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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2014, 07:28:11 PM »
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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2014, 07:29:13 PM »
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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2014, 07:58:59 PM »
Feel The Fire filmed from the sound desk - a whole new perspective  :wink:


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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2014, 12:38:31 PM »

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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2014, 02:42:52 PM »
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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2014, 06:13:31 PM »
 :thankyou: Michelle and Paula  Video's are much much appreciated  :ten: :yourock:

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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2014, 11:15:51 PM »
hey all! Just wondering, have any of you guys managed to download my recording yet? Just so I know if it's working or not. :) i'm so pleased with it, joe sounds amazing, and so does chessie!!

Joe is such an inspiration to me, and I am so proud to be a fan of his! Supporting him always! :)

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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2014, 08:50:38 AM »
hey all! Just wondering, have any of you guys managed to download my recording yet? Just so I know if it's working or not. :) i'm so pleased with it, joe sounds amazing, and so does chessie!!

Thanks very much Jade for the recording really enjoying listening to it on my phone. Love the atmosphere that comes across, almost feel like I'm sitting in the stalls listening to Joe.

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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2014, 12:09:41 PM »
so glad you like it! i'm just gonna make a start on writing my review, so it'll come in parts like they normally do. :)

Joe is such an inspiration to me, and I am so proud to be a fan of his! Supporting him always! :)

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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2014, 12:19:45 PM »
My review of Joe McElderry at Stevenage.

After what seemed like an age, it was finally here! Monday 13th October, the day that Me, Chessie and Megan were all going to see Joe perform for the last time this year, in Stevenage.
I was worried, because the weather was awful and I really hoped weíd be able to get there. Me and Chessie have been suffering from colds, coughs and sore throats as well, so we werenít feeling particularly great, but we werenít gonna let that stop us seeing Joe!
Chessie had been with my friend Justin for the night, recording some tracks and writing songs, so he said heíd bring her back to mine so she could get ready for the show. I told him to bring her back for 4 at the latest. Due to delays on the underground and buses, they didnít arrive until 5, and that was the time we were meant to be meeting Megan at Barnes station!
Chessie came in, dropped off her stuff, got changed and we all left.
The bus to get to Barnes station seemed to take an age, I donít think we got there until about half 5! Megan was already there, waiting in the bus shelter for us, sheíd been there for 20 minutes already!
We got on the train to Voxel and decided to travel to Finsbury park to get our last train to Stevenage. Now, we hadnít booked any assistance, because we didnít need it, Megan was helping us all out. Justin was gonna jump on the train with us and carry on to 7 Sisters and go home from there. Megan helped me and brodie on the train, helped chessie, and just as Justin was jumping on, they slammed the doors in his face, so he couldnít get on the train and they wouldnít open them again. So, we didnít want to say goodbye to him like that, but we had no choice. The good thing is, Justin doesnít need assistance, he canít see a thing, but he knows the layout of 7 sisters, like the back of his hand. He did get into a bit of trouble when he arrived though because the exit was closed due to flooding, but they sorted him out.
We got on the stevenage train with no problems. It took us about 45 minutes to get there, and we arrived at the venue at about 7.15. we went in and said hello to a few Joe fans and then we went through to the cloakroom to see if any of the staff could look after Brodie during the show. Just before we went in however, Joeís mum came over and gave us all a few things, she gave us a badge each, a pen, and a Set Your Soul Alive wristband. I wonder if she was giving them out to everyone?
There was no one to look after Brodie, so they moved us back a row into row h so he had more room to stretch out.
Eventually we were in our seats, and it was time for the show to start!!!

Joe is such an inspiration to me, and I am so proud to be a fan of his! Supporting him always! :)

