Michael Ball hosts the extravaganza, and as well as Lloyd Webber, those taking part include Michael Caine, Il Divo, Nicole Scherzinger, Melanie C, Tim Minchin and the egregious Simon Cowell.Classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic will also perform a number from Lloyd Webber’s eagerly awaited new musical, Stephen Ward, about the Profumo affair, that heady mix of politics, spies and good-time girls that engulfed the Macmillan Government in the early Sixties.Bareilles and the band Maroon 5 have been acquainted since their younger days in California, when the band was known as Kara's Flowers.
On this album, she “took advice that was actually given to me a really long time ago about not being too precious about the choices you make.” Bareilles preceded her latest album (which hit stores this week) with a solo tour of clubs and small theaters that sold out instantly.
It was written as a response to her label telling her she needed to come up with a hit; her musical response, about how she had no intention of conforming, turned out to be just the blockbuster the record company wanted.
But the rebelliousness that bubbled up in “Love Song” didn’t mean that Bareilles brushed off having the hit when she got one, or that she isn’t striving to be radio-friendly in her own fashion Her just-released new album, , is the first of her long-players to break with her signature piano-based sound in a big way, instead favoring up-to-the-moment beats and stylings, even if the underlying sentiments are no less singer-songwriterly than ever.
Fans who couldn’t get in can take some solace in the fact that her ecstatically reviewed stop at L.
A.’s El Rey Theatre was filmed for an upcoming DVD release. I definitely could feel myself being fearful of doing a solo tour.
On Easter Sunday ITV is broadcasting a 90 minute special celebrating his continuous run of hits in the West End over the past 40 years.