Win Joe Longthorne tickets for Potters Bar concert

SINGER Joe Longthorne will be appearing at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar next week and the Welwyn Hatfield Times has three pairs of tickets to the show to be won in another competition.

WHEN singer Joe Longthorne was struck down with leukaemia and required a bone marrow transplant in 2006, there were fears he’d never perform again.

Indeed, he was so ill at one point that the last rites were read four times.

However, the popular British vocalist, best known for his impersonation of Dame Shirley Bassey, isn’t just singing again but in the middle of a 60-plus date UK tour.

And by the end of the year he will have clocked up more than 150 shows worldwide in 2012 alone.


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One of those is at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar on Thursday, June 14 and the Welwyn Hatfield Tines has three pairs of tickets to the show to be won.

Known as ‘the singer’s singer’, Joe’s current tour highlights his remarkable voice with songs that span the entire range of his 40-year career.

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An intimate show with just Joe and two grand pianos, it will be his last big UK outing for some time.

Joe first shot to fame in 1981 as a singer and an impressionist on LWT’s Search For A Star.

His success led to appearances at the London Palladium and a month long run at the Talk Of The Town.

His own prime time TV show followed, The Joe Longthorne Show, running from 1988-1991.

At the height of his success, however, he was struck down with lymphoma. He battled this while continuing to work.

Sell-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the London Palladium ran side by side with mismanagement, resultant bankruptcy and the diagnosis of leukaemia.

In 2006, Joe received a bone marrow transplant and the following year fought back to perform another show at the Palladium.

That year he also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Variety Club of Great Britain.

Since then Joe has worked tirelessly for a whole range of charities and in 2010 the Variety Club gave him a Silver Heart in recognition of this work.

Last year saw the release of The Impossible Dream, Joe’s first album in 10 years.

It showcases his voice at its very best, demonstrating exactly why Tony Bennett famously called him “the singer with a voice in a million”.

The WHT has three pairs of tickets to Joe Longthorne’s show at the Wyllyotts in Potters Bar to be won.

To stand a chance of winning a pair, simply answer the following question:

What is the name of Joe Longthorne’s 2011 album?

A) Mission Impossible

B) The Impossible Dream

C) Living the Dream

To enter, text WHT LONG followed by your answer, name, address and postcode to 80058, eg WHT LONG A John Smith, 31a Howardsgate, WGC, AL8 6AP.

Texts cost 25p plus your standard network rate.

* Terms and conditions: The competition closes at noon on Friday, June 8, 2012. There are three pairs of tickets for the concert to be won.

The winners will be the first correct entries selected at random after the closing date.

Usual Archant promotion rules apply – visit www.whtimes24.co.uk

Customer services, 0207 633 5020.

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