It's that most rare of things. A SHEYTOONS gig. Yes, Hadley and Ramin have finally got their act together and are driving it down the road to the St. James Theatre in Victoria, London for a very special two date only engagement.
Tickets and info found here on the St James website.
See you there.
LES MISERABLES : From Page to Stage to Screen Institut Francais 26th January 2013
Hadley is delighted to be joining the Friends of Victor Hugo to discuss the adaptation of Les Miserables from book to stage musical to screen sensation. Time Out's Dave Calhoun is in the moderator's chair, and sitting alongside Hadley (rather disconcertingly) will be Bill Nicholson, who wrote the screenplay for the film & Dr Bradley Stephens, UK specialist on Hugo and adaptations of his work. Try to make sense, Fraser...
An evening reminiscent of old-time Manhattan glamour, cheering in the festive season with style. Showcasing some of the West End’s finest performers, you will be entertained with a sumptuous Yuletide feast for the ears. Sit back with a glass of mulled wine (or something a little stronger; this is New York after all!) and listen to some of the finest singers performing on stage today
Featuring Hadley Fraser, Adrian Hansel, Rosalie Craig & Sandra Marvin.
AN EVENING WITH HADLEY FRASER St James Theatre Studio October 28th & 29th and November 3rd 2012
As part of the new St James Theatre Studio season, Hadley will be presenting an evening of his own music for your aural delight and delectation. Perhaps best known as a staple of the West End stage, Hadley is becoming increasingly more known as a talented singer-songwriter. His music draws on a wealth of influences to produce a beautiful, harmony-laden acoustic sound. Accompanied by a varying ensemble of ridiculously talented musicians, his songs journey between driving, earthy folk anthems and elegiac country ballads about love and loss.
ACTING THROUGH SONG MASTERCLASS St James Theatre Studio December 2nd
An intensive day’s masterclass brought to you by West End performers Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser focussing on acting through song. With a combined 25 years in the industry, and vast workshop and teaching experience, these two performers are uniquely qualified to lead participants through the process of approaching a piece of music for theatre. Concentrating on every aspect of the process, from song selection, text appraisal, musical awareness, vocal expertise and audition technique, the class is an enlightening and instructive experience for those wishing to hone their skills.
THE MASTERCLASS WILL RETURN in 2013. Check back here, or the St James website for more details when they emerge...
SIMON BAILEY - LOOKING UP December 2012
Returning to his roots as a purveyor and player of all things electric bass, Hadley pops up on Simon Bailey's forthcoming album doing just that. A bit of a thrill to be back in the band and leaving the vocals to someone else for a change.
Simon's debut cut features a very personal selection of songs with new arrangements by Tom Deering; plus three guest vocalist appearancess, Sabrina Aloueche, Katie Hall and Ramin Karimloo.
Check in here for more info, or to pick up a copy...
SOMETHING WONDERFUL Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford November 11th 2012
Alex Parker brings an evening concert of the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, the legendary musical theatre partnership. Featuring songs from musicals including: Oklahoma; The Sound of Music; The King and I; State Fair; Carousel and South Pacific.
Hadley joins this outstanding outfit to sing through a couple of old R&H standards. Old Skool, y'feel?
Continuing their occasional but fruitful working relationship Hadley will be featured on Scott's new album, SCOTT ALAN LIVE, expected to be released in the autumn of 2012.
Though the main bulk of the album will feature live performances from Scott and a host of lovely people, you'll hear Hadley join forces with Ramin Karimloo on a bonus track, recorded in a studio in 2011.
Hadley's delighted to be returning to the show that marked his professional debut in 2002. A brief revisit for the 25th Anniversary Concert last October wasn't enough, and so he'll be back to the barricades from June 23rd onwards. Hadley will be appearing as Javert. Obviously the hours spent in research for Grantaire payed off... For tickets, have a look here.
Hadley is scheduled to perform eight shows a week. He will not be performing the following dates; September 1st-3rd & 26th-30th, 2011 October 1st-5th & 17th-22nd, 2011 December 1st-3rd, 2011 January 23rd-28th, 2012 April 23rd-28th, 2012 May 7th-19th, 2012 Any more dates will appear here or on twitter...
FINAL PERFORMACE WILL BE JUNE 16th 2012
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 25th ANNIVERSARY at the ROYAL ALBERT HALL
THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL IN CONCERT April 10th 2011
Hosted by none other than Stephen Fry, THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL
is a concert showcasing the very finest and brightest of British
Musical theatre writing. Hadley will be teaming up with old drinking
partner (and one of the country's finest young musical theatre
composers) Dougal Irvine
with a extra special little medley arrangement from a well known show.
And although he's playing the bass guitar for the first time in many
years it won't be a valid reason for a refund...
The latest in a series of concerts from the excellent SimG Productions, THE SONGS OF BOBBY CRONIN
brings another new American musical theatre writer to our shores. An
extraordinary line-up of talent make this concert frankly unmissable.
Bobby himself will be in evidence, so expect some sparks to fly with the
voices in the room. You can find tickets on SimG's website, or indeed
through the New Players Theatre itself...
