Indulge in an Evening of Classical Music and Show Ballads

We at Viva pride ourselves on bringing a wide range of entertainment to the heart of Blackpool, and this upcoming show is no exception. Join us as we welcome to the stage two of the finest voices in the UK, G4’s Jonathan Ansell and Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall on Tuesday 4th June for a night of hits from the West End, Broadway and beyond.   

Two of the UK’s musical legends are joining forces to bring an outstanding UK tour of Les Musicals’ Live Concert, creating a dramatic and spine-tingling performance that will showcase smash hit songs, from the greatest musicals of all time. 

Immersing audiences into the world of Musical Theater with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera, Blood Brothers, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Miss Saigon, Chess, We Will Rock You, and even The Greatest Showman!   

“Myself and Jai McDowall – he won Britain’s Got Talent back in 2011. And he and I sing all the big show tunes from the Westend and Broadway, just having a great time tying all these songs together and giving everyone a really mixed, varied, emotional at times, up lifting and get people up dancing and signing along at the end. It’s a really mix and a great show to do”.

Jonathan Ansell is an English singer, best known as the high tenor of the vocal group G4. In 2004 G4 rose to fame in ITV’s X Factor, winning over audiences’ week after week, the band developed a cult following with their stage presence and flawless harmonies, landing them in second place.   

After their huge success G4 released their self-titled debut album back in 2005 reaching the Number One for Mother’s Day weekend. The band then went on to release three albums, selling in excess of 1.5 million albums in the UK, completing five sell-out UK tours, and releasing a best-selling autobiography ‘Our Way’.   

The band has also performed live at the Royal Albert Hall in a one-off performance, selling in excess of 40,000 DVDs of their performance.

The second half of this classic duo is Jai McDowell, Scottish singer-songwriter, Jai is also no stranger to reality TV. Appearing on The X Factor and American Idol before winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2011, bagging himself £100,000 and the opportunity to perform at 2011 Royal Variety Performance. Jai was then signed to Syco Music releasing his debut album “Believe” in December 2011.   

Jai has been recognised by audiences and artists from around the world for his impeccable vocals. So much so Jai was invited by American actor and singer Josh Groban to perform ‘To Where You Are’ at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to a full house.  

Since then Jai has gone onto perform at the Live Final of China’s Got Talent and to Royalty at the Queens Jubilee, as well as countless sell-out tour dates during his UK tour.   

Jai has now gone onto release his latest single ‘I Begin Again’ available worldwide on iTunes & Amazon. He is now working on his second album that will be a fusion of classical and pop, and we can’t wait to hear it!  

Jonathan and Jai have become great friends over the years due to their shared love of music and theater. Through this common bond and shared talent, Jonathan became inspired by Jai’s performances and extended the invitation for Jai to join Les Musicals, and with much delight the offer was accepted and Les Musicals 2019 was born.

Jonathan added: “Over the years it’s amazing how different friendships develop, and Jai was as I say 2011 Britain’s Got Talent winner and I was doing a show up in Scotland, actually with Ramin Karimloo. A fabulous musical theater artist, and I was on stage with him and afterwords signing some albums, Jai came up and said ‘Hi’, and it was wonderful to meet him then, and just really stuck a cord with him.”

Later adding: “I have done various shows with him over the years since, and it just felt right this time round with this tour to give Jai a call and say “hay do you want to stage with me”.

Viva Blackpool always aims to bring a wide range of entertainment to its venue and are delighted to bring yet another classical themed evening of entertainment to the seaside town of Blackpool.  

To book tickets for Les Musicals’ Live Concert Tour, visit www.vivablackpool.com or call 01253 297297 to book your tickets today.