I have met a multitude of psychics over the years, and had a variety of readings, but when I met June Field, I knew I had been introduced to a medium and spiritual healer more tuned in, empathetic and extraordinary than any other.
It is not surprising that June has been voted the ‘World’s Best Psychic’ when she worked with the police a few years ago in the Ukraine to find a killer of young women. June not only described the murderer, but was accurate about his tattoos and body piercings, which led the police to arrest and sentence him.
June was then successful in winning a competition, out of 70k other psychics, judged by Uri Geller, who was astounded by her psychic abilities, and proclaimed he had never seen such accuracy in any medium he had ever encountered.
June is alsothe GO TO psychic to the stars and here are just a few of the famous faces she had conducted personal readings for
Such praise indeed, but as I am ever the sceptic, decided to try to have a reading with June myself, and come to my own conclusion.
We met over zoom in the pandemic, and June conducted her reading without knowing anything about me at all. The first thing she described was a crisis I was going through with my family, and how it would be resolved, giving me remarkable insight into what was happening at the time. Many details that even my nearest and dearest were not party to, and it literally caught me off guard, and I was astounded by her spiritual intelligence.
I then dropped my armour and started listening. June spent time with me and didn’t seem to be anxious to leave after the time was up, unlike so many other psychics I had experienced. I felt listened to and supported by June, and knew I was in the presence of a rare soul who was there for the greater good.
I then attended a weekend course alongside other psychics who wanted to learn from June. It began with an evening of psychic mediumship where she connects and receives information from those who have passed over. I had never experienced one before and was literally blown away by her ability to pinpoint certain members of the audience and give them messages from relatives and friends who had passed both recently and a long time ago.
I questioned June as to why I was there as I had never wanted to develop my psychic abilities, but she said it would put me on my right path. By the end of the two days, I was seeing ‘orbs’ as June taught us to ‘tune in’ – a bit like a television was how she described it.
When I returned home I did indeed feel that something had fundamentally changed as June had predicted, and was a lot clearer about the direction I wanted to take, but that is another story for another time.
If you want a reading with June Field please click the link to her website.
It’s Sunday at ‘The Pheasantry’, Chelsea, and what better way to spend the afternoon than watching a superb musical event in aid of Back on Track, a wonderful charity founded by Dr Aamer Khan and Lesley Reynolds of the famouus ‘Harley Street Skin Clinic’ to support the rehabilitation of wounded veterans. The show opened with charismatic host, Sam Kane, whose engaging and warm personality ensured an uplifting and highly enjoyable afternoon.
Dee Anderson treated the audience to a hypnotic and enigmatic performance of her song, “Stormy Monday”. Dee is an immensely talented performer with a spellbinding, bluesy, soulful voice, which captivated the audience and conveyed the beauty and spirit of the lyrics and music. Dee has an extraordinary way of reaching into the human heart and touching the soul, and her rendition of “Stormy Monday” was no exception. Accompanied by her wonderful pianist, Isaac, Dee performed with passion and intensity, taking the listener on a journey with her. Isaac’s incredibly beautiful accompaniment intensified the rawness of Dee’s performance, supporting her in drawing the audience into her world with her haunting, bewitching vocals and beauteous stage presence. As “Stormy Monday” drew to a close, Dee then cleverly and effortlessly blended the melody into “Welcome to the Pheasantry”, demonstrating her versatility and intelligence as a performer. Dee is an award-winning jazz singer and it is easy to see why. She delighted the audience with her presence and it was clear that singing and being live on stage is where she is at home.
Mo Pleasure and Kedma then brought their dynamic, powerhouse performance to the stage, filling the venue with a wondrous rendition of “Natural Woman” and “Later”. Mo’s spellbinding piano playing combined with the beauty of Kedma’s electrifying and powerful voice provided the audience with an extraordinary and emotional experience. Mo and Kedma’s inspired performance captivated and entranced the audience who were, once again taken on a journey that captured the power and heart of the music. Kedma’s version of “Natural Woman” was a beguiling, pure, and truly emotional rendition that left me with a feeling of absolute privilege to have the opportunity to witness a performance of such power and beauty.
Lucy Kane, along with her equally talented brother, Jack Kane, proved what a huge talent they both are with their exceptional performances of “At Last” and “Shallow”. Lucy’s alluring performance showed off her pure and fabulous voice which was intoxicating and moving, showing a true connection with the lyrics and the music. The combination of Jack’s sublime voice and instinctive guitar playing made for a perfect combination. Their duet was sensational and their beautiful harmony and intuitive understanding of each other resulted in a sensational performance and a real musical treat.
The sensational mezzo-soprano, Friederike Krum delighted the audience with a truly breathtaking version of “Never Enough” which captured the emotion and depth of the song with truth and beauty. She went on to give an equally uplifting and superb rendition of “You Raise Me Up”, her understanding and connection with the song resulting in a unique, magical interpretation. Friederike finished with a stellar, sublime performance of “Nessun Dorma” and sang with a truth and strength which was extraordinarily beautiful and divine. Friederike brought her unique magic to the venue which delighted the audience and conveyed her immense skill and passion.
