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Announcement: Patti Russo to join Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen in 2017

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Moon World Records has announced that Patti Russo will join its show Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen from April 2017.

Patti is currently touring Spain with the label’s History of Rock show as one of four lead vocalists.

This new role in Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen is a perfect fit for Patti, who has performed with Queen in the past and played the role of Killer Queen in the Las Vegas production of the musical We Will Rock You.

Stay tuned for tour dates.

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Here’s the announcement from www.queensymphonicrhapsody.com, translated from Spanish:

Patti Russo confirms her participation for 2017

Patti Russo, who has performed with QUEEN for more than 70,000 people in Florida and Amsterdam. Singer, songwriter and actress.

Female Vocalist of Meat Loaf , with whom she has recorded numerous albums, singles and videos. Patti has also sung with Cher, among others.

As a composer, her songs have been recorded and sung by Meat Loaf, jazz singer Betty Harris, and rocker Steve Steinman.

As an actress, Patti has played leading roles in the London production of Notre Dame de Paris, the Las Vegas version of the musical We Will Rock You, and has guest-starred on numerous musicals in New York.

Announcement: Patti Russo joins History of Rock 2016 tour in Spain

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Moon World Records has announced that Patti Russo will join its History of Rock tour of Spain this autumn as one of four lead vocalists. With 21 dates confirmed throughout October and November 2016, the show will bring together the greatest hits from Elvis, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Dire Straits, U2, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Queen, Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd.

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In an announcement on its Facebook page the organiser said about Patti:

History of Rock confirms the fourth singer for the next tour… Patti Russo, vocalist of Meat Loaf, with whom it has been all over the world, recorded numerous albums, singles and videos. Patti has also sung with Queen, Cher, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra…
From New Jersey, Patti Russo closes the cast of soloists, contributing a shot of adrenaline and an abundance of elegance and maximum energy on stage… A luxury for this new tour!

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Check the event website for more details and tour dates.

History of Rock, an impressive and thunderous spectacle, ranging from its origins in rock and roll during the 50s until today, played by a cast of extraordinary and powerful voices of first international level, accompanied by a powerful rock band formed by international musicians who have toured the world with artists like Simple Minds, George Michael, Chris Rea, Mike Oldfield, Rick Wakeman, Robin Beck, etc., come together to continue the greatest musical legend ever interpreted and discover or again enjoy the greatest rock songs of all time.

(From the organiser’s website, translated from Spanish.)

Video: Patti Russo sings her song The Wrong Thing, from the London gig

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After a successful first show at the Pheasantry in London in spring, Patti returned to this intimate venue for another solo show accompanied by pianist Loucas Hajiantoni. The set showcased a wide range of her own songs, including the original version of her hit single When it Comes to Love, as well as the ballad The Wrong Thing, which was originally written for Meat Loaf’s album Bat Out of Hell 3.

Patti Russo: The Wrong Thing (live at the Pheasantry, London, 1 December 2015)

If you missed the London show, there’s another chance to catch Patti at Buxton Opera House on 12 December.
Check here for more information and tickets.

Video: Patti Russo performs her song When it Comes to Love with the SAS Band

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Patti is currently on tour with the SAS Band in the UK, and is performing her latest single When it Comes to Love, among other songs. Here’s a video of the tune’s live premiere, recorded at The Brook in Southampton on 26 November.

There’s still time to catch Patti on tour before Christmas. Here are the upcoming dates – don’t miss out!

29 November 2015
The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
https://www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

1 December 2015
The Pheasantry by PizzaExpress Live, London
Solo gig: An intimate evening with Patti Russo

Call the box office for tickets: 020 7351 5031

3 December 2015
Watford Colosseum, Watford
https://watfordcolosseum.co.uk/

4 December 2015
Salisbury City Hall, Salisbury
http://www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk

5 December 2015
G LIVE, Guildford
https://glive.co.uk/

8 December 2015
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth
http://www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

12 December 2015
Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton
Solo gig: An intimate evening with Patti Russo
More information and tickets

Upcoming gigs: Patti Russo with the SAS Band

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As every year, Patti Russo is coming back to England to join Spike’s All Star Band for their Christmas gigs. This year, you’ll have quite a few chances to catch these legendary gigs around the country, as always bringing you the best rock and soul classics and featuring some of the UK’s top musicians.

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26 November 2015
The Brook, Southampton
Sold out.

