Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s and Alex Belfield’s Russell Watson First 30 Minute BBC Interview….
The boys have become great friends since this interview was recorded at BBC Manchester in 2004.
Russell Watson is one of the UK’s best ever Tenors having toured the world with this magnificent pitch perfect voice.
RW has performed for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Royalty and most importantly his 1000’s of adoring fans.
Life has not been easy for Russell having suffered from two brain tumours. Against all odds he is now fully recovered and fighting fit…and back on the road.
Watson now loves his life with his new fiancé and two grown up daughters in Manchester.
Here’s Alex & Russell in conversation……where it all began!
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Ruseell is an English tenor who has released singles and albums of both operatic-style and pop songs.
The self-styled “People’s Tenor” had been singing since he was a child, and became known after performing at a working men’s club.
He came to attention in 1999 when he sang “God Save the Queen” at the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, “Barcelona” at the last match of the Premiership season between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford and a full set of songs at the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final in Barcelona between Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
Watson’s debut album titled The Voice was released in May 2001; four others followed.
However, an album planned for November 2006 was delayed due to the removal of a benign pituitary tumour.
This album, titled That’s Life, was eventually released on 5 March 2007.
Watson was one of the principal singers in the English world premiere of the Swedish musical Kristina by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus at Carnegie Hall in New York on 23 and 24 September 2009.
He and his female lead Helen Sjöholm were praised by music critic Stephen Holden as having “first-rate poperetta voices, with Mr. Watson’s Puccini-ready tenor the more operatic. Each brings down the house at least once.”
He will reprise the role in the UK premiere of the musical in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 14 April 2010.
In March/April 2014, Watson went on tour around the UK with his ‘Only One Man’ tour with the Arts Symphonic orchestra, Arts Voices and Robert D.C. Emery conducting.
Recorded 2004 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC.