COLLABRO star Jamie Lambert said that his homecoming gig was a particularly emotional one.
The 25-year-old was back in the region last night to perform at Newcastle City Hall alongside his bandmates Richard Hadfield, Michael Auger, Matt Pagan and Thomas J Redgrave.
The classical boy band, who won Britain’s Got Talent last year, said the crowd were one of the loudest they had ever played to.
Jamie, from Rickleton, in Washington, said: “It was pretty amazing, to be honest. It was ridiculous, I don’t think we could stop people clapping and people were really, really supportive, which I think it a pretty big thing for us, and I think it was probably one of the loudest audiences we’ve had yet – I did warn them.
“I think all of the audiences have been crazy and really cool, but Newcastle were particularly loud.”
Matt added: “It was really loud. After I Dreamed A Dream, we couldn’t say the next words.”
Collabro have just celebrated the one year anniversary of their first audition in front of the Britain’s Got Talent judges.
Michael said: “It’s so overwhelming to see people who have followed us for this whole year, who as soon as we won the competition went out and bought tickets to come and see us and then standing up multiple times through the night, wanting to buy our merchandise and already wanting to buy our second album, which is out on June 1, and wanting to come on a second tour is just fantastic.”
The boys are still in the early days of work on their second album but say they’re excited about it.
I think all of the audiences have been crazy and really cool, but Newcastle were particularly loud.Jamie Lambert
Jamie, whose mum is Lorraine Lambert, chief executive of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We haven’t started recording it yet but we’ve got a pretty good idea of how it’s going to shape up and we’re really excited.”
Collabro are nearing the end of their first tour and say it’s been an emotional time.
Matt said: “When you’re getting reactions like that, it’s always emotional.”
Jamie added: “I don’t think we had any idea how wonderful it was going to be and we don’t want it to end – it’s been amazing.”