29 November 2015
The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
The SAS band management and all performers will give their services free of charge and donate their box office to Children in Need.
Artists announced to date include: Melanie C (Spice Girls), 10cc’s Graham Gouldman, Soul/Jazz Icon Madeline Bell (Blue Mink), Patti Russo (Meat Loaf), Cheryl Baker (Buck’s Fizz), Abba tribute The Fabbagirls. Support Band: Kyla & Nat.
Box Office: 01892 530613
https://www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

3 December 2015
Watford Colosseum, Watford
Artists announced to date include: Melanie C (Spice Girls), Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, 10cc’s Graham Gouldman, Soul/Jazz Icon Madeline Bell (Blue Mink), Patti Russo (Meat Loaf), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Abba tribute The Fabbagirls.
Box Office: 01923 571 102
https://watfordcolosseum.co.uk/

4 December 2015
Salisbury City Hall, Salisbury
Artists announced to date include: Melanie C (Spice Girls), Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, 10cc’s Graham Gouldman, Soul/Jazz Icon Madeline Bell (Blue Mink), Patti Russo (Meat Loaf), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Abba tribute The Fabbagirls. Support Band: Drive In Saturday.
Box Office: 01722 434434
http://www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk

5 December 2015
G LIVE, Guildford
THE SAS BAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
Artists announced to date include: Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, Soul/Jazz Icon Madeline Bell (Blue Mink), Patti Russo (Meat Loaf), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Abba tribute The Fabbagirls. Support Band: The Bobbs.
Box Office: 01483 369350
https://glive.co.uk/

8 December 2015
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth
This is Spike’s hometown and is the day he’s being inducted onto the Guildhall’s Wall of Fame.
Artists announced to date include: Melanie C (Spice Girls), 10cc’s Graham Gouldman, Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, Soul/Jazz Icon Madeline Bell (Blue Mink), Patti Russo (Meat Loaf), Abba tribute The Fabbagirls.
http://www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

Videos: Patti Russo at La Bodega South Beach Miami

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Patti joined Fabian Hernandez at La Bodega South Beach Miami on 23 September, singing two classics with the band. Check out the videos below.

Another One Bites the Dust – this Queen classic has long been one of Patti’s trademark cover tunes:

And here, Patti gives us the next best thing to Tina Turner in her cover of Simply the Best:

Patti Russo’s new single ‘When it Comes to Love’ is out now on iTunes

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when-it-comes-to-love-patti-russoPatti has released a new song, titled When it Comes to Love, with Belgian producers and DJs Regi and Lester Williams. You can get it now from iTunes.

When it Comes to Love was written and recorded by Patti Russo, and the tune has been on an interesting journey before it made its way into a dance release. The song was “conceived” at Tileyard studios in London on 4 July 2014 – “Independence Day or, in this case, IndepenDANCE Day!”, Patti jokes.

“I had a session booked there with another writer, but he was unable to make it, so at the last minute, they called in one of their staff writers, Tonino Speciale, to take his place,” she recalls. “Talk about divine intervention! I knew we had written something pretty amazing that day and it was hard to not want to start singing her right away.”

“I sent it to everyone I could think of, hoping a door somewhere would open,” she adds. When the responses started coming in, one promised particularly exciting: Patti found out the song was being considered for the next James Bond film. “I got an email from someone working on the latest Bond movie, informing me of a meeting that was had regarding the song,” Patti says. However, Sony Pictures did not follow through with the idea.

Instead, When it Comes to Love headed into an altogether different direction when Belgian producers and DJs Regi Penxten and Lester Williams remixed it for release into the dance genre, featuring Patti’s original vocals.

“I am forever grateful that she landed in the hands of Regi and Lester,” Patti concludes. “They really did add that magic fairy dust to the song!”

So, head over to iTunes, grab this new tune and dance!

Life after the Loaf: Article about Patti Russo in Bury & West Suffolk Magazine

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Bury & West Suffolk Magazine has published a profile on Patti in its April issue, ahead of Patti’s gig in Bury St Edmunds earlier this month. You can read it here (and safe an offline copy via the “options” button in the top left corner.)

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Patti’s UK tour is still going, with gigs in Leeds and Southampton coming up in May. Expect a brilliant night of Patti’s own music, giving you a chance to hear some of her own songs played live for the firs time.

7 May 2015
Southampton @ The Brook

Book tickets here
Box office: 02380555366

16 May 2015
Leeds @ City Varieties Music Hall

Book tickets here
Box office: 01132430808

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Patti Russo at BritWeek Miami

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Patti Russo is taking part in the BritWeek event in Miami this week and has written an article for the event’s magazine. She will also be performing at the week’s invitation-only closing event.

Here’s the article:

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(Hope you have your magnifying glass ready ;) We’re working on getting our hands on a better copy…)

And here she is at the event’s opening night:

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Image via @BritWeek

New single 'When it Comes to Love' out now! Get it on iTunes