On Sunday 2nd November Natalie Weiss, Broadway Performer and Creator of ‘Breaking Down The Riffs’ (BDTR), will showcase her insane vocal talent in her UK solo concert debut at St James Theatre, London.
Due to demand, in an addition to the 7pm performance that is now sold out, a 4pm matinee performance has been added. The concerts will feature Natalie singing an array of songs ranging from pop to musical theatre including some of her biggest YouTube hits. Stuart Morley is MD and on keys leading a top-class five piece band with Nick Kendall (Acoustic/Electric Guitar), Dominik Told (Bass Guitar), Tom Clare (Drums) and Stefan Knapik (Cello). This is guaranteed to be a fierce night of vocals, anecdotes, and riffing not to be missed as, for one night only, the YouTube sensation and American Idol semi-finalist takes to the West End stage. Tickets starting from £20 are still available for the 4pm performance at www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
Natalie held a back up singer competition. It was an all singing and all harmonizing test that stretched back up singer skills to the max. The standard was very high and the chosen two finalists are Tom Cromwell (Queensland Conservatorium Music graduate) and Rebecca Gilliland (LSMT graduate). They will be joined by Natalie’s American colleague Addi McDaniel whose credits include Luisa, The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway) and she also sang the original back ups on Natalie Weiss – EP. In order to mark Natalie’s UK debut a British song competition was also held, supported by Mercury Musical Developments who sent the memo to all their members. There were an overwhelming number of diverse submissions sent and the chosen song to be sung by Natalie at both performances is ‘Rush of Life’ by Craig Adams.
At the 7pm performance audience members have been able to purchase VIP tickets, which include an exclusive meet and greet with Natalie after the show. At the 4pm performance time will be limited in between shows and unfortunately Natalie will be unable to meet the audience post the 4pm performance. However, as an exclusive to the matinee Natalie will be holding a twitter competition by which five of her followers who attend the matinee will be chosen to go backstage to meet Natalie after the 4pm performance. Make sure you are following Natalie on Twitter to find out more @Natalie_Weiss At both performances, there will be a Riff Raffle whereby audience members can enter free of charge and one lucky winner will be selected at random to join the ‘Breaking Down The Riffs’ master on stage to break down a riff!
In August, Natalie completed a 2 1/2 year run performing multiple ensemble roles on the Les Misérables 25th anniversary tour. In 2010, she made her Broadway debut understudying the Menonettes in Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott. She also performed in the ensemble and understudied Elphaba in the 2nd national tour of Wicked. Natalie was an American Idol season 4 semi-finalist, has performed the National Anthem at Cowboys & Shea Stadiums, but is most well known for her YouTube videos. She has gained an international following from her performance videos & popular web series, “Breaking Down The Riffs”, which have collectively reached over 3 million views. Natalie released her self-titled debut CD in early 2011 and has been giving sold out solo concerts and master classes across the country. Her most recent NYC solo concert was at 54 Below this past January. Her visit to London in November marks the beginning of her European tour.
For more information visit www.natalieweiss.net
ILIADebuts portfolio includes the London concert debuts of Kooman & Dimond and Jonathan Reid Gealt, an acoustic night with Steven Luke Walker and album launches for Bobby Cronin and Anderson & Petty. Natalie Weiss’ concert is produced in association with DrenHart Productions.