Guests.

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From Ivor Novello to Andrew Lloyd WebberLionel Bart to Leslie Bricusse with The Beatles, Queen and even some Gilbert & Sullivan – there is something for everyone in this not-to-be missed opportunity to experience the massive hits and the forgotten gems.

HOMECOMING WELSH CONCERT at RWCMD’s Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall

Following his critically acclaimed West End concerts at the London Hippodrome, award-winning musical director Ross Leadbeater returns to his roots in South Wales to celebrate the phenomenal music of the Great British Songbook including a special Welsh celebration of Ivor Novello!

Ross will be at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall on Friday 29th January, 2016 at 7:30pm. With Singers and Special Guests to be announced!

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From Ivor Novello to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lionel Bart to Leslie Bricusse with Elton John and even some Gilbert & Sullivan – there is something for everyone in this not-to-be missed opportunity to experience the massive hits and the forgotten gems.

Don’t miss this fantastic concert – performed by Ross Leadbeater and Special Guests.  With amazing harmonies, stylish choreography and glamorous dress, this is guaranteed to leave you wanting more!