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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2014, 12:55:02 PM »
The first song, was wide awake. I loved the way it started, stripped back, with just the piano, and Joeís beautiful voice. Chessie said she thought Joe sounded like he had a cold, but she also said it could have just been his mic, as some mice do that.
Then the band came in and wow, they were incredible! I love the acoustic shows, but thereís just something else when the band are there, wow! We thought the band seemed quite loud at this show, but it might have just been where we were sitting? Chessie said they drowned out Joeís beautiful voice a bit. what do you guys think?
During this song, Joe introduced his band like he always does, thereís a new basest, but I didnít catch their name. Something Fernandez it sounded like.
The magical part of this song was incredible! It gave me goosebumps so badly! all you can hear in the recording, is me going wow! wow! I just think itís amazing how Joe has changed this song up so much, I love it!
Up next, was the amazing, if you love me!
Just to let you guys know, iím not remembering the setlist off by heart, iím listening to my recording while I write this.
Chessie preferred acoustic if you love me, as that was the first version she ever heard, but I love the uptempo version with the band.
I loved hearing Chessieís surprise when Joe went into singing Katie Perry in the middle, sheíd forgot he did that. You can hear her singing a bit on the last chorus. :)
Up next, was real late starter. I donít know what happened here, but Joe came in late? I think? He missed out the words, I woke up late. He just started with the word today.
I love this one so much, you can just hear that the band are having fun, Joe has so much energy, and I love it when he shows off with his high notes as well, Chessie was really impressed!
Up next, was set your soul alive, but before that, Joe said he was gonna tell us a little story. I said to Chessie and Megan on the train, that I bet weíd get a story about Joe inuring his back, and I was right.
He said that if we saw him collapsing halfway through the show, he hurt his back during rehearsals. Last week was the first show that he cancelled due to illness, he said he felt like a kid phoning in from school, he said he hated it.
When Joe got us all singing, you can hear me, flat as ever, and Chessie, amazing as ever! you can hear her saying to me, shall she harmonise again, and she did, really well! If thereís one thing iíve learned after Monday, never sing when Chessie is around, sheís just incredible!
Unfortunately the drums distorted a bit on my recording, but you can still hear it really well!
This song has always been one of my favourites, itís just such a feel good song! Chessie loved it when Joe sang a bit of diamonds in with set your soul alive, she thought it was really cool, and you can hear her surprise when he starts singing it. I just loved hearing her reactions!
I love taking someone to their first show and hearing their enjoyment of it all!
Up next, was one of Chessieís favourites, memory of you. I used to love the rocky version with the band, but I love it stripped back now, you can hear so much of Joeís emotion in it. he told us the usual story about what the song is about. He said that when he is in the car and he listens to a song, he says he just has that moment where he relates to a song and shouts at the radio.
He was saying how when they were driving down to newcastle he was watching people in their cars and they were singing.
Memory of you made Chessie cry, she says it reminds her of a few friends sheís lost in the past. The line that gets to her is, now iím sitting on the stairs, praying that you even care.
and the bit, iím trying, iím trying, but iím dying inside.

I loved it in the second verse how Matt came in on the drums, not too powerful, but not too soft either, itís just what the song needs really!
Towards the end of the song, he was just so powerful, so emotional, it just sounded like the room was silent, taking in every word, every note, of that amazing voice! He just gets better and better every time!
He then told us about how he had a bad knee and he went to a physic on wednesday, and every speed bump, every pothole was stabbing him in the back, then he said, thatís happened to us a few times in this industry! Heís so funny! He was like anyway, we wonít talk about that. He had mussel straps, deep heat, the lot! the physio said that his hamstrings were tight, he had knots in his back, are you stressed? Joe said he laid on the table and was like, shall we just pack it in now? iím only 23!
The next song, he heard on the way down on his ipod and decided to add it into the set, it was superman!
This song has always been one of my favourites, so much emotion, and I just loved it with the band as well, it just works!

Joe is such an inspiration to me, and I am so proud to be a fan of his! Supporting him always! :)

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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2014, 01:12:15 PM »

After superman, Joe went to get changed, I wondered if itíd take him longer because of the pain in his back.
Up next was unbreak my heart, and you can really hear me on the recording, I was so happy that he was doing this!
Those rich, low notes, just wow!! Thereís just something about hearing Joe sing classical songs live, itís just so much better than the album! I get goosebumps with this song every time! Iím torn between wide awake, and this being my favourite song of the show!
If Joe did still have a bit of a cold, he wasnít showing it I donít think, he was giving such an incredible performance! Me and Megan were just a bit gutted that it wasnít more sold out!
The long note at the end, was just stunning! wow!!!
Joe got such a great reaction from this song, the audience were going mad for him! He always sounds so surprised!
He then told us the story about learning the song and thinking that it was Italian, but then finding out it was actually Spanish. He said he will eventually do an album of classical music, but until then itíll always be included in shows.
One of the singing coaches on popstar to operastar, said to him once when he forgot his words, just sing the italian menu, just sing about spaghetti passionately and youíll be alright! She tells all her students to do that, if you sing carbonara in a nice sound, or lasagne in a nice accent, no one will get it! so he said, if you ever hear me sing, lasagne! then you know iíve forgot my words!
He was just telling such funny stories that night!
He then introduced tony hatch and said about how he met tony hatch 2 years ago with 1 world, 1 song. He then talked about the celebration of his life at the rfh, and then he said he was gonna sing a stripped back version of Joanna.
This song is way before all our time, but we loved it! Megan said that she wishes her name was Joanna right now!
I thought it was great that Tony came to watch, I hope they both got to talk, either before, or after the show!
He then had a drink, told us that there was an interval after the next song, and then told us how this song has been a huge part of his career, yep, itís Nessun Dorma!
This song for me has always been so powerful live! so much power in Joeís voice, so much emotion, so many memories! I donít like the album version, but I love it live!
At the end, we gave him a standing ovation. iím not sure if the whole hall were standing, but we certainly were! what an incredible first half!!!

