Oakengates Theatre, Telford
Booking period: 16 August 2018
Show times: 7:30pm
Age recommendation: To be confirmed
Collabro are the world's most successful Musical Theatre group. They met in 2014 above a pub in London for their first rehearsal and only a month later went on to rouse the whole of the Hammersmith Apollo into a standing ovation during their first ever public performance of Stars in their first audition for Britain's Got Talent. Having won their semi-final heat with over 63% of the votes, they then won the overall competition with one of the biggest majorities ever and subsequently signed to Simon Cowell's label Syco, becoming label-mates with the likes of One Direction, Little Mix, Susan Boyle and Il Divo.
In the three years since the competition, Collabro have released a number one debut album "Stars", and their follow up album "Act Two" peaked at number two in the charts in the summer of 2015. They have performed at the Royal Variety Performance; twice on Britain's Got a Talent (most recently at the ten-year Grand Final compilation of past contestants) and have become enormously successful internationally. Notably, they have performed for over 30 million people in Japan on Music Station on two separate occasions, completing a tour there and winning a Gold Disc award for top international artist alongside Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor. They have also completed two tours of America and signed a major record deal there.
Collabro were originally a five piece of Jamie Lambert, Michael Auger, Matthew Pagan, Thomas Redgrave and Richard Hadfield. In 2016 Hadfield decided to leave the band in pursuit of other projects and his other band mates wished him well.
Collabro, now comprising of Matt, Tom, Jamie and Michael, are excited for the future. They have already performed to 7 million people on ITV's Soccer Aid 2016 to critical appraise, garnering excellent reviews from the press for their first performance as a four piece.
Currently, the band are planning their forthcoming International Tours and have recently been confirmed on the bill of the inaugural 'Stages' Cruise in 2018.
Their third offering "Home" - released in early 2017 under their own record label - reached Number 7 in the UK album charts. This preceded a sell-out tour with Sir Cliff Richard and the release of their debut single 'Lighthouse' in collaboration with Save the Children - reaching Number 1 in the iTunes Classical singles chart.
Collabro's continued success and positive critical response in the live performance and recording markets further affirms them as the leading Musical Theatre group in the world today.
VENUE: The Place In The Park, Telford Town Park Arena, Telford, TF4 3NZ