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November 1, 2016

Happy Competition Winner Feedback!

We’ve had some very happy competition winners recently!  With that in mind we thought we’d share one of their experiences with you all!  Jess Waugh is 18, from Newcastle and travelled to York to see Rule The World!  You were a pleasure to have on our meet and greet Jess, thanks for your feedback!

 

“Back at the end of September 2016 I was sitting on twitter as I regularly do checking up, when I saw at tweet to say Matt Hall the (Mark Owen) of Rule The World was going to be featuring on a Radio station the next day. It was a Sunday afternoon so I was tuned in all ready to listen and at the start of the show the Radio DJ announced they were putting out a competition to see Rule The World at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York on the 3rd of October!  I instantly thought how much I’d love to win this prize, so during the show the DJ announced a question and who ever gave the correct answer would be randomly drawn and picked at the end of the show.”

“As the show was coming to an end, and after a few too many tweets and texts of the answer the winner was finally announced. There were only two sets of tickets to win, the first winner was announced and I had not been successful, then for the second set my Twitter name was announced!!  I was absolutely over the moon, I was so looking forward to seeing the boys!  Later I found out a meet and greet was included in the prize, to say I was excited was rather an understatement.”

“So when the day finally arrived my mum and I, who both love this band a lot, travelled to York from Newcastle and we were both very excited about this night. We arrived with just five minutes to spare and the show started!  I was blown away, these boys have so much talent and the effort they put in to making the show the way it is was phenomenal!  When the gig finished I was just overwhelmed with how good it was and now I had to compose myself ready for the meet and greet…”

“Where can I start with the meet and greet…. WOW! All three of the boys Dan, Matt and Gabriel were all so lovely, they are three of the most down the earth people ever and made me feel so comfortable. We had a fab photographer who took our photos and as we were last to meet them we had the chance to have a lovely chat with the boys. They really are so talented!”

“I would recommend Rule the World to anybody! They love what they do and you can see that from up on stage their beautiful personalities shine right through!  I knew straight after this experience I would definitely have more Rule the World dates in my diary ready for 2017 (4 to be precise now)!”

If you’d like to be one of our future competition winners, keep checking our social media for competition links!!

May 6, 2016

Tickets On Sale – Billingham Forum!

If you’re a Take That fan from the North East, you might just be interested in our next charity night! On September 11th 2016, Rule The World the UK’s very best tribute to Take That are going to light up the Billingham Forum Theatre in a spectacular night celebrating the music of Take That!

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The Take That tribute stars have previously performed at the 600+ capacity theatre, receiving rave reviews from audience members, and staff alike! Now we’re bringing them back for one night only to perform their new 3-piece show!

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Featuring all the best Take That hits; Relight My Fire, Patience, Back For Good, Greatest Day, Shine, These Days and many more, this is a show for any Take That fan, young or old! Rule The World don’t simply ‘sing’ Take That songs, they fully impersonate the three members, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen to perfection! Their show by no means requires you to ‘join in’, however we do fully encourage you to get up on your feet and sing and dance the night away to this sensational show!

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As with all our shows we have chosen a very deserving charity to donate to. We’re pleased to announce the night will be raising money for Walking With The Wounded! The aim of Walking With The Wounded is to retrain and re-skill wounded Military personnel and support them in finding new careers outside of the Military. We feel this is such a worthy cause and really hope that you’ll all buy a ticket and help us, to help them! Here’s why;

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“Our ability to fundraise effectively ensures we can finance new qualifications, courses and further education for those who are seriously injured. It enables the blind, the burn victims, the mentally injured, the amputees and all the other wounded to rebuild their lives and return to the work place and in so doing provide long-term security for themselves and their families.” – Walking With The Wounded.

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Tickets are on sale now, £21 for a full price ticket, £19 for concessions. If you would like to purchase tickets call the Box Office on 01642 552663, or visit the website HERE to buy online! Please note the Box Office opening hours are 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday.

We hope to see lots of you there on the night! Not only to see the fantastic Rule The World but also to help us raise lots of money for Walking With The Wounded!

May 3, 2016

Rule The World Album Released!

We’re so excited by the release of Take That tribute band, Rule The World’s first covers album!
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Rule The World have been touring Europe for over 8 years as a Take That tribute band, playing to audiences of 20,000 plus!  Theatres, festivals, cruise liners, stadiums, you name it, they’ve done it!  One of their best moments as a band has to be when they appeared on BBC1’s The Graham Norton Show alongside the REAL TAKE THAT!!  When Dan Maines, who plays Gary Barlow introduced himself the real Gary exclaimed “He sound’s like me!!”.
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As the interview progressed the Take That star continued with his praise saying “They’re very good these boys!”, you can’t get a better accolade than that!

After the filming the two bands had a chance to properly meet. It’s safe to say that ‘Take That’ fully appreciate and endorse all the hard work that Rule The World have put in to creating their show! We couldn’t agree more with them, the show is outstanding!

