Inspiring young mindsJuly 16, 2019
The Great Joe LongthorneAugust 16, 2019
Joe Longthorne is widely regarded as the country’s finest vocalist and live performer. Held in high esteem by his fellow professionals, loved and adored by fans the world over, he is one of the few living artists whose status is already nothing short of legendary, with accolades and credits from the greats of the entertainment industry worldwide.
Joe’s career began over 40 years ago and has seen many highs and lows along the way. Born into a show business family, his parents were both travelling show people. When he was six, he came first in a talent show and his prize was a toy motor car. At fourteen he landed a part in Yorkshire Television’s series Junior Showtime, and remained with the show for over two years. It was through the London Weekend Television series Search For a Star in 1981 that Joe Longthorne was first launched onto the British televiewing public as a singer and impressionist, and his success on the show led to appearances at the London Palladium and a month-long season at London’s Talk of the Town.
The following year he received the Variety Club’s award for most promising artiste. Joe made a further breakthrough in 1987, starring in Live from the Palladium and Des O’Connor Tonight. Joe Longthorne also released three platinum albums for Telstar, The Joe Longthorne Songbook, Especially For You and The Joe Longthorne Christmas Album. This run of success which led to sell out performances in Chicago and Vegas, via the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall, and the London Palladium has been marred only by ill health from which he has made a miraculous recovery.
In 2007 the Variety Club awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award, which placed him amongst past recipients such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald. Despite further health scares, Joe Longthorne has been described as one of the industry’s hardest working artists, and he continues to tour all over the world, still delighting fans and receiving the highest accolades from his peers.
Joe Longthorne pictured above left, with, left to right, Sherrie Hewson, Andrew Robley and Vincent Hayes after a performance in 2016. A long term friend of Brick Lane Music Hall founder, Vincent Hayes, Joe is currently performing his 50th Anniversary Tour and has agreed to appear at Brick Lane Music Hall for a very special Sunday lunchtime concert on Sunday, April 15th 2018. Tickets have been made available to Brick Lane Music Hall customers by word of mouth only and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Joe and his band to our theatre.