Joe McElderry Garry
JOE McELDERRY’S reputation as one of the finest singers in the UK was cemented in 2016 with one of the most highly acclaimed performances in the long and illustrious history of the Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, a Bill Kenwright Production.
The Stage, regarded as the premier theatrical newspaper, crowned him one of the best Josephs in the celebrated history of the role.
“He may just be the best sung Joseph there’s ever been, bringing a vocal flair to Joseph that’s UTTERLY RAVISHING”.
Joe is the X Factor golden boy with the 24-carat voice and the diamond personality which has made him one of the most loved young singers in the country.
Most artists only dream of mass appeal.
But Joe’s popularity has seen him croon effortlessly from one sell out tour to the next and cut five albums in between.
The success of Joseph launched Joe’s 2016 solo show The Northern Light Tour, arranged because of the huge demand from audiences who flocked to see the show.
Joe is also famous in the entertainment industry for putting in the hours for his favourite charities. Despite a heavy workload, Joe found time to complete a 250-mile cross-country bike ride for the Teenage Cancer Trust in July 2016, where he is patron. It is the third marathon cycle ride he has taken on for the charity.
The past few years have been one sell out success to another. The Evolution Tour hit the road in 2015 after the sell-out success of 2014’s Set Your Soul Alive 60-date spectacular.
Joe’s love of his work allowed little time for rest between tours and in December 2014 and January 2015, he was starring nightly in the Bradford Alhambra’s panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as the Spirit in the Mirror.
Since storming to victory in the 2009 X Factor final, Joe has been the sweet-singing hero and heart-throb of hundreds of thousands of fans aged from five to 95.
Genuine family entertainers with such a wide and diverse fan base come along once in a generation.
At just 18 years old, he auditioned for the ITV show X Factor, and bowled the judges over with his rendition of Luther Vandross’ Dance with My Father.
Joe also impressed Whitney Houston who appeared as a guest mentor. And in one of TV’s most memorable moments of the year, he performed a brilliant duet with George Michael on the live semi-final and went on to be crowned the winner of X Factor 2009 by a clear majority. After wowing the audience with his dazzling vocals, modesty and charm, he soared straight to number one both the UK and Irish Singles Charts with a beautiful rendition of Miley Cyrus’ The Climb.
Soon after came his first studio album Wide Awake under the Syco/Sony Entertainment record label, an exciting mix of up-tempo songs and the powerful ballads which Joe has become famous for.
His second album, Classic, was under the record label giant Universal Music and went Gold within two weeks of release, hitting number two in the UK Album Charts and selling over 250,000 copies. In 2011, another album, Classic Christmas, went gold in just one week. And that year alone, Joe sold over 550,000 albums, a stunning achievement for any artist to accomplish.
In between all this, Joe managed to fit in a performance for Her Majesty the Queen at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall and a live regional tour at 16 major venues, culminating in a rapturous reception at the Royal Festival Hall.
Joe hit our TV screens again in 2011 in the live TV show Popstar To Operastar. Mentored by the tenor Rolando Villazon, he performed classical arias such as Nessun Dorma, and went on to win the show with a landslide victory, amassing 80% of the votes. In 2014 Joe hit our TV screens yet again and won Channel Four’s dangerous skiing programme ‘The Jump’. Is there no stopping him!
The Joe McElderry success story went from strength to strength and in 2012 he released Here’s What I Believe, becoming the first ever X Factor winner to release four albums. The album also marked a major advance in his development as an artist as Joe showed the world what a talented song writer he is too.
The album saw the magical collaboration with soprano Marcella Detroit, from Shakespears Sister, international pianist Ludovico Einaudi and Nashville NAMMY Songwriter of the Year, Beth Nielsen Chapman. The album is a selection of self-penned ballads and classic love songs that Joe performed with a live band at two album launch shows in Newcastle and London.
During Christmas 2013, he was slapping his thighs as Prince Charming in a sell-out pantomime Cinderella at the Beck Theatre in Hayes, Middlesex.
