10 Mins with Jamie Lambert from Collabro
COLLABRO WITH SPECIAL GUEST KERRY ELLIS COME TO THE SAGE GATESHEAD THIS MONDAY 4TH MARCH SUPPORTED BY GEORGIA & THE VINTAGE YOUTH
Voted the ‘Nations Favourite Britains Got Talent Winners’ (Collabor are BGT 2014 Winners) they have toured alongside Barry Manilow around America. Hit the International charts and had huge album success. Touring their fourth album ‘Road to the Albert Hall’ we see Collabro grace the Sage Gateshead this Monday.
Collabro are musical talents Michael, Jamie, Matt, and Thomas who, in only five years are already celebrating some incredible achievements to date. The latest release is named after the band’s journey on the road to one of the most iconic concert venues – The Royal Albert Hall. Some bands never in their long careers reach this level!
We had the privilege of catching South Tyneside’s very own Jamie Lambert for a quick chat between boarding the tour bus for the start of ‘Road to Albert Hall’ to find out about how much the homecoming Sage Show Glasgow means to him…
IN: Good Morning Jamie, thank you for taking the time out to talk to me this morning (it is 9:30am)
Jamie: Oh, that’s fine no problem!
IN: So, You are about to head on to the tour bus, are you headed to Glasgow?
Jamie: Yeah, just about to head to Glasgow, we had such a good night last year, so we are really excited to be back, it’s going to be really cool. Then we are pretty much Northern based for most of the week apart from the end of the week we are in Llandudno in Wales.
IN: Ah wow!
IN : I know this question can seem vague considering you have been so successful, what have been the highlights of your career so far?
Jamie: Erm, I think I have quite a few and new ones turn up all of the time. Obviously winning BGT was a huge deal. We have had a number one record, a number one record in Japan which was just crazy. There are new ones (highlights) all the time, the Royal Albert Hall was such an amazing experience too.
IN: I know you are about to embark on a huge tour, you have just finished touring with Barry Manilow, did he share any stories? What was it like?
Jamie: Barry was really great, we didn’t actually get a chance to see much of him due to busy press schedules but every night he made sure we came out and took a bow with him, and thanked us every time, he was really nice.
IN: You are playing the Sage Gateshead on Monday, March 4th, you are from here too, how important is a homecoming show for you?
Jamie: Coming home is really important, I love The Sage, when I was young I won a competition there so it’s really special. It will also be filled out with family and friends too – which manage to fill out a couple of hundred!
IN: Will you have much time to sightsee? Show the rest of the band around?
Well, we have done a signing in HMV Eldon Square and some radio and other media things, so, we (as a band) have seen some of the city. I personally love walking down the quayside, that is one of my favorite things to do.
IN: You also have a production company (Lambert Jackson) – How did that come about?
Jamie: Well my best friend Eliza and I had met when I moved to London years back, talked about having a company together, so when we got the chance we started and it’s been amazing, we haven’t looked back.
IN: We won’t keep you any longer, good luck with the tour and we can’t wait to see you on Monday !
Jamie: Thank you so much! Take care!
South Tynesides own – Jamie has spent the last five years putting on shows all over the world, making albums, co-running a record label and performing for over 100 million people with Collabro.