HE has just completed a sell-out UK tour, performed at the US National Memorial Day in Washington DC and starred at the BBC Proms In the Park.

Now, Russell Watson is about to perform with the Winscombe Community Choair who will perform Songs From The Heart with Russell during his visit to The Playhouse in Weston.

Russell’s career to date has seen some incredible achievements, His debut album, The

Voice, held simultaneous number 1 slots in the US and UK (a world first), spending a

record breaking 52 weeks at number 1 in the UK. Russell has sold in excess of 7 million

albums and won 4 Classical BRITS.

This year he will record a brand new album at Ennio Morricone’s studio in Rome. The album will include several original pieces co- written by Russell himself, and he will be joined by an impressive lineup of supporting musicians.

Along with the magnificent orchestras of The Vatican and La Scala, Russell will be accompanied by Nigel Harrison (Blondie), Clive Deamer (Radiohead, Portishead), Danny Robinson, (Jimi Hendrix foundation), Mikey Rowe (Oasis, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying birds), and Gregory Darling (Julian Lennon).

The Songs From The Heart tour will feature a stunning collection of best loved

songs, plus an exclusive preview of selected tracks from the forthcoming studio album.

Russell has always been a strong supporter of community choirs, especially after his time

as a judge on the BBC prime time show Last Choir Standing.

Following the success of the choirs last year, Russell is once again inviting local choirs to join him on stage.

“Last year’s choirs brought an added energy to the show, something you can only

achieve when a range of voices come together as one, and I’m delighted to have the

opportunity to perform with local choirs once captivating to watch and enchanting to

listen to," explained Russell.

The Playhouse, Thursday June, 9 at 7.30pm. All tickets can be booked from the Playhouse box office on 01934 645544 or from the website