On my current transatlantic cruise on the attractive Celebrity APEX I had the chance to see and listen to some unbelievable expertise; singers, dancers, illusionists, acrobats, pianists and cellists. Top-of-the-line, who introduced the viewers to its toes, was singer extraordinaire Andrew Derbyshire. Andrew is an irrepressible expertise and I used to be lucky to have the chance to sit down down with him for espresso and a chat. His stage presence continues off stage and he’s simply enjoyable to be with. Andrew is the entire bundle; proficient, sensible, charming and handsome.
Andrew has had a stellar profession as an actor in a variety of roles however right this moment he has discovered a brand new ardour; to carry out as himself versus being a personality in a job. Together with his confidence, ability and public profile he has taken his solo present and carried out on a few of the world’s largest phases and as celeb visitor star on a few of the most prestigious cruise liners. Andrew has additionally been requested to carry out at personal capabilities for a few of the world’s highest profile individuals. In 2015 he made the semi-finals on Britain’s Received Expertise and was seen by 11 million individuals.
Along with his profession as a solo artist Andrew is happy with his firm, ACE Productions, which he runs together with his fellow director Carl Mullaney. Ace Productions is a London based mostly occasions firm, specializing in reside leisure, occasion planning and leisure consultancy. Since its inception in 2014, Ace Productions has been liable for offering reside music acts for a few of London’s largest and greatest leisure venues, in addition to working individually with excessive profile purchasers on personal events and occasions.
Andrew lives in London when he isn’t touring or doing reveals and he and his associate have been collectively for eleven years. He’s a proud homosexual man and has carried out for 1000’s at London’s homosexual PRIDE and was scheduled to carry out at Miami PRIDE earlier than it was cancelled final yr due to the Pandemic.
Andrew shared with me the thrill of being solely 19 when he auditioned for the inaugural collection of ‘The Pop Idol’ competitors for ITV tv. Upon making it to the ultimate 50 and the reside reveals, Andrew was plucked from the competition by musical director Mike Dixon, to hitch the unique forged of the West Finish Musical ‘We Will Rock You’ the place he understudied the main position of Galileo; a component he would go on to play in over 100 performances. With that present Andrew additionally carried out at The Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, and for Kids in Want; each broadcast on the BBC. He went on to carry out in lots of different reveals together with: From Hollywood to Broadway (UK and Worldwide Tour), ‘Soiled Dancing’ (Worldwide Area Tour), Joseph in ‘Joseph and the Wonderful Technicolor Dream coat’ (UK tour and New London Theatre, West Finish), Andrew in ‘Northern Souls’ (Jerymn Avenue Theatre), Jack in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ (Richmond Theatre), Prince Charming in ‘Cinderella’ (Capitol Theatre Horsham), Prince Charming in Cinderella (Bristol Hippodrome), and Thriller reside (West Finish Lyric Theatre). He has revisited the position of Joseph in a collection of particular live shows on the Isle of Guernsey.
His expertise and effervescent character led to a nationwide TV marketing campaign for Vodafone (Below The Tree), and a global cinema marketing campaign for ‘Cutty Sark’. He recorded an album ‘Begin of the Street’ and can be heard on the unique forged recording of ‘We Will Rock You’, and recorded lead vocals for the world premiere of the Petula Clark /Dee Shipman musical ‘Somebody such as you’.
It’s thrilling to fulfill somebody like Andrew who has been in comparison with a few of the greatest singers of our time and but is a lovable, approachable spirit with a hilarious fast wit. It was clear on the APEX stage no viewers may also help however be totally entertained when Andrew is performing. I hope he’ll quickly carry out in the US so extra People can get to listen to and see this glorious expertise.