Russell Watson is the English Tenor from a remarkably humble background who went on to sell millions of albums and raise millions for charities. He has been privately requested by the pope and performed for various members of the royal family. His debut album "The Voice" won Album of the Year at the Classical Brit Awards. Russell was the first British person to simultaneously hold top chart positions on both UK Classical and US Classical Music charts. Available for private occasions and events Russell Watson's extraordinary talent brings joy to anyone who hears him.
He famously worked in a factory making nuts and bolts before entering and winning Piccadilly Radio's 1990 'Search for a Star'. He then had his lucky break when he was invited to perform at Old Trafford after being spotted in a pub. Russell has since gone on to perform for over a billion people in live televised performances at many prestigious events including Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Festival Gala. He has performed for the late Pope John Paul II, the Emperor of Japan, former US Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles to name a few. He was even requested by Prince Charles to lend his hand as an ambassador to the Princess Trust charity. Russell is the man for every occasion, his consistency and ability to wow audiences never fades.
In his 20 year career, he has performed at some of the most prestigious sporting events including; the 1998 Rugby League Challenge Cup Final, 1999 EUFA Champions League Final in Barcelona, the 2007 FA Cup Final. There is no stage too big or too small to handle. Russell Watson has collaborated with huge artists such as Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney and Luciano Pavarotti. His debut album "The Voice" won Album of the Year at the Classical Brit Awards and also won Best-Selling Debut Album. The album went 2x platinum in the UK. His second album 'Encore' sold almost two million copies. In 2004 he released 'Nothing Sacred – A Song for Kirsty" raising £5 million for the Francis House children's hospice in support of Kirsty Howard a girl born with one of the rarest heart conditions on the planet.
Having overcome his own serious problems including two brain tumours Russell has released 5 studio albums and delivered sell-out tours across the country. He continues to use his remarkable voice to captivate audiences, he is a fantastic musician and an even better man.