FEATURE: Keith Jack. “I am now getting the chance to play the part I wanted to play in the first place.”

After losing out to Lee Mead in the final of BBC reality talent show Any Dream Will Do, runner-up Keith Jack feared he had missed his opportunity to perform as Joseph in the hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Highly praised during the series for this superb singing voice and vocal range, Keith finally gets the chance play the leading role and wear the iconic Technicolor dreamcoat in the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat national tour. The Kaje caught up with Keith to find out more…

It has been three years since Any Dream Will Do, had you given up hope of ever wearing the Technicolor Dreamcoat?

Yes, I had really!

You are actually taking over the role from one of your fellow competitors, Craig Chalmers. Were you disappointed when he was chosen for the initial national tour over you?

Not at all, I was very happy with how I had done with the show and was looking forward to the future and new opportunities to perform.

How much competition was there between you and the other contestants?

It was competitive as it was a shared dream and we all really wanted to win of course! But we were friends throughout the show and remain friends today – which is great.

How does it feel to finally wear the coat?

Fantastic, but you would be amazed by ow hot it when you actually put it on!

“I was very happy with how I had done with the show and was looking forward to the future and new opportunities to perform.”

What are you most looking forward to from the challenge?

I am just excited that I am now getting the chance to play the part that I wanted to play in the first place.

You went from shelf stacker to celebrity over night, how did the find the initial adjustment?

It all went a little bit crazy, but I coped.

Since Any Dream Will Do, what have you been upto other than the initial Joseph tour (as the narrator)?

It has all been very busy, As well as playing the narrator, I have also released
two Top 40 albums, headlined two sell-out concert tours, acted in two pantos amongst many other things.

You have found your niche in the musicals. Are there any other music genres you wish you could master, but have shied away from?

I am still very young and there is always a lot left for me to learn.

Who are your music inspirations?

Josh Grogan and Michael Bublé.

“I am just excited that I am now getting the chance to play the part that I wanted to play in the first place.”

Having made your name through reality television, have you ever found that proving yourself as a performer has been doubly hard since?

Yes, people suddenly have a lot more expectations of you.

As a contestant, you were all very vulnerable to judges comments.  What was the most valuable lesson you learnt as part of the programme?

I did not really feel very vulnerable. In all honesty, I learned a lot about how I performed.

With one dream one role sorted, what other roles have you always aspired to playing?

I’d love to play the Phantom in “Phantom of the Opera”.

Who would you say have been your biggest inspirations throughout your twisting journey so far?

Without doubt my family and friends alongside other professional colleagues.

If you could go back and change anything, that you have to date, what would the change be?

Nothing really. I love what I have achieved so far and I only strive to do better.

If it wasn’t performance, what would it be?

I would still be doing music of some description.

Where would you like your career to be in five years from now?

I would like to be doing more of the same!

“Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is currently on tour throughout the UK. Dates can be found at http://www.josephthemusical.com

Words: Katie Meehan

New Issue Out Today!

September Issue!!

The summer has come and gone, and The Kaje is still here! Issue 5 is our best to date with an array of well-known, and some not so well-known artists gracing our magazine. Come take a look…

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The September issue contains:

Stornoway “A living, breathing Mark Twain novel.”
Levi Miller “I thought it was great to be famous enough to have your picture on a pencil case.”
Eliza Doolittle “I have something to work towards rather than something to live up to.”

Tye Matthew Harris “I believe a point comes when you have to change things in your life.”
Dog Is Dead “We’d like people to think of us as a choir and an orchestra making pop music.”
Chris Anthony “It is much better to be inspired than to think up new ideas if that makes sense.”
Example “I just want people to take my music for what it is.”
The Milk “We just play really well with each other.”
Motion City Soundtrack “We are like family. We have learned to live around each other.”

Freemasons “It is only a matter of time before albums are released as apps…”
Tara Mathew “I just feel transformed to a different world when I perform.”
K. Anderson “As a teenager all I listened to was music by lesbian.”

Win! Win!

Forgotten Gems:

Album: Shelby Lynne “I am Shelby Lynne”
Book: Jim Thompson The Killer Inside Me”
Film: Rebecca

Designer of the Month: Robot Alien Clothing

Reviews:
Albums: Locnville “Sun In My Pocket”, Capac “Pastels EP”, Fyfe Dangerfield “Fly Yellow Moon”, She Makes War “Disarm”, Aaron Wright and The Aprils “Behold A Pale Horse”
Singles of The Month: The Like “Wishing He Was Dead”. Dog is Dead “Young”
Live Music: V Festival, Kendal Calling , Summer Sundae, One Night Only, Wildbird & Peacedrums
Theatre: Corrie!, Sound Of Music, Joseph
Film: Robin Hood, Kick-Ass
Books: Matthew Yorke “Pictures of Lily”, JockyBoy26 “The Big Book of Gaydar (Uncut!)”

NEWS: August Issue Out Now!

August Issue!!

Well as we close in on the autumn The Kaje is back for August with another edition packed. This month we have the gorgeous Ella Montclare on the cover. Read on to find out who you will find in our pages this month…

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The August issue contains:

Features:-

Ella Montclare “The words are no longer restricted to my own experiences”
Patch William “We were mistaken yesterday for Patrick Williams”
Lotte Mullan “You have to find solace in your own strengths”
Elisabeth Molin “Its all about looking at possibilities”
Stuart Favill “Profound and complete realism”
Keith Jack “I am now getting the chance to play the part I wanted to play in the first place”
Magic Polar Bears “There just isn’t enough money in football”
Tim Thornton “I wanted to try and bring out the ridiculousness of an unsigned band’s situation”
Hayden Cohen “The fact it’s free means that people either want to see my show or not”
The Unconventionals “Some people will always knock us for entering the X Factor”
Bruce LaBruce “I really think I am undead”
Candice Hirson “Art is the expression of the self”


Regulars:
WIN!!!!: Signed Lotte Mullan CDs, Signed Tim Thornton books, Signed Magic Polar Bears albums, Fyfe Dangerfield CDs, signed Mr Fogg CDs, and The Unconventionals CDs up for grab as well.

Forgotten Gems:-
Album: Ludovico Einaudi “I Giorni”
Book: Georgette Heyer “Arabella”
Film: Dark City
Designer of the Month: Loula Creates
Steal My Style: Alex
The Way I Saw It: Vancouver

Reviews:-
Albums: The Saurdays “Headlines!”, The Lost Cavalry “Waves Freeze to Rolling Hills”, The Unconventionals “Flower to the People”, Lotte Mullan “Plain Jane”, Young & The Lost Club Compilation
Singles of The Month: Charlene Soraia “When We Were Five” and Jukebox Collective “Icon Parade”
Live Music: The Bombay Bicycle Club, Seth Lakeman, CBSO Friday Night Classics: Rodgers & Hammerstein
Theatre: The Butler, TeakShow’s Inner Nutter, Portraits of An Actress, Mum’s The Word
DVD: Otto Or Up With The Dead People, Shutter Island, The Blind Side, Psycho
Books: Gavin Esler “Power Play”, Seth “George Sprott”, Tom McCarthy “C”, Sandra Newman “Changeling: A Memoir of Parents Lost & Found”

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