West End and Eurovision star Lucie Jones is teaming up with the magnificent Fulltone Orchestra for a 4 date tour this Spring.
The Fulltone Orchestra, a wonderful mix of musicians with a great passion for doing good stuff, are heading out on a unique concert tour with Welsh singer Lucie Jones, hitting four great venues across South West England.
Formed in 2017 by musical director Anthony Brown, The Fulltone Orchestra is a distinctive emerging force in the Orchestral music scene, with a 65-strong collection of professional musicians. The Orchestra is well known for its genre-defying performances providing audiences with a range of musical experiences in one night. Despite the challenges the pandemic has presented to the music sector over the past two years, the Orchestra has gone from strength to strength by performing a run of sell-concerts in prestigious venues across the Southwest of England and even staging its own highly acclaimed two-day music festival in Wiltshire.
Anthony Brown, The Fulltone Orchestra’s Musical Director and Conductor, said:
"We have come on such an incredible journey since 2017, growing in stature and reputation. Our musicians are top drawer, working with Lucie on this very, very exciting tour is going to be monumentally good fun – for both us and the audiences. We’ve already fallen in love with her and her voice, so as soon as we get together, we know it’s going to be totally magical.”
Lucie, who through roles in hit shows such as Waitress, Wicked and The Wedding Singer, is now established as a leading West End star. She takes a short break from her new role as Fantine in Les Misérables for this personally-selected programme of music from stage and screen. The programme Lucie has chosen will take audiences through the history of musical theatre, both on stage and screen, from the 1930's to the present day. It includes songs from the Golden Age of Musicals, such as ‘Trolley Song’ from Meet Me In St Louis, to ‘She Used To Be Mine’ from critically-acclaimed 21st century hit Waitress. She will also be performing her Eurovision entry, ‘Never Give Up On You’.
The size of the ensemble is set to add a new dimension to many familiar songs. For example, a new version of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’ has been arranged specifically for these concerts.
Sharing her thoughts on the tour, Lucie Jones added,
“When I was given the opportunity to sing with the Fulltone Orchestra obviously I said yes. It’s such a unique opportunity to sing with such a huge amount of musicians and also to pick the programme of songs that I want to sing. I chose the setlist as a fan of musical theatre. To perform on stage with 45 plus musicians is unbelievable. The sound that number of musicians can create gets right into my heart and I cannot wait to share that with audiences.”
Lucie will be being joined by West End co-stars David Hunter and Helen Woolf who will be singing their own songs as well as duetting with Lucie.
‘The Fulltone Orchestra and Lucie Jones’ will be performing in April / May 2023 at the following venues:
Hexagon Theatre, Reading on 27th April
Bath Forum, Bath on 29th April
The Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth on 30th April
St David’s Hall, Cardiff on 5th May
Tickets and more information HERE
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