Carly Paoli announced as Collabro’s special guest at Bridgewater Hall

Carly Paoli will be Collabro's special guest at their Manchester Bridgewater Hall date.

Collabro have announced that Carly Paoli will be their special guest at their Manchester Bridgewater Hall show.

They have also revealed that additional support on their UK tour will come from acclaimed singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna.

The twenty-nine date run will kick off in Liverpool at The Philharmonic Hall on Tuesday October 24th and will run until Saturday 2 December, closing at Harrogate International Centre.  In addition to performing a selection of songs with Collabro, Carly will be singing songs from her debut album Singing My Dreams.   The album is due for released on 30 June 2017.

Speaking about joining the tour, Carly Paoli commented “I am excited to have the chance to make my UK tour debut with Collabro. Like me, they have a passion for singing; we’ve all achieved our goals on different paths, but we all share the love of performance. To be able to perform with four guys, who love the world of musical theatre as I do, is an absolute dream. I can’t wait to be on stage with them and share my music with a British audience.”

Who is Carly Paoli?

Carly Paoli has been delighting audiences throughout the world, shared stages with Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras and Elaine Paige, and can count the Pope and Prince Charles amongst her fans.

Featuring a rare duet with José Carreras (the iconic ‘En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor’) ‘Singing My Dreams’ is an enchanting collection of classic pieces, as well as original compositions – some featuring lyrics by Carly herself. The album is the personal story of a little girl from Mansfield who fell in love with the MGM musicals; a teenager who sang in the piazzas of Puglia; a student who studied her craft at Tring Park and The Royal Northern College of Music and a rising star who is receiving recognition whenever she performs.

In between recording her album Carly has performed on international stages including Rome’s Fori Imperiali and Terme di Caracalla, as well as in Monaco, Malaysia, Florence, New York (Carnegie Hall) and London (O2 Arena), and at Windsor Castle and St James’s Palace for HRH the Prince Of Wales.

Carly’s achievements in art and culture were recently recognised in Italy when she was awarded with the prestigious Premio Barocco award (previous recipients include Dame Helen Mirren and Luciano Pavarotti).  In 2016 ‘Ave Maria’, a song from her album, was chosen as the official song of the Pope’s Jubilee celebrations.

Who is Philippa Hanna?

Acclaimed British singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna has become one of the most sought-after acoustic performers in the UK.  She has opened tours for the likes of Lionel Richie, Anastacia, Leona Lewis, Wet Wet Wet and Collabro.

Philippa Hanna’s latest album Speed Of Light was recorded in Nashville.  Through the album she tackles the challenges of life head-on, offering listeners a message of hope in the face of adversity.

Since her 2007 debut, Philippa has released several studio albums, an EP and a live DVD, and published two autobiographical books.

Born into a musical family, Philippa knew from an early age that that making music was all she wanted to do. Her music frequently draws upon her experiences of a turbulent youth, and the Christian faith she found in 2004. She aims to offer a positive message for fans: Songs like I Am Amazing and Raggedy Doll have seen Philippa champion self-esteem in young people.  She also works as an advocate for children’s charity Compassion International.

Where and when do Collabro perform in Manchester?

Collabro perform at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on 30 November 2017.