WHATSONSTAGE AWARDS 2011
Hadley teamed up with the rest of the SHEYTOONS gang to participate in the 2011 WHATSONSTAGE AWARDS at the Price Edward theatre. Now recognised as one of the most prestigious theatre awards in the country, the organisers nevertheless decided that some bluegrass would go down well (which indeed it did) and invited the band along. Here's the official site with all the coverage...
STUART MATTHEW PRICE - ALL THINGS IN TIME February 13th 2011
Hadley joined old sparring partner STUART MATTHEW PRICE for his intimate cabaret at the Battersea Barge. Check out the youtube clip below for a taster of this special evening...
LAUDERDALE HOUSE & WATERLOO EAST THEATRE October 24th & December 19th, 2010 (respectively)
Hadley's bringing a mix of music to two separate solo gigs before 2010 is out. Book now to avoid crushing, buttock-numbing disappointment.
LAUDERDALE HOUSE - OCTOBER 24th Part of the Cabaret in the House season that Lauderdale have been running (under the keen guidance of Tim McArthur) for a number of years, you'll hear a mix of musical theatre, acoustic guitary stuff and much more besides. Supported by the wonderful Ashleigh Jones, Hadley will be welcoming a couple of special guests, including the SHEYTOONS (with the swash-buckling, fast-moving, ever-lovin' Ramin Karimloo) and the KNIGHTS OF HYPERBOLE. Tickets are avaiable here.
WATERLOO EAST THEATRE - DECEMBER 19th This is the final piece in Waterloo East Theatre's Christmas jigsaw puzzle - an evening of jazz, folk, musical theatre and electro-skiffle*, it promises to be quite a night, and a special way to get in the festive spirit. Again, Hadley will be welcoming a number of special guests for this gig; confirmed so far are the extraordinary vocal talents of Stuart Matthew Price, up-and-coming Wizard of Ozzer Ceili O'Connor, South African singer-songwriter Warwick Lobban and jazz belle Sophie Smith. Again, appearances from the Sheytoons and the Knights of Hyperbole are to be expected - as well as some surprises... Info and tickets for Waterloo East will shortly be appearing here...
*Electro-skiffle not guaranteed.
LES MISÉRABLES AT THE O2 October 3rd, 2010
We're delighted to announce that Hadley will be playing the part of Grantaire in LES MISERABLES AT THE O2. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the show in some style, the concert already features a truly awesome line-up of talent to which Hadley is proud to be added. Due to massive ticket demand a matinee performance has been added to the occasion, so there's an extra chance to catch the show live on the 3rd. And if you can't get down to London on the day itself, look out for the DVD in due course.
Hadley joined the London production of Les Misérables in 2002 to play Marius. As his first professional show he remembers it fondly and is therefore delighted to be returning the fold for this wonderful celebration. And in the character of Grantaire he'll find the perfect way to suggest the years in between 2002 and now have been spent constructively. Constructively opening bottles of wine that is.
Hadley's first feature film, THE LOST TRIBE, will shortly be available to buy on amazon.com (and probably other outlets too). Click here for a link.
And here's the official blurb...
"On a remote tropical island, an archeological team unearths a prehistoric secret so dangerous that none of them will live to reveal it. Then, when a group of friends is shipwrecked on the island, they discover the terrifying truth about what the scientists found – it’s very much alive, freakishly strong and has a taste…for humans. Golden Globe nominee Lance Henriksen (Terminator, Aliens) stars with Emily Foxler (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), Nick Mennell (Friday the 13th, Halloween) and Brianna Brown (Knocked Up) in this pulse-pounding horror-thriller from the director of Marine 2."
SIMPLY THE MUSIC OF SCOTT ALAN September 26th, 2010
Next up on the confirmed list for Hadley is a wee reunion with NYC-based songwriter Scott Alan. Since their collaboration on Scott's second album, KEYS, Hadley has been a regular contributor to Scott's concerts around the world (London, NYC, Los Angeles). SIMPLY THE MUSIC OF SCOTT ALAN will be at the New Players Theatre on 26th September. Have a look here for more details. A big ol' line-up including Shoshana Bean, Sierra Boggess, Louise Dearman, Ashleigh Gray, Jodie Jacobs, Norm Lewis, Patina Miller, Stuart Matthew Price, Willemijn Verkaik and The Unconventionals will be belting their merry way through Scott's ever increasing repertoire of work. Shows are at 5pm and 8pm so there's no excuse, frankly...
THE FANTASTICKS May, 2010
First on the agenda is the wonderful new production of THE FANTASTICKS, which will be hitting the West End in May 2010. Featuring a sublime cast of West End regulars under the wholly original direction of Amon Miyamoto, the show promises to be an extremely classy and entertaining night out. Click here for the show's official website to find out more (and to buy your tickets, obviously). And if you're really keen, you can join the THE FANTASTICKS very own facebook page. Go on, it won't hurt...
THE FANTASTICKS can officially claim to be the longest running musical of all time. The original off-Broadway production ran for 42 years (17,162 performances) and the 2006 revival is still playing to packed houses in NYC. Thousands of productions have been staged around the globe and a film based on the show was released in 2000, so it seems the West End is well overdue a revival of its own. Hadley will be playing 'El Gallo', the narrator of the show (for want of a better term) and sings the song the show is most remembered for; 'Try to Remember'. Rumours of a cast album for the 2010 London production seem to be well-founded, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for news of the recording.
Check out the ramblings page for updates from rehearsals and beyond.