Britain’s Got Talent 2014 winners Collabro embarked on a 23 date nationwide UK tour in January, joined by very special guest and runner up Lucy Kay. For their appearance at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham Lives’s Katja Ogrin took the opportunity to capture the quintet at one of our leading venues.
Collabro are an English musical theatre boy band who took the Britain’s Got Talent judges and viewers breath away with their renditions of classic tracks.
Joining Collabro is Britain’s Got Talent runner up Lucy Kay. The Glasgow based opera singer stunned the judges and audience at her opening audition performing ‘Vissi D’arte’ and finished second with her rapturous and heart felt performance of ‘Nessun Dorma’. Supporting both was Sheffield folk and gospel singer Philippa Hanna.
Collabro; Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Thomas Leak and Matthew Pagan, only formed a month prior to their audition for Britain’s Got Talent and came together over their shared love of musical theatre.
In February their lives changed forever when they performed ‘Stars’ from Les MisÃ©rables and received a unanimous standing ovation from the judges and audience at their first audition in London. Collabro progressed to the final of Britain’s Got Talent and were cast the winners in front of 11 million viewers.
The tour continues throughout February and March:
Mon 16 Feb Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Wed 18 Feb Edinburgh Usher Hall
Fri 20 Feb Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Sat 21 Feb Sheffield City Hall
Mon 23 Feb Bristol Colston Hall
Tue 24 Feb Guildford G Live
Thu 26 Feb Newcastle City Hall
Sat 28 Feb Blackpool Opera House
Sun 01 Mar Salford The Lowry
Tue 03 Mar Hull City Hall
Photographs: Katja Ogrin