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Earlier this year the band announced they would be keeping their act current, and would become a three-piece band!  Alongside this, they announced their upcoming album, something that their fans have been pleading for, for numerous years!  Here’s just a few of the responses they received to the announcement via social media platforms Facebook and Twitter;

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“Well done. I look forward to hearing this. TT fan from the 90 and u had my support from the first time I saw u. Xx” Joanne Smith

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“Great news on the Album guys, looking forward to it, good luck” – @garethrobertfox

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“Well done lads…
You are all so dedicated in what you do and extremely talented
Can’t wait to buy it” – Marijka Derry

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“Aww well done guys! Very exciting, can’t wait to hear it! xx” – @traceywray

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The album comprises of 15 Take That covers, including 3 Live songs!  Spanning from the old favourites Relight My Fire, Back For Good and Pray, to the very latest hits These Days, Get Ready For It and everything in-between!  This is an album sure to please any fan!

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The previews we’ve heard sound fantastic and we can’t wait to receive our copies!  If you haven’t already bought a copy, you can CLICK HERE to head over to the Rule The World website to purchase yours right now!

We have a few events with Rule The World coming up, what better way to get in the mood than by listening to their album?!

May 1, 2016

Children’s Charity Concert Gets Celebrity Endorsement!

On the 22nd and 23rd of March we held our first two shows at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York! The events were raising money for The Children’s e-hospital, an initiative of Dr Tim Ubhi, who is a paediatrician based in York.

In 2015 The Children’s e-hospital got involved in the refugee crisis, they hoped they could use their online video system to help the medics on the ground. This was unfortunately met with a lack of specialist paediatric skills and equipment, which is when the idea of a pop-up children’s hospital came about! The estimated cost of such a unit is £20,000, and is a very required resource!

Along side the worthy charity cause, we also took to Twitter in an attempt to get Gary Barlow to come and sing for Alfie Town-Horsfield’s 9th birthday! Earlier on in the year the Take That star had told delighted fans that he intended to embark on surprising fans on their milestone birthdays! Now we’re sure you’re sat there thinking that 9 isn’t a milestone? Normally you’d be correct, however for young Alfie, it was a birthday his family feared they would never see!

Alfie suffered repeated infections as a baby, causing him to be seriously ill and irreparably damaging one of his kidneys. If that wasn’t enough for him to overcome, he then developed the life-threatening blood poisoning, septicaemia. His family were warned that he may not survive, however little Alfie refused to give in and has now celebrated his 9th birthday!

Jennie Horsfield, Alfie’s mum choreographed the dances for the show, which made the evening extra special! However nothing could prepare the audience for a magical video message from Gary Barlow’s band mate, Mark Owen! We’re sure you’d all love to see the message, so here you go!

Here’s what Alfie’s mum, Jennie had to say prior to the event;
“Alfie was a very poorly baby and now has one functioning kidney. Despite all this, he is the most caring, polite and considerate little boy.
“I am honoured to have been asked to choreograph a concert in which Rule the World are performing at Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York which has been organised by Maureen Bebb, the wonderful nurse who saved my baby’s life.
“As you can imagine, this is a very very special time for us all. If we could have a little recognition from Gary Barlow, that would just be magic.”

We are so thrilled to have been able to make money for such a deserving cause and were truly overwhelmed by the video message from Mark! We know that it’s an evening that Alfie, Jennie and ourselves will ‘Never Forget’!!

April 1, 2016

Joseph Rowntree Theatre – March 2016

RULE THE WORLD took to the stage at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York in March 2016 to help us raise money for the The Children’s E-Hospital.  The band recreated the Take That magic perfectly, mimicking not only the sound, but also the look of the real band!  We had such fantastic feedback we couldn’t resist booking them for further charity nights!

 

On the night, Rule The World shared the stage with York Hotshots Cheer and Dance and Bettany School Of Dance.  All of the dancers performed free of charge and gave numerous hours to practicing the outstanding routines!

 

If you missed out on this event, Rule The World will return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre on the 2nd and 3rd October!

 

  

 

We’d like to offer our thanks to the following people for their part in making such a successful night;

  • Rule The World – Matt Hall, Dan Maines & Gabriel Keogh,
  • Tribute Acts Management for providing the band,
  • Bettany School Of Dance and York Hotshots for performing,
  • Darren Bebb for the poster and flyer artwork,
  • Jennie Horsfield and Anna Twose for choreography,
  • Gill Town for arranging the costumes for the dancers,
  • Domino’s Pizza for sponsoring the dancers costumes,
  • All the volunteers from the Joseph Rowntree Theatre for their hard work.

Finally we’d like to thank everyone who bought a ticket and came along to support the charity on both nights!  We hope to see you all again in October!

 


The children’s e-hospital was originally designed as a web based service to allow parents to access consultant level paediatric advice and thus reduce unnecessary referrals to GP and hospital. However, in September 2015 we got involved in the refugee crisis in Greece. We had hoped to use the on-line video consultancy service to help the medical teams on the ground but soon realised that there was a lack of specialist paediatric skills and paediatric specific equipment. Hence the idea of a “pop-up children’s hospital” came about. We have identified what is needed and estimate that approximately £20K will pay for one pop-up children’s hospital. This will provide the right equipment to help treat refugee children in this crisis. Additionally, the pop-up hospital will act as a base for a refugee immunisation programme to try and limit the spread of common infectious disease.