The atmosphere in the venue for the Classical Uproar show at the Leeds International Festival was immense, and what a gig!
I had people dancing all around me, and phones and cameras a couple of inches away while the Classical Uproar band was playing their socks off!! It was a phenomenal experience so many, many thanks to those who came and to the organisers of the festival who had gone a long way to make sure we were made as comfortable and welcome as possible.
One of my highlights was working with Tameka Jackson, an incredibly wonderful singer with such power – she had worked with Prince in 2003, so it was quite an experience listening to her telling me about her time with the great man himself.
Here are a couple of photos of us pre-show, official photos coming soon!
Here with the Classical Uproar team at the final rehearsal near Chester yesterday.
It was the first time we all met Tameka Jackson and immediately fell in love with her fabulous singing – she is so much fun to rehearse with!
We can’t wait for the Classical Uproar gig at the Festival at Millenium Square in Leeds on the 28th April – hope to see you all there!
I’m very happy to say that I’ll be conducting the Skaparis again for the Leeds International Festival for another collaborative concert with Simon Withenshaw and Suddi Raval on April 28th!
We will be working with the same team as last August with reduced players, I’ll have 4 of my amazing string players and the Classical Uproar band and of course the fantastic Michelle Adamson and Lisa Doleman on Backing Vocals and star singers Luke Neptune and Tameka.
Hope to see you all there!
Tickets can be purchased from the Leeds International Festival Box Office and there is also a link on the Classical Uproar Facebook site!