Joe is such an inspiration to me, and I am so proud to be a fan of his! Supporting him always! :)

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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2014, 02:08:14 PM »

The second half began with the amazing feel the fire! I loved this with the band, it just makes you wanna get up and dance!
After this, was someone wake me up! I love this with the band! You can really hear me singing along, and I sound terrible!
Up next, was everyones favourite part, jukebox Joe! I wasnít gonna request anything, I decided to let Chessie. she wanted to hear what have I done, as itís her favourite song that joeís ever done!
He started with over the rainbow, the album version, it was lovely to hear this again! again, those lovely low notes, love them!
The next request, he took, he said to the person that they were wearing an oldschool t shirt and he hardly had any hair, Megan told us it was an x factor t shirt. He sang I dreamed a dream, which again, was incredible!
Then next, he came to us 3! I think he recognised us, because he was like, yes, you 3, what would you like to hear? and Chessie asked for what have I done, and he said he could do it. He sang a verse, and she harmonised for the first couple of lines on the chorus. sheíd not learned it all, so she couldnít sing the whole thing, but she sounded incredible!
You hear me saying to chessie, harmonise with him! seriously though, I could listen to Chessie and Joe, all day and never get bored!
Up next was careless whisper. He was great at this!
He then gave a shoutout to Anthony from Blue, and his little daughter who was asleep with her headphones on. I think he was the one who asked for somebody to love?
Chessie found it funny when Joe was trying to pick a key to sing in.
This had to be my favourite request of the night, I just loved it! It really got the crowd going! Chessie was going for it in this one as well. She started off singing low, and then she harmonised as Joe got louder, they sounded fab!
Then he got put under pressure to sing the world hunger song, as Tony Hatch was in the room! He had to think a minute for the words!
The next request was dance with my father, we all knew that this would get requested. I will always love this song!!
Up next was circle of life, and i just thought it was amazing with the band! Chessie harmonised on a couple of lines again and sounded great, i wish sheíd kept going!
Up next was sorry seems to be the hardest word. Of course Blue sang this song as well, and Anthony was in the room.
Joe then took 1 more request which was Billy Jean. He just sang the chorus of this, but it was still great! again, Chessie helped out a bit.

Up next, was his Medley! I wasnít too sure when I heard it on youtube, but live I loved it! You hear Laura down at the front encouraging joe! He started off with the 21st night of september! He really got the crowd going with this!
Then he sang the i wanna rock with you all night, song, I canít remember what itís called.  After this was that a thousand kisses from you song. Up next was the freak out song! Megan loved this one! we all did, such a great medley! Joe just seems to be enjoying himself so much on stage, he really does! I was so worried about him dancing though because of his back!
Up next was that reminds me baby of you, song! all these songs remind me of listening to heart or magic on the radio as thatís where I normally hear them.

Up next was ambitions! he asked if we all know the dance, and I still donít, even after 4 years! This was great live as well, I loved Joeís energy in this! Chessie sounds great singing this! I was worried again about him dancing, but Megan said he looked fine. I think in one of the songs he normally does a back bend or something, and she said he didnít do that, but apart from that, he was dancing normally.
Up next, was the amazing until the stars run out, iíve always loved this with the band, Matt on the drums is just wow! The drums just add to the atmosphere of the song, itís great! Chessie wasnít expecting the Rihanna part, you hear her on the recording, saying oh, gosh! she loved it though! Then you hear her saying, heís so good!!!! He did an incredible high note in until the stars run out as well! Me and Chessie both said wow at almost exactly the same time!
Up next, was donít stop believing! Joe thanked us for being an amazing audience, and he said how he feels so lucky to do what he does as a job. He said that 5 years ago, his dream was to be able to travel around the UK or travel around the world, and heís just so fortunate to have this as a job. He says heís learned to much as an artist and a singer while heís been on tour. We applauded the crew, the band, and his management and the special guests.
Chessie really went for it in this song, harmonising and everything, she sounded amazing!
The last song, was the climb. I felt sad that it was the last song, as it meant the show would be over, and that would be it for me until next year. I loved it though! During the verses Chessie sang along with Joe, nd then on the verses she harmonised a bit. Iím so happy that my recording worked this time! Definitely a special show to remember!  I loved the part at the end where Joe got us all to sing a bit of set your soul alive again! A great ending to the show! I also liked it how he changed the words too, itís my climb!
The end note of set your soul alive was incredible! Chessie was shocked! You hear her saying woe! really loudly on the recording! What an incredible show though! I canít wait for next year! Iím not sure when my first show will be yet, but iím definitely gonna try and get to 2 or 3, like I have this year, as I think for me, thatís a good amount!

After the show, we went out and chatted to a few people. Marylou, Mags, Sharron, Laura, Michelle and loads of others!
We decided not to wait for Joe, as we thought heíd be meeting all the important and special guests and Megan had to get back for work, so we headed straight back.
We went the same route as we came, and we eventually got back to mine at about 12.15 which wasnít too bad. Brodie was great during the show, he slept through most of it again!
Seriously though, this year has been incredible! All of you guys, are just so lovely! Thanks for accepting me, and making me feel a part of the McElderryMassive! Iíve made so many friends, and I canít wait to see what next year has to hold for us, and for Joe! I know one thing, no matter how bumpy the ride, iím always gonna be here until the very end! Thank you Joe, for an incredible year, Bring on 2015!!!
For those of you who missed it, here is a link to my recording, hope you enjoy! https://www.sendspace.com/file/37d1pm

Joe is such an inspiration to me, and I am so proud to be a fan of his! Supporting him always! :)

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Re: Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage - Monday 13th October
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2014, 06:08:20 PM »
 :D That's a really excellent review Jade, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Thankyou.
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