2013 was a happy one for Joe, despite the huge demands of his workload. In between his hectic diary dates, he was invited to perform as a special guest on Beth Nielsen Chapman’s show in Newcastle. And he opened the show for Adam Lambert at Pittsburgh Pride in Pennsylvania, USA in June where he stunned the audience with his strong vocals and energetic stage presence. Joe loves singing so much, he just can’t say no!
In 2014 Joe toured the UK with his “Set Your Soul Alive” tour, including a few acoustic sets at 60 venues across the UK. Finishing off 2014 Joe played the Man in the Mirror alongside Billy Pearce in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford.
Joe also works hard at raising money for charity, ever mindful of the fortunate gifts which have propelled him from his humble, working class origins to international stardom. Last year, Denise Welch and Tim Healy presented Joe with a Silver Heart Award on behalf of Variety, The Children’s Charity, for his continued charity work.
He has also recorded the charity single One World One Song with the legendary Dionne Warwick in aid of The Hunger Project UK, and a moving version of Abide With Me with the Royal Mail Choir, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
As a regional ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust, he completed the challenging 140-mile 3- day bike ride “Coast to Coast” with friends and family this summer, raising more than £11,000 for the charity.
Joe has been a regular guest on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, he was also seen on a Summer stint on Countdown’s Dictionary Corner.
In 2015, Joe appeared at The Blackpool Winter Gardens in September playing “Tommy” the well-known rock opera written by The Who and immediately after went back on his own Evolution tour in October and November, including a special run of Christmas shows too! Joe finished off 2015 as the Man in the Mirror in Cinderella at the Hull New Theatre – and at the end of 2016 he starred as Aladdin, at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton. Another busy year!
2017 was another busy year for Joe playing Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for the first half of the year, incorporating during this time the recording of his top 10 single Gloria, and then the release of his fifth Album Saturday night at the Movies which made the UK Top ten album chart. This then followed with a successful 32 date theatre tour around the UK where he was joined by Ben Ellis, Keith Jack and Sam Callaghan. Joe also made 2 Live Appearances at the London Palladium. The Autumn saw Joe back as Joseph in Joseph & his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat traveling around the UK and finishing 2017 as Joseph in the Metro Arena in his home town Newcastle.
2018 has been a little more chilled for Joe! In April he performed at the prestigious Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall which was televised on ITV 1. He then spent the Spring touring around the UK theatres and again in the Autumn in his own show with his band. Joe has also been in the studio writing and recording material for a new album and Panto sees him back in the fold as Dick in Dick Whittington at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton with Steve McFadden, Sheila Ferguson, Bobby Davro and Suzanne Shaw.
In 2019, Joe will be celebrating his 10th Anniversary of winning X-Factor.
Neil McDermott Robert
TV includes playing series regular Ryan Malloy in Eastenders for the BBC; Doctor Who (BBC); George Gently (BBC); series regular Dr Ralph Ellis in The Royal (ITV); Kiss Of Death (BBC); Chopratown (BBC) and Rosemary and Thyme (ITV). Neil has also appeared in episodes of Casualty and Doctors (BBC).
Theatre includes EUGENIUS! (The Other Palace), The Sound of Music (No1 UK Tour), The Wind In The Willows (London Palladium & Plymouth Theatre Royal); The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Ambassadors’ Theatre); Oliver! (Grange Park Opera); Only The Brave (Soho Theatre / Welsh Millennium Centre); Pride and Prejudice (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Shrek The Musical (West End); La Cage Aux Folles (MenierChocolate Factory); Follies (London Palladium); Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse); The Sound Of Music (London Palladium); Bad Girls The Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Aladdin (The Old Vic); The Gondaliers and The Waterbabies (Chichester Festival Theatre); Babes In Arms (New Theatre, Cardiff); Through The Woods(Birmingham Rep).
Film includes Blooded, The Hitch, Goal!.
Kate Robbins Consuela
Kate Robbins is an actress, singer, songwriter, musician and impressionist known mostly for her comedic /musical performances.
After leaving Liverpool in 1980 and arriving in London as a songwriter she had success with the hit record More Than In Love which sold half a million copies and reached number 2 in the pop charts. She then went on to write the theme tune ( music and lyrics ) for Cilla Black’s classic show ‘Surprise Surprise’,
After that Kate had her own two comedy ITV series commissioned by ITV in the late 1980s
During the 90s Kate appeared in many dramas and movies. She has featured in iconic TV shows such as The Harry Enfield Show, Last Of The Summer Wine, Phoenix Nights, Holby City, Citizen Khan and Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies, where she famously played Babs from Urmston.
In 2006 she appeared in the blockbuster Flyboys movie with James Franco playing the French brothel keeper Clarisse.
Kate took her sell-out show which was a mix of comedy and music- ‘Songs From The Pool’ to the 2008 Edinburgh festival
For three years from 2015, Kate was a ‘Grumpy’ and toured with Jenny Eclair in the theatre show Grumpy Old Women
While Kate enjoys mimicry ( she voiced most of the the female puppets on the satirical show Spitting Image for a decade) and appears as a panellist on ITVs new series The Imitation Game , she also likes to branch out in many different ways. In 2018 she played dodgy pyschic Val in the short comedy thriller The Other Side With Valerie Hope and recently appeared with John Cleese in his BBC comedy series, 'Hold The Sunset'.
Kate plays the piano, has three children and likes painting
Emily Tierney Christine
Emily graduated from Mountview with first class honours.
Theatre includes: Carrie Carter/Super Hot Lady in Eugenius! (The Other Palace and West End Transfer); Molly Jensen in Ghost (Asia Tour); Glinda in Wicked (Original UK No. 1 tour); Glinda in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard Of Oz (London Palladium); All The Fun Of The Fair (West End); Bauhinia (National Theatre Studio); Maria in West Side Story in Concert (Barbican).
Television Includes: The lead character of Lydia in the Channel 5 series Push; New Tricks (BBC) and the BAFTA nominated Kate Modern.
Film includes: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (Universal Pictures); Transformers: The Last Knight (Paramount Pictures) and John Carter Of Mars (Disney/Pixar)
Amelle Berrabah SERENA
Best known as one third of the girl group the Sugababes, Amelle Berrabah joined the band in 2005.
The Sugababes had worldwide success selling over 12 million albums, with 26 top 10 singles, including two number one hit records.
Successful all over the world, they were signed to Jay-Z’s record label 'Roc-a-Fella' in the USA. Amelle has also had much success in the film world, playing a character for the blockbuster movie 'Plastic', starring 'Game of Thrones' star Alfie Allen.
Along with her film projects, Amelle has also presented tv shows including the BBC show 'Tumble'.
Amelle is also the first - and only - member of the group to achieve a solo number one with 'Never Leave You' - her collaboration with Tinchy Stryder, which was the biggest selling single of 2009.
After enormous success for nearly a decade, the Sugababes have been taking a break to pursue individual solo careers.
Amelle recently married and had her first child in 2018.
Karina Hind Lorraine
Training: Arts Educational School.
Theatre includes: Matilda (West End); Ghost (International Tour); American Idiot (West End and UK Tour); wonder.land (Manchester International Festival) and Mamma Mia (West End). Karina has also appeared in Kerry Ellis Live at the Palladium and the Olivier Award Ceremony.
Karina would like to thank her parents, grandparents, entire family and friends for their constant belief and support in achieving her dream.
Rebecca Mendoza Tracey
Rebecca Mendoza trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
Debut Awards Nominee 2018
Tracy Turnblad UK Tour 2017-2018, Mark Goucher Productions.
Rebecca is thrilled to be a part of Club Tropicana and like to thank all of her friends and family for their continued support and love!
Tara Verloop Andrea
Training: Tara began her training at Toni Moss Academy, Strood before achieving a National Trinity Diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance at Performers College, Essex.
Theatre credits include: Linda in The Wedding Singer (UK Tour); Annie (Mirvish Theatre, Toronto), The Royal Variety Show; understudy Cherry, Mrs Bucket and Mrs Teavee in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Drury Lane); Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Qdos); Swing/Assistant Dance Captain in Rock of Ages (UK Tour); Ensemble, understudy Penny Johnson and Lisa Houseman in the West End production of Dirty Dancing (Piccadilly Theatre); UK tour of Dirty Dancing; the role of Cinderella (Evolution Productions); Princess Marigold in Jack and the Beanstalk (Spillers Pantomimes).
