BRANDEN JAMES – Up Close and Personal

BRANDEN JAMES – Up Close and Personal
One Show only!
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Do not miss this exclusive and intimate performance by America’s Got Talent Finalist 2013Branden James, as he performs just this ONE concert while on holiday in Johannesburg, on Sunday 14 September at Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton, at 3pm.
In Branden James – Up Close and Personal, this highly acclaimed international classical/crossover tenor will take you on a heart-warming personal musical journey encompassing his love for all music styles, most especially classic, theatre, jazz interspersed with well known pop numbers.
Remembered as one of the popular Twelve Tenors when they performed to a great response and critical acclaim in Johannesburg in 2010, Branden has been wanting to return to the city and country he fell in love with whilst here, ever since.
The audience will be treated to instantly recognisable hits like You Raise Me Up, Nessun Dorma, I’ve got you under my skin, New York New York, Desperado, Rocket Man, Your Song, This is a Man’s World, Ave Maria and The Prayer to name but a few.
Joining Branden on stage will be British diva vocalist from Liverpool, Home of The Beatles, Alison Ward for a few numbers, as well as a special guest appearance by local rock legend, Cito.  Superb accompaniment will be performed by Wayne Purchase on piano and Elena Zlatkova on violin, ensuring a night to remember for all those in attendance.
James states;  “On my first visit to South Africa in 2010 with The Twelve Tenors, I instantly fell in love with the country. There is a spirit in the culture and the people of South Africa that is unparalleled. I find the political history and triumph over struggle so incredibly fascinating.  I’ve dreamt of my return to the heart and soul of Africa for many years now and I cannot wait to share an afternoon of song with you. My audience can expect a concert filled full of stories and humor and various musical genres with some very special surprise musical guests. I’m grateful to be performing once again in your glorious nation. May it be the first of many return trips.”
Branden James – Up Close and Personal is presented by The CoLab Network who have a strong commitment in regularly pairing inimitable entertainment concepts with live local venues thus providing guests with a one-of-a-kind music experience. 
Says Executive Producer, Collett Dawson; “I worked closely with Branden during his Twelve Tenors tour and was instantly impressed by his vocal dexterity along with his wonderful innate charm that instantly resonated with the South Africans watching him. I’m thrilled that The CoLab Network has now been able to facilitate his return for our audiences to enjoy a more in-depth experience of this incredible talent, alongside some other fabulous local musicians as well.”
Branden James – Up Close and Personal is on for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY on Sunday 14 September at 3pm at Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton.
Tickets are R150 and can be booked on 011 883 0606 / 082 553 5901 or online at
For more information on Branden James, visit his website at, follow him on YouTube at and twitter: @BrandenJMusic
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