Strictly Singer Lance Ellington Comes to Leicester
The nation’s favourite TV singer, BBC Strictly Come Dancing's star vocalist, Lance Ellington, is coming to Leicester!
Platinum award winning artist, Lance Ellington, the voice of BBC Strictly Come Dancing, is coming to The Little Theatre on Thursday 2nd November with his new show, Lance Ellington Sings Broadway.
Show goers will hear tales from the set of Strictly, find out what it's like to dance with Anton Du Beke and hear from Lance about the stars he has sung and performed with, including Sting, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Freddie Mercury, Lionel Richie, George Michael and Robbie Williams (to name just a few!).
The show features everyone's favourite Broadway hits with many new and exciting arrangements of the songs from Guys and Dolls, Les Mis, South Pacific, Wicked and many more, with an all star musical line up featuring the UK’s finest musicians, led by George Michael’s sax soloist, Ed Barker.
Ed and Lance first met in 2013 when they recorded a song together, When You Smile, which soared to #1 in the US independent pop charts, as well as #1 on the Indie Adult Contemporary Chart.
Lance is one of the UK’s most prominent male vocalists. His regular appearances on the BBC’s globally successful Strictly Come Dancing have endeared him to millions of UK dance and music fans and his charismatic style and sultry tones have entertained more than 30 million people worldwide.
The son of legendary 1950’s bandleader Ray Ellington (who was the star of BBC Radio programme The Goon Show), Lance’s elegant vocal style has been in great demand from the world’s top recording artists, and he has worked with artists such as Sting, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Freddie Mercury, Lionel Richie, George Michael, Paul Carrack, Take That and Robbie Williams. Lance has also worked in concert alongside George Benson, Natalie Cole, James Brown, Gary Barlow, Susan Boyle and Anton du Beke.
Aside from being heard on numerous film and TV projects like X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Grease is the Word, Lance also appeared as his father in the movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, alongside Geoffrey Rush and Charlize Theron. This inspired him to record his first two albums, Lessons In Love and There Comes a Time.
In 2012, British saxophonist, Ed Barker performed a sax solo for one of the world’s most iconic pop musicians of our time: the late George Michael. Ed played the sax solo on George Michael’s ’93 hit single, Cowboys And Angels to tens of thousands of fans around the UK as George introduced Ed personally to the crowd each night. It was this sax solo that put Ed on the map.
Based between LA and London, Ed plays saxophone all around the world. Ed and Lance met in 2013 when Ed was producing his debut album, Simple Truth, and the song they recorded together, When You Smile, rocketed to #1 in the US independent pop charts, as well as #1 on the Indie Adult Contemporary Chart.