17 December 2009

Back to the Grease Lightning days!!!

A wop ba-ba lu mop, a wop bam boom!!

Yep yep, Siobhan's heading back to Grease! This time as Sandy! In 2007, she made her West End debut as Patty Simcox and now she's returning as her first leading lady on the West End. She'll be returning on January 25th, in just over a month it's going to come quickly!

Maybe I'll be able to see her in this? It would have to be during the summer though, well fingers crossed!!

One Song Foundation Kick Off!

Seemed like the night went fantastic by the look and sound of it!! Siobhan kicked off the night with her song 'Amazing' and there's a video of her singing bits and pieces of it here:

She looked amazing as well! Love this capture!

Everything seems promising from here on out, let's hope we hear more album news soon!

16 December 2009

In Sheffield Tonight!

There's a charity concert being held right at this moment at Sheffield City Hall and Siobhan's present! Comedy genius Peter Kay is hosting his pal singer-songwriter Eliot Kennedy's concert for the night.

"The show will also feature star guests joining Eliot to sing the songs he's written for them - including members of pop chart-toppers SClub, Simon Webb from Blue, Fame Academy's Alistair Griffin, Kavana, Kenny Thomas, Scott and Abz from Five, and Lord Webber's How To Solve A Problem Like Maria finalist, Siobhan Dillon.

Siobhan, who has recorded her debut album at Eliot's city centre Steelworks Studios, will perform debut single, Amazing – which doubles as the anthem of his new One Song Foundation, which will be officially launched on the night."

And as of Siobhan's tweets it sounds like a big moment for her!

I'm sure she's doing "Amazing!" (haha it's too easy)

And if the BBC are filming it, can I watch it? Please!!!

14 December 2009

Inside the Singer's Studio!

A picture Siobhan posted on twitter of 'one of her song's in the making'! Looks like the song's got many layers to it! (ha-ha!) The sound equipment looks all terribly exciting and complicated, I can't wait for this album!

I've been thoroughly enjoying your tweets Siobhan, very funny! Keep posting!

P.S We've finally reached 10,000 hits everybody! (finally!........mostly my fault for only posting once a year!)

12 December 2009

Some old stuff

Been a bit busy with school lately haven't had time to post all these lovely reviews and such! Finally I have a day where I can sit down and blog.

Back in October, the the New Wimbledon Theatre review (i know, long time ago!)

"In one of the great female roles in musical theatre, Siobhan Dillon gives a crowd-pleasing performance as Sally, showing off a fine singing voice, just the right side of the stridency that would be misplaced in so vulnerable a woman as Fraulein Bowles. At just 25 years old, we can expect Ms Dillon to grow into the spoken timing this blackest of comedy demands, but she's not quite there yet."

The Press review from York (this time being from November)

"Still on the rise from finishing “second runner-up” in the BBC’s talent-spotting How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Dillon sings with drama, sensuality and passion and moves alluringly and although she could have more of a Mayfair air, she nevertheless captures the essence of her flighty, headstrong interpretation of a prickly English rose."

Another York review (like this one!)

"Bowles is expertly played by Siobhan Dillon, the second runner up from the BBC programme 'How do you solve a problem like Maria'. Her understanding of the character added an incredible complexity and emotion to her performance, stealing the show and lifting triumphantly the sombre tone of the story."

A Bristol review (I agree with one part of this!)

"Siobhan Dillon, best known as runner up in the BBC’s Maria series, was an outlandish and effervescent Sally Bowles. Unfortunately she didn’t really capture the fragilities and humanity of the character but her voice was pitch perfect, nonetheless."

Bristol 24-7

Guide 2's review of Bristol

"But then there is Dillon, who is so exquisite and has such an extraordinary voice it seems utter nonsense that her character would be the victim of a string of both sexual and professional rejections by Bradshaw and Wayne Sleep’s scene-stealing Emcee."

Gazette and Herald

"Siobhan Dillon has a versatile and powerful voice, that's never in question, but her take on Sally Bowles’ is rather more screechy housewife than sophisticated socialite"

6 December 2009

Siobhan on Twitter!

Yep it's official! You can find her under siobhandillonuk. She'll be posting news and photos from the recording studio, West End rehearsals, and some personal pics! Her tweets already are pretty amusing! Filled with the classic Home Alone and cheesecakes!

She already said she'll be in the studio today, so I'm sure we'll be getting more news soon!

If you're not on twitter yet, you have a great reason to get one now!