The show came to its finale with a superb performance from multi-talented La Voix who is not simply a magnificent singer but also a hugely talented comedian. La Voix has an incredibly strong and powerful voice and is always guaranteed to give an outstanding and dynamic performance. In this case, she showcased her extraordinary range with an exhilarating performance of “Simply the Best” which demonstrated her exceptional connection with the audience and her ability to bring joy and exhilaration to the room. She then moved on to sing a compilation of Adele songs in the style of Shirley Bassey, Cher, Liza Minnelli, and Judy Garland, which was both hilarious and awe-inspiring. La Voix’s ability to sing, not only as an incredible singer in her own right but also as someone who can emulate such powerful icons, shows that she is an intuitive, perceptive, intelligent and highly talented artist.
The event was a musical sensation and an absolute triumph, a wonderful way to raise awareness and support the fabulous charity Back on Track.
“Two shows for the price of one: laugh out loud comedy and some surprisingly sensitive piano playing.” – James Lisney, Pianist.
Alistair McGowan – The Piano Show
UK TOUR 2022
A Unique Mix of Classic Comedy and Classical Music
AND ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF A NEW ALBUM OF CLASSICAL PIANO MUSIC…
Master impressionist Alistair McGowan is embarking on a brand-new tour during Spring 2022 which combines his incredible comedy talents with his new-found passion for classical piano music.
Alistair McGowan – The Piano Show opens on Thursday 31st March 2022 in Hexham, before heading to Barnard Castle, Alnwick, Cheltenham, Ivybridge, Taunton, Cardiff, Blackburn, Selby, Liverpool, Poole, Shanklin, Radlett, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Scarborough, Canterbury, Tetbury, and London’s prestigious Cadogan Hall.
After 25 award-winning years in the world of comedy, Alistair McGowan began playing the piano in 2015. Within two years, he had released Alistair McGowan: The Piano Album through Sony Classical which topped the UK Classical album charts and reached No 2 in the Classic FM chart. The album featured 17 short piano pieces by composers including Satie, Chopin, Field, Grieg, Schuman, Liszt, and Glass.
Since 2018, Alistair has been playing the piano publicly to great acclaim (despite the odd mistake!), and his move from comedy at the highest level into the world of classical piano is unparalleled. He thinks he is the first person to mix stand-up comedy with straight classical music in a live setting.
Without training as a musician, his ability to perform in public under pressure and then to slickly mix the music with his stand-up routines and endlessly changing roster of impressions of zeitgeist celebrities is truly impressive, sets him apart – and makes for a very entertaining evening which Alistair describes: “Two shows in one. It shouldn’t really work but, I’m repeatedly told, it does – thankfully. Audiences even seem to enjoy my mistakes, I don’t!”
Alistair studied piano for two years as a boy but gave it up in favour of football and tennis.
He began working as a stand-up comedian in 1989 and soon found work on radio and television as well as taking shows to the Edinburgh Festival including When Harry Met Ally with Harry Hill in 1991. His own television series eventually followed in 1999 and, over four years, The Big Impression became one of BBC One’s most highly rated comedy programmes, winning a BAFTA in 2002.
He has also worked on television as an actor in programmes such as Mayo and Bleak House and in the film Driving Aphrodite with Richard Dreyfuss. On stage, he has twice played Henry Higgins in Pygmalion, twice played The Mikado, and was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors in the West End, alongside Sheridan Smith. He has also written three biographical plays for Radio 4 about George Bernard Shaw and the composers, Erik Satie and John Field.
Alistair McGowan – The Piano Show demonstrates and showcases his love of all the art forms that have gripped him during his rich and varied career. And, in its two previous incarnations, he has introduced a new audience to short, classical piano pieces from composers including Cyril Scott, Yann Tiersen and Madeleine Dring, and has surprised classical music lovers by delivering – between the pieces – his impressions of Harry Kane, Raymond Blanc, and Roger Federer.
The 57-year-old says: “Rediscovering the piano as an adult has been a great joy to me and being able to share that joy with others is both a privilege and a huge pleasure – although I continue to be in total awe of trained pianists who can play far more intricate pieces than I could ever attempt.”
“After having to reschedule the tour due to the pandemic, I’m very much looking forward to this new tour and if it encourages someone else to follow their own dream, whatever their age, then that’s even better.”
Alistair has received plaudits from several classical musicians for the quality of his playing reminding us all that it is never too late to try to attempt what you love and what you and others may think is impossible.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ABOUT ALISTAIR MCGOWAN
“Alistair McGowan’s impressions are faultless” – The Sunday Times.
“He plays piano splendidly” – The Observer.
“Alistair plays an impressive range of pieces with enviable touch and feeling” – Charles Owen, Pianist.
“Inspired and inspiring!” – Anthony Hewitt, Concert pianist.
UK 2022 Tour Dates
31st Mar Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
1st Apr The Witham, Barnard Castle
2nd Apr Alnwick Playhouse
6th Apr Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham
8th Apr Watermark Theatre, Ivybridge
9th Apr The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Taunton