4Tunes return to their North East roots on next leg of UK 'Curtain Call' Tour
Three young men born and raised in the North East who have gone on to carve out successful singing careers return to the region this month to perform with The 4Tunes – a quartet who have been mesmerising audiences around the country with their breath-taking voices and stunning harmonies.
The 4Tunes Curtain Call tour arrives in Newcastle for a show at Tyne Theatre on Friday, September 30. The four-piece ensemble, including some of the top leading men from West End musicals, launched their debut tour in Liverpool earlier this year and they have been entertaining audiences across the UK.
The boys, who have been wowing audiences on cruise ships around the world,
banded together to take their show on the road to UK audiences, performing their own astounding versions to some of the most iconic songs spanning the worlds of pop, opera and musical theatre including hits such as Les Miserables Bring Him Home, Queens Bohemian Rhapsody and Stevie Wonders Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
Three of the quartet have performed as Frankie Valli in the critically acclaimed Jersey Boys and for three of the singers the Newcastle gig will see them returning to their roots.
Michael Pickering was born in Sunderland. He attended Barnes Infants School and Thornhill Senior School and trained at Durham New College before moving to Londons Arts Educational Schools whose president is Andrew Lloyd Webber. As well as his cruise liner stints, Michael was recently touring with Jersey Boys where he played the role of Frankie Valli.
Matthew Gent grew up in Weardale in the tiny pit village of Page Bank but spent most of his time in nearby Durham City — attending both the Chorister School at the Cathedral and Durham School.
As a youngster he started in theatre through Durham Amateur Operatic Society and then the Gala Theatre Stage School before heading to London to train professionally. Last year, while touring with Strictly Come Dancings Vincent & Flavia, he was thrilled to get a chance to come home and perform in three of the North East's best loved theatres: the Newcastle Opera House, the Sunderland Empire and The Darlington Civic which was the first theatre he ever visited as a child.
Dominic Ridley was also born and raised in Sunderland. He represented Thornhill School in talent competitions and won a young achievers award in 2003 presented at the Stadium of Light. Dominic went on to train at Newcastle College. He has appeared in various north east venues including Sunderland Empire Theatre, Customs House in South Shields, Whitely Bay Playhouse and the Washington Arts Centre.
The North-East trio are joined by the fourth 4Tunes member Michael Conway — another talented singer who performed as Frankie Valliin the West End production of Jersey Boys.
The 4Tunes, managed by Globestar Management, are also returning by popular demand to Liverpools Epstein Theatre on October 15th following the success of their initial Curtain Call concert. Their UK Tour moves on to the Concorde Club at Eastleigh, Hampshire on November 5th.
About Globestar Management
Globestar Management is a specialist business providing backstage catering for artists, production and crew in the music, entertainment, film and TV industries. Globestar was founded in 2010 by Neil Armishaw provide top class entertainment with a series of bespoke and exclusive acts including Geek Chic, The 4Tunes, TroliDoli and the world famous glamorous Globe Girls. Globestar has built its reputation supplying stunning entertainment to private parties, corporate events and cruise lines around the world.
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5th September 2016