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Ray's solo tour (September-November 2007)

In the autumn of 2007 Ray embarked on his very first solo theatre tour!!The tour consisted of 30 dates spanning the U.K

The dates were as follows:-

 

SEPTEMBER 2007

Wednedsday 26th -Rhyll Pavillion

Thursday 27th-Rhyll Pavillion

Friday 28th-Grimsby Auditorium

Saturday 29th-Peterborough Broadway

 

OCTOBER 2007

Monday 1st-Manchester Apollo

Tuesday 2nd-Manchester Apollo

Wednesday 3rd-Birmingham Symphony  Hall

Friday 5th-Bristol Colston Hall

Saturday 6th-Oxford New Theatre

Sunday 7th-Ipswich Regent

Tuesday 9th-Blackburn King Georges Hall

Wednesday 10th-Bradford St Georges Hall

Friday 12th-Newcastle City Hall

Saturday 13th Glasgow Clyde Auditorium

Sunday 14th-Aberdeen Music Hall

Tuesday 16th-Sheffield City Hall

Wednesday 17th-Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Friday 19th-Plymouth Pavillions

Saturday 20th -Cardiff International Arena

Sunday 21st- Brighton Centre

Monday 22nd- Nottingham Royal Centre

Wednesday 24th-London Hammersmith Apollo

Thursday 25th-Liverpool Empire Theatre

Friday 26th-Liverpool Empire Theatre

Saturday 27th-Liverpool Empire Theatre

Monday 29th-Margate Winter Gardens

Tuesday 30th-Blackpool Opera House

Wednesday 31st-Middlesborough Town Hall

 

NOVEMBER 2007

 

Friday 2nd-Leicester De Montfont Hall

Saturday 3rd-Poole Lighthouse

 

SUPPORT ACTS

 

Ray was supported by two up and coming artists on his theatre tour:-

Laura Critchley

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Laura Critchley's Blog-On The Road With Ray(Part 1)

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=54562174&blogId=314944253

On The Road With Ray(Part 2)

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=54562174&blogId=319524170

 

Lauren Rose

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=131850406

Special mention also goes to Kirsty McInnerny and Helen Norton-who were Ray's brilliant dancers throughout the tour!!

 

VIDEO'S FROM THE TOUR

 

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

 Home

 King Of The Road

Mack The Knife

 That's Life

Fly Me To The Moon

My Way

Smile

 The Way You Look Tonight

 

Mr  Bojangles

Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Medley

:New York,New York

 

Summer Wind

 

Tour Pictures

(click photo below to view more photo's from Ray's Tour)

 

 

 

CBBC Q&A ABOUT RAY'S SOLO TOUR

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_6400000/newsid_6405200/6405235.stm

RAY QUINN AT WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC

http://www.wolvescivic.co.uk/index.asp?loc=whatsonshow&woid=8541

REVIEW FROM THE LIVERPOOL ECHO

 

Ray Quinn/ Liverpool Empire

THIS was a home-coming spectacular show with style and panache.

The star, Ray Quinn, is already a veteran of stage and screen and he’s only 19.

This one-time Brookside actor, X Factor favourite and ballroom blitzer is in his element when he has a microphone in hand and a catalogue of crooning classics to interpret.

The Liverpool run, part of a UK tour, is sold-out for all three nights – quite an achievement for the likeable lad who reminds me of a young Mickey Rooney from those all-singing, all-dancing black and white Hollywood movies.

Following two support acts – the excellent Lauren Rose and superlative Wirral wonder Laura Critchley (fresh from working with Robbie Williams) – Ray took to the stage to thunderous applause, arriving behind two showgirls.

He seemed to glide down the steps, sporting shades and singing Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

From that glitzy entrance he could do no wrong, whether belting out swing songs or cooly relaying the ballads.

He was clearly moved to be on home territory with such a warm reception – especially from the many young girls wearing flashing bunny ears.

Fly Me To the Moon, That’s Life, My Way and New York, New York illustrate just what a powerful range he has.

The show is slickly choreographed. He also serenaded a young fan from the audience with the Charlie Chaplin standard Smile.

This confident performer asked the audience to shout out ‘Quinny’ and they duly responded before many costume changes.

At one point he said: ‘I’ve got to go and change me kecks.’ Hardly Las Vegas, but then that is his charm the boy next door appeal who dedicates songs to his Nan.

Two huge illuminated letters ‘R Q’ were emblazoned behind him as his polished five piece band accompanied him on an Elvis tribute.

His version of Mr Bojangles is a highlight of this 90 minute show.

He returned in a white suit and sang an emotional version of You’ll Never Walk Alone.

This spectacular show was pure song and dance entertainment and Mr Quinn has a very nice line in confident, humorous patter.

If this is an indication of his talent at just 19 then you can only sit back and wonder what heights he can achieve.

Rating: 9/10 I’m in with the Quinn crowd I’m in with the Quinn crowd

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