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Nathan James stars in Queen tribute concert

Nathan James

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

NATHAN James, a finalist on ITV 1’s Superstar competition, will star in the UK touring production of Bohemian Rhapsody – The Hits of Queen

A spectacular concert, Bohemian Rhapsody – The Hits of Queen is one of the biggest Queen tribute shows and has been performed in arenas and theatres across the world to great acclaim.

As well as Nathan James, the show features singers Amy Diamond (a finalist in BBC 1’s search for a Dorothy for The Wizard of Oz), Kelly-Anne Gower, Rebecca Kelly and Giovanni Spano (who has just played Simon Zealots in the Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour), and dancers Ricky Loftus, Philip Birchall and James Evans.

A powerful live rock band delivers all of Queen’s classic anthems and greatest hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, We Are the Champions, We Will Rock You and many more.

Described by Simon Cowell as a cross between “a male Joss Stone and a young Michael Bolton”, 24 year old Nathan James is becoming known as the UK’s most exciting rock voice. He has performed with the likes of Kerry Ellis, Ruthie Henshall, X Factor’s Danyl Johnson and Baywatch star David Hasslehoff.

Before finishing in fifth place on Superstar, James had appeared on BBC 1’s The Voice, singing the Bon Jovi classic Living A Prayer. As a reult of his TV appearances, he was signed to be the lead singer in the USA for The Trans Siberian Orchestra for a massive arena tour of the States, where he toured for three months to rave reviews and critical acclaim.

Produced by David King for Spirit Productions, Bohemian Rhapsody – The Hits of Queen has musical direction by Matt Smith.

The tour opens at Darlington Civic Theatre (May 13 – 18) then plays Woking’s New Victoria Theatre (May 21 – 25), Bristol Hippodrome (May 28 – June 1), Manchester Opera House (June 4 – 8), Edinburgh Playhouse (June 11 – 15), Eden Court Inverness (June 18 – 22), Norwich Theatre Royal (June 24 – 26), Oxford New Theatre (June 27 – 29) and Glasgow King’s Theatre (July 2 – 6).