Magic of Christmas

Magic of Christmas

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Magic of Christmas with Holiday Inn Express is the event that signals the start of the festive period with a celebration of live music like no other. This year’s highly anticipated event from Magic Radio, the UK’s favourite radio station for more of the songs you love, will see the event entertaining even more Christmas fans with a matinee performance at 2.30pm followed by an evening performance at 7.30pm.

Joining your host, Magic Radio’s Breakfast presenter Harriet Scott, for the matinee performance are Beverley Knight, Blue, George Ezra, Lemar, Marisha Wallace and Roachford.

Joining your host, Magic Radio’s Emma B, for the evening performance are Heather Small, Marisha Wallace, Mark Owen, Paloma Faith and Tom Chaplin.

Listen to Magic Radio Breakfast with Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott for all the news on the Magic of Christmas on Smart Speaker, App, Digital Radio across the UK and in London on 105.4FM.

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Matinee Performance

Beverley Knight
Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight has been one of the UK’s most consistent artists for over two decades, scoring several Top 10 albums, one of which went platinum, and has racked up over a million albums sold in the UK, including four gold certified albums. Beverley was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2007 for services to British music and charity, has won three MOBO Awards, and been nominated for Best Female at the Brit Awards three times as well as for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.

Blue are one of the most successful British bands of the past 2 decades. Formed in London in 2000, the four-piece have sold a phenomenal 16 million records, 11 UK top 10 hits, including 3 #1’s, collaborated with some of the world’s biggest stars including Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Lil Kim, represented the UK at Eurovision and won numerous awards including two prestigious BRITs for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Pop Act.

George Ezra
Hertfordshire-born George Ezra, made his first appearance on stage at the age of 13. By the time he was 21, he had signed a record deal with Columbia but truly burst onto the scene in the summer of 2014 when his single Budapest reached No.3 in the UK. His debut album Wanted On Voyage reached No.1 on the UK albums chart and went four times platinum, becoming the third best-selling album of that year. Ezra’s follow-up album Staying At Tamara’s was released in March 2018 and featured the top 10 singles Paradise, Shotgun and Hold My Girl. Like its predecessor, Staying At Tamara’s reached No.1 on the UK album charts plus became the second biggest album of the year. In 2019 he also took home his first BRIT Award for British Male Solo Artist.

Singer, songwriter Lemar has released seven studio albums, and released ten top 20 singles including ‘Dance (With U), ‘50/50’ and ‘If There’s Any Justice’. A Grammy nominee, double Brit Award winner and triple MOBO Award winner, Lemar is currently recording his 8th studio album.

Lemar has also made appearances in a number of films, those include Jay Cocks’ DeLovely (2004), starring Ashley Judd and Kevin Klein. The lead role of Danny Kilman in Sky Cinemas ‘Little Darlings (2022) among others. Lemar also presents a show on Magic Soul Radio.

Marisha Wallace
Singer and actor Marisha Wallace is a Broadway  and West End sensation, best known for starring in Something Rotten, Dreamgirls and Waitress. A multi-talented performer Marisha was born and raised in North Carolina and has performed at Royal Variety Show 2020, starred in Netflix show Feel Good and topped the music charts with her cover of Annie’s Tomorrow.

Roachford has become one of the most compelling and consistent rock and soul artists the UK has produced, since Cuddly Toy (a mainstay of radio airplay for over three decades) reached number four in the charts back in 1988. He has released 10 studio albums and several greatest hits collections, been sought-after as a songwriter by the likes of Michael Jackson, Joss Stone and Chaka Khan, and consistently toured on his own and with contemporaries including Terence Trent D’Arby and The Christians. In 2019, Roachford received an MBE for Services to Music.

Evening Performance

Heather Small
Heather Small is best known as the voice of M People releasing smash hits including ‘Moving on Up’ ‘One Night in Heaven’ and ‘Search for the Hero’ and albums like Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit and Fresco achieving massive worldwide success.
Heather became one of the seminal British voices of the 1990s, with the band winning the Best British Dance Act Award at the Brits in 1994 and 1995, as well as the Mercury Music Prize. Heather has since had great successes with two solo albums – the title track of her ‘Proud’ album has gone on to become the soundtrack to a whole host of very special events including London’s successful 2012 Olympic bid & the 60th anniversary of VE Day in Trafalgar Square.

James Morrison
At the age of sixteen James Morrison fronted a covers band with a repertoire of classics from the Sixties and Seventies, playing five nights a week to packed pubs. From then on the rest was history as he racked up five top 10 singles including breakthrough smash You Give Me Something’ and ‘Wonderful World’, plus the huge Nelly Furtado collab ‘Broken Strings’. Now with 5 studio Albums Morrison has over7 million worldwide record sales, over 500 live shows under his belt as well as a BRIT Award for Best British Male Solo Artist.

Marisha Wallace
Singer and actor Marisha Wallace is a Broadway  and West End sensation, best known for starring in Something Rotten, Dreamgirls and Waitress. A multi-talented performer Marisha was born and raised in North Carolina and has performed at Royal Variety Show 2020, starred in Netflix show Feel Good and topped the music charts with her cover of Annie’s Tomorrow.

Mark Owen
Mark Owen is one of Britain’s most celebrated music stars. As part of pop group Take That, he has won eight BRIT Awards, scored 12 UK No.1 singles, eight UK No.1 albums, sold over 45 million records and played live to millions of fans around the world. He released his first solo album, Green Man, after Take That first split in 1996 and, since then, he has released a further four solo albums

Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actor & TV personality. She is one of the UK’s best-loved music artists and has released five critically acclaimed platinum selling albums.

As well as collecting dozens of awards in the last decade, including a BRIT Award and No. 1 album, Paloma has played her part in developing the nation’s music talent by being a judge on The Voice UK and The Voice Kids

Tom Chaplin
Five albums fronting Keane have taken the singer and songwriter round the world, to the top of the UK charts (four consecutive times ), to the winner’s podium at the Brit Awards (twice, for 2004 debut Hopes and Fears), and to centre-stage on some of the world’s greatest venues.

As a solo artist, too, he’s enjoyed success away from what was his arena-filling day job: 2016’s The Wave was a silver-selling Number Three hit album. It was swiftly followed a year later by Twelve Tales of Christmas, which featured eight Chaplin originals alongside inspired covers of festive standards old-ish (Walking In The Air, River) and newer (2000 Miles and Stay Another Day) and now Tom Chaplin’s third studio album Midpoint where the musician presents all of himself: as a writer, a singer, a husband, a world-beating artist with a past (and all the ups and downs that come with it) – and as a middle-aged man.


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Matinee Performance – 2:30pm
Beverley Knight, Blue, George Ezra, Lemar, Marisha Wallace, Roachford

13:30 Doors
14:30 Act One
15:30 Interval
15:50 Act Two
17:00 Show ends

Evening Performance – 7:30pm
Heather Small, Marisha Wallace, Mark Owen, Paloma Faith, Tom Chaplin

18:30 Doors
19:30 Act One
20:30 Interval
20:50 Act Two
22:00 Show ends

The Palladium Christmas Experience

£85 pp

  • Skip the queue on arrival, using the dedicated VIP Entrance, where you’ll be greeted by a Red Coated Butler and shown to the VIP space
  • A glass of Bucks Fizz on arrival
  • A bottle of house red or white wine, or alternatives to the same value, per person
  • Savoury snacks
  • Festive dessert bites served at the interval

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