Early in 1990, Michael Londra decided to follow his heart and take
to the stage. In Ireland word of Michael's talent as a singer spread
quickly and within months he was offered the title role in "Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". He easily moved into roles
like Pish Tush in "Hot Mikado", Charlie in "Brigadoon" and Joe in
"Some Like It Hot" which received rave reviews in Dublin and got
Michael his first acting award at the Waterford International
Festival of Light Opera. He also performed the title role in the
concert version of "Martin Guerre" at the National Concert Hall. In
1997, he was selected by acclaimed theater director/choreographer
Larry Fuller to play Bobby Kennedy in the world premier of "JFK"
where he was noticed by the producers of Riverdance. [Read
Amazon Editorial Reviews:
"One of the best recordings of ‘Danny Boy’ in history."
-THE IRISH EMIGRANT
"A voice as pure as a crystalline stream."
"Londra’s singing is clear, true and quite beautiful."
Ethereal music from an Irish tenor with crossover appeal! Michael
Londra makes music with a classical crossover sound similar to Enya,
Russell Watson, Charlotte Church, Loreena Mckennit or Celtic Woman.
Londra was the lead singer of Riverdance on Broadway and of the
Passion of the Christ Symphony. Well known in Irish music circles,
Londra is developing a strong and consistent profile as a Celtic
Capital Celtic Review:
Beautiful, Talented, Unforgettable are three words that come to mind
after listening to CELT by Michael Londra.
The BTU of CELT will warm your heart as you listen to the classical
talent of Michael Londra as he carries you through a lyrical journey
of moving and inspirational songs.
CELT is a wonderful sample of Michaels' vocal talent that is sure to become
known as one of the top Irish singers of our time.
1. Danny Boy
2. Flower of Magherally
3. Ag Criost An Siol
4. Heart of the Land
5. She Moved Through the Fair
6. The Water is Wide
7. The Holy Ground
8. Crown of Gold
10. Save Your Heart
11. Do You Think of Me
Published by: Capital Celtic Network Year Written: 2006
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Many musical artists and groups are active in their communities.
Some perform before faithful fans on a regular schedule each week or weekend.
They are independent musicians as compared to those music industry big names.
We often think of the big name groups because we are exposed to the marketing blitz.
I have had the opportunity to hear a number of independent performers with Capital Celtic.
Some are just starting out and are perhaps a little rough around the edges and some
are so outstanding I wonder why they have not entered into the "Big Time" music industry.
Perhaps you have experienced the same? Perhaps you know of a new artist or group that
you believe has talent that would be enjoyed by others? If so send me a CD and Bio and we
will feature them on The Capital Celtic Network. - EEHealy