Cellen Chugg Jones Olly
Cellen trained at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating with a First Class Honours.
West End credits include: Ensemble/ 1st Cover Freddie in CHESS (London Coliseum), Swing/Cover Theo in SCHOOL OF ROCK (New London Theatre), and Theo/1st Cover Tunny and Will/2nd Cover Johnny in AMERICAN IDIOT (Arts Theatre & UK Tour). Further credits include; Nathaniel/1st cover Pilate, Peter and Simon in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (UK Tour), Daddy Brubeck in SWEET CHARITY (Pimlico Opera), Tom in BROMANCE THE DUDESICAL (The Other Palace), Boland in DOGFIGHT (Southwark Playhouse), SONGS FROM THE PLAYGROUND (Union Theatre), Momentous Musicals (UK Tour), John in THE HIRED MAN (NYMT,Hull Truck Theatre, RADA) & Soloist at WEST END LIVE.
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Kane Verrall BLAINE
Training: Arts Educational Schools London
Theatre includes – Will Scarlett in TWANG!! (Union Theatre), Rolf Gruber & Dance Captain in The Sound of Music (UK Tour), Neil Kellerman in Dirty Dancing (UK TOUR), Dandini in Cinderella (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford), Gregory in Free as Air (Finborough), Ensemble and understudy Prince in Sleeping Beauty (Grand Theatre Blackpool), Ensemble in Kerry Ellis Live at the Palladium (London Palladium), Ensemble at the Olivier Awards 2013 and 2014 (Royal Opera House), Ensemble in Cinderella (White Rock Theatre Hastings)
Other credits Include – Blaine in Club Tropicana (Workshop), Gardener and Ensemble in A Warning to the Curious (Workshop), Lead Vocalist in Verrallations (Pheasantry), Featured Soloist in Smashing! (Pheasantry)
Rory Phelan Drew
Rory trained at D&B School of Performing Arts
Theatre and Workshop credits: Ensemble & u/s Sonny, Doody, Kenickie, Vince/Teen Angel in Grease (UK and International Tour); Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk (The Woodville, Gravesend) Eddie in Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre); Joey & u/s Tony in Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour); Dancer in Barnum (Workshop); 1st Understudy Charlie in WAG! The Musical (Charing Cross Theatre); Dancer & Male u/s in Cinderella (Churchill Theatre Bromley)
Film & Television credits: Dancer in Splash (ITV); Dancer in Lets Dance For Comic Relief (BBC); Boy in Beaver Falls (E4 Ident)
Nye Rees ROBERT/DREW, second cover BLAINE/OLLY
Nye trained at Arts Educational Schools, London.
Nye made his professional and West End debut as Eddie in Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre.
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Joshua Pearson ENSEMBLE, GARRY/BLAINE cover
Training: Performers College.
Recently: Dance Captain on board M/S Color Fantasy (2Entertain).
Credits: Singer/Dancer on board AIDA Aura; Snow White at the Theatre Royal, Norwich; Take on Take That (Stage Acts Entertainment); Dick Whittington at the Millfield Theatre, London.
Joshua is excited and extremely grateful to be making his musical theatre debut, as part of the original cast of Club Tropicana the Musical.
Agent: KMC Agencies
Ben Darcy OLLY, second cover DREW
Training: Tiffany Theatre College
Theatre: Ensemble and u/s Eugene/Theo in Eugenius (The Other Palace); Played Aladdin in Aladdin (Cheltenham Everyman); Ensemble, u/s Corny Collins in Hairspray (UK Tour); Ensemble, u/s Pepper & Eddie in Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre); Jeremy in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour); Benny in Our Benny (Liverpool Empire); Fagin's Gang and u/s Oliver in Oliver (UK Tour); Aladdin in Aladdin (Lucinda Ryan Productions, Dickens World)
TV/Commercial work: BBC Children in Need; We Buy Any Car (WeBuyAnyCar.com, Chris Mudge); (Hasbro Interactive, David Groundwater); Sony PlayStation Commercial (Sony, Bertie Films).
