Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Yes, I know I said I wouldn’t be posting again (with the exception of updating the Events page), but sometimes video pops up on the internet and needs to be shared with the whole world.
Most of Jonathan’s fans know he was performing at the Eisteddfod in Wales last week and someone has kindly posted this on YouTube.
Thanks to the owner, Linda Wellington, for managing to produce such a high quality film.
Now, sit back, relax and give your soul a treat! Tweet
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Jonathan is undertaking a tour of England and Wales in November. Please refer to the events page (the link is above) for the dates.
Unfortunately there is no venue in Scotland. Gateshead appears to be the nearest although some people from the west may find Southport more accessible.
Ticket can be booked through Jonathan’s official website. Tweet
Monday, 13 April 2015
On Friday 21 August Jonathan is fronting his first ‘own’ concert in the magnificent setting of Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire’s open air theatre.
I attended when he performed there a couple of years ago and the surroundings are breathtaking. The audience grandstand is covered so no risk of being caught in a summer evening shower - not unheard of in the UK during summertime.
The evening is bound to be a sell out so may I suggest you book as soon as possible. Tickets are only £25 each. The grandstand accommodates around 1,000 and there are facilities for wheelchairs and those who have mobility problems.
Gawsworth Hall also has a lovely tea room where you can fill up with delicious home baking and the Richards family also encourage people to bring their own picnics to have in the grounds. Lightweight, foldable chairs could be beneficial to those who don’t like sitting on the grass or, like me, can’t get up once down!
The Old Hall itself is definitely worth a visit too and well worth the small entrance fee. I can promise you the afternoon/evening will be memorable and you may even bump into some Fantoines as they are travelling from far and wide to attend this unique event. There will never be another first Jonathan Antoine concert will there?
Please come along and support this exceptional young tenor whose voice will still be ringing in your ears as you travel home. I look forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Reviewing on Amazon
Back again!! Several readers have asked me to repost this from last week. I’ve made a few changes because my suggested way doesn’t work for everyone outside the UK but hopefully it does now. Please note Tenore has now been released in the US, Canada, Germany, Japan and other countries so the same system will apply on these sites. How I wish Amazon would make it easier to review single tracks of albums but they don’t - yet. I haven’t tried Amazon.com’s Tenori MP3 page, or on .ca, .de, .jp but I should think they work in a similiar way to the UK site.
The following is part of an email I received recently from a delightful Fantoine marketing expert, Sue Zange, who asked if I could explain the importance of Amazon reviews on Tenore.
I know we are all loving the wonderful success Jonathan is achieving with this first solo album Tenore. We Fantoines can help even more in keeping the momentum going. Let’s keep the pace up with letting everyone know how wonderful it is and post our reviews on Amazon. #telltheworldaboutjonathan
Amazon reviews are a critical part of ensuring Tenore stays high in the charts. Of course not all of us are wordsmiths and even those who like writing reviews can find it slightly difficult finding enough adjectives to describe Jonathan’s exceptional talent and personality. One word will suffice if you’re stuck, because now Amazon don’t insist upon a defined number of words in a review. You can write a review on Amazon even though you purchased Tenore elsewhere.
Here is the link for the CD on Amazon UK. Once you’ve finished your review on that page, please go to the Tenore MP3 page and do another if you don’t mind. Not tired yet? Then scroll down the MP3 page and review each track by clicking on the name of each track (not the ‘play’ arrow). If you have problems please email me.
If you do read other reviews please click the YES button at the side of ‘do you find this helpful’. All these actions are collated by Amazon and will keep Tenori high in the listings.
Once you’ve done all that, sit back and relax in the knowledge that you’ve made a great contribution towards keeping 'our boy' up there where he belongs. In a couple of days your help will be needed all over again by reviewing, using the same procedure, on Amazon.com once Tenore is released in the US.
Thank you all so much. Every little helps and remember, your review is as important as every other one.
Should anyone have any questions about reviewing please email me and I’ll do my best to help. Email address is over there. >>>
Monday, 3 November 2014
Once again this week Jonathan tops the Classical Album charts (for the third week running) and Classic FM’s chart too (for the second week running). A marvellous achievement - I’m sure you all agree.
Another exciting piece of news is that there is now an Official Fan website for all you lovely Fantoines so I see no need to continue with the blog.
On the new site there is a forum, which is an area for all to discuss past and future events and all things Jonathan, but please remember it is a public forum. In other words anyone who has access to the internet will be able to read what you write. Do think twice before you contribute anything personal to it because once it’s on the internet it’s there forever.
I wish the new site every success and hope it goes from strength to strength - which I’m sure will be the case. There will be one last post in the future when I will close the poll and let you know the results, but I will leave it open at the moment because TENORE is released today in the US!
So it’s cheerio from me and thank you all for your support in the past year. It’s been fun and hopefully helpful to those of you who don’t use Facebook and/or Twitter.
Note: This blog will not be deleted but left online as it is a record of Jonathan’s early journey in his professional career. Tweet
Sunday, 2 November 2014
Many of us who use Facebook and/or Twitter chat about out favourite TENORE track. Jonathan likes all of them of course.
I know some of you have noticed I placed a Poll in the right hand column >> last week. In fact there have been over 2,000 votes to date which is wonderful, although I know some of you have voted for more than one track so the figure doesn’t mean voters but votes.
My favourite track(s) change regularly but I do have four which are played on a daily basis.
You can vote for as many tracks as you like and as often as you like, so I will leave the poll in place for a while. Once you’ve voted you will see the results of other votes.
Have a go. Don’t forget, you can come back anytime and vote again if you change your mind about your choice(s). The results will be interesting.
Just a gentle reminder - have you posted your Amazon/iTunes reviews?
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Captured by the lovely Fantoine I mentioned in yesterday’s post, who has firmly stated she doesn’t want her name made public because she ‘gets carried away with the moment and forgets she’s recording’.
Of course many of us know who she is because she will attempt to record Jonathan at every opportunity and then she is immensely generous sharing her recordings with us.
A big thank you