Instagram & Twitter handle: @mrbenjamindarcy
CAMILLA ROWLAND ENSEMBLE cover SERENA/CHRISTINE
Training: Stonelands School of Ballet and Theatre Arts and Bird College
Theatre Includes: Vivienne Pressman/cover Marjorie Houseman in Dirty Dancing (Phoenix Theatre/International tour) Mrs Potiphar/Dance Captain in Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat (National/European tour).
Sleeping Beauty (Norwich theatre Royal) Tracey in Elegies (The Venue) Pinnochio the Musical (Gardner Arts Centre)
Film Includes: Amber in Selective Listening (All on five)
Chelle in Cute Little Buggers (Great Dayne Entertainment)
Cassie in The Catch (Primley Road Productions)
Choreography includes: Cats, Sleeping Beauty, Bugsy Malone, Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Windsor)
Assistant Choreographer for Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat (National tour)
COURTNEY-BROGAN SMALLEY ENSEMBLE cover LORRAINE / ANDREA
Training: Guildford School of Acting (2017 graduate).
Theatre: 1st cover Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (UK tour); Dance Captain/ensemble in Mythic (Charing Cross Theatre).
Theatre whilst training: Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie; Dance Captain on Guys and Dolls; Forbidden Broadway; Dora Foster in Steel Pier.
Concerts: Olivier Awards 40th Anniversary Concert (Southbank & BBC Radio 3); Here's Where I Stand (Electric Theatre); Odd in Odd: The Musical (The Pitch Perfect Awards).
Recordings: Backing Vocalist on Peace of Mind - EP by Lorenza.
Christina Shand ENSEMBLE cover CONSUELA / TRACEY
Christina trained at Performers College graduating in 2014
Theatre Credits include; 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Starlight Express (Germany, Bochum) Copacabana (UK Tour) Puttin' On The Ritz (Monte Carlo Sporting Club) Breitling Watch Launch Event (Dubai) Dick Whittington (Manchester Opera House) Cinderella (Bristol Hippodrome and Woodville Halls) One Night Only - Tiller Girls (London Palladium)
Choreography includes; The Rollerboys (Butlins Tour 2017)
Television Credits include; Skoda - Car Advert 2016, Kenwood Blender Advert 2016, Kloe - UDSM & Liability (Sony, Music Video) Ranking Roger - The Beat - Music Video, Live from the Palladium ITV (Paul Roberts) Opening Ceremony FA Cup Final (Christian Storm) Cuban Fury - Feature Film (James Griffiths/Richard Marcel)
Alexanda O'Reilly ON STAGE SWING
Training: Laine Theatre Arts
Credits include: Ensemble/us Pepper in Mamma Mia (International Tour); Ensemble/us Pepper in Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre); Ensemble in Eugenius (London Palladium); Ensemble in Cinderella (Bristol Hippodrome); Ensemble in Cinderella (Manchester Opera House)
Megan Louch ON STAGE SWING + DANCE CAPTAIN
Training: Laine Theatre Arts and Middlesex University (First Class Honours).
Theatre credits: Snow White (London Palladium), Guys and Dolls (Kilworth House), Loserville in concert (Garrick Theatre, London), Annie (Piccadilly Theatre),Ensemble/Covered and played Penny in Dirty Dancing, (Phoenix Theatre, London & UK/International Tour), Annie (UK Tour), Mamma Mia! (International Tour), 42nd Street Gala (London Palladium), Ivanka/Covered and played Elaine in Loserville (Garrick Theatre & West Yorkshire Playhouse), Snow White & Aladdin (Qdos Pantomimes Ltd).
Other credits: Founder of That’s Jazz Dance Academy (Rotherham), West End Bares (Novello Theatre), KBS Korea, The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV), Christmas Lectures (BBC), Radio Times Hong Kong, TV commercials for The Trafford Centre, Manchester & Marks and Spencer, FA Cup final (Wembley Stadium, 2012), choreography for Dance Activ-8