Hugh Laurie in Zagreb (2)
Hugh Laurie excellent blues and humor delighted the 3500 fans in the Small Hall of the Sports Hall!
Hugh Laurie, except as communicated through the music with the audience, and led the conversation and the atmosphere itself acted as a cozy and intimate dinner in a restaurant with a great blues.
On Tuesday, Hugh Laurie held a concert in the small hall of the Sports Hall in Zagreb. British movie star “Dr. House”, “black snakes” and other famous series attracted around 3,500 visitors who, accompanied by his band, The Copper Bottom Band, offered his version njuorlinškog blusa and R’n’B with two retro albums ” Let Them Talk “and” Did not It Rain “. Zabavljavši audience with anecdotes and jokes charming Laurie important and excellent comedian.
” Before you knew me as an actor. Do you, for example, the pilot in the plane in mid-flight sneer that until recently was a dental technician, you would definitely be worried. And rightly so. But these guys do not have any worries. You’re in safe hands,” announced Hugh Laurie (55) his The Copper Bottom Band in full the Small Hall of the Sports Hall. Laurie and his band Zagreb audience provided a phenomenal gig,” Dr. House” he sang and played the piano, and breaks the delighted crowd with excellent British humor. He greeted the crowd and asked the Croatian citizens of Zagreb as well as admitting that there exhausted his knowledge of the Croatian language.
Hugh Laurie, except as communicated through the music with the audience, and led the conversation and the atmosphere itself acted as a cozy and intimate dinner in a restaurant with a great blues. The musician and his band were awarded after each song standing ovation. hot tango “Kiss Of Fire” audience is particularly shine on, and the song “You Do not Know My Mind”. Zagreb audience simply did not give the musicians that they are removed from the stage and rose to his feet, and after two hours and 15 minutes with “Such a Night,” Dr. John and “You Never Can Tell” by Chuck Berry.
- Author: Anamaria Pranjic
- Photo: Daniel Kasap / PIXSELL
HUGH LAURIE IN ZAGREB
THRILLS CROWDED SMALL HALL OF THE SPORTS HALL
Last night at the Small Hall of the Sports Hall concert was held the famous Hugh Laurie. In Zagreb he came accompanied by his band, The Copper Bottom as part of a European tour to promote the new album, “Didn’t It Rain”.
Zagreb audience provided a great gig. Laurie sang and played the piano, and breaks the delighted audience jokes and anecdotes. The concert was to be held on a salad, but it Organizers moved the Small Hall of the Sports Hall.
Zagreb audience thrilled with Hugh Laurie concert
Hugh Laurie, famous for his role as Dr. House, performed in Dom sportova last night.
Hugh Laurie visiting with the Band a Taco Restaurant ( El Califa ) in Mexico
El mismísimo #DrHouse @hughlaurie vino a echarse unos tacos a @ElCalifaMx #Condesa Welcome Mr Laurie! ow.ly/i/5QQB3
Full House: Hugh Laurie downs a shot on stage in Canada as he shows off his piano, singing, dancing AND drinking skills
By MARC ANDREWS
Proving his versatility, multi-talent Hugh Laurie showed off his piano, singing, dancing AND drinking skills during the first night of his tour in Canada.
Called the ‘Copper Bottom Band’ tour, the British actor brought a seven piece band with him to play pop/vocal and jazz standards to the apparent delight of the Vancouver crowd.
The 54-year-old House MD actor also appeared very relaxed about drinking on stage in front of his public, holding up a glass to the audience and then downing it with obvious pleasure.
For his stage performance Hugh wore a plaid suit, with the jacket later coming off as he got more relaxed with his audience to show off a bright pink ruffled shirt.
Presumably it wasn’t Russian vodka that Hugh was drinking on stage either, as earlier this year he called for a boycott on the drink in protest against Vladimir Putin’s comment that gay people are welcome at the Winter Olympics, providing they ‘leave children in peace’.
In a message to his Twitter followers, Hugh urged vodka drinkers to switch to Polish brands instead.
He wrote: ‘I’d boycott Russian goods if I could think of a single thing they made besides the rest of the world depressed. Russian vodka is OK if you need to clean the oven. For drinking, it must henceforth be Polish.’
Politics aside, Hugh was playing his multifaceted show this week at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver and prior to the gig was busy tweeting about the venue’s beauty, even posting a photo of its opulent grandeur.
'Another stunner, another 1927,' he declared. 'Was earth visited by theatre-building aliens that year'.
He later tweeted to his almost half a million followers: ‘Bring a stranger and love them by the night’s end’.
It appears that this may well have been the case because after the show Hugh was in a decidedly jubilant mood.
'What a fabulous night in Vancouver,' he tweeted. 'Audience tore off their clothes and cavorted in the aisles (Allow for Canadian exchange rate).'
While he continues to tour with his band, the 54-year-old double Golden Globe winner will next be seen on the big screen in the science fiction film Tomorrowland, also starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson.
The movie is being directed by Brad Bird who previously directed Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, as well as writing and directing the Pixar family favourites The Incredibles and Ratatouille.
Tomorrowland is scheduled for release in May, 2015.
Hugh Laurie in the house at 666 - ABC Canberra - Photo’s & Audio file: http://t.co/EDZ6vSgjxH
Hugh Laurie in the house at 666
From Blackadder to blues man, Hugh Laurie is pursuing his first love; music
"I was not born in Alabama in the 1890s. I’ve never eaten grits, cropped a share, or ridden a boxcar. I am a white, middle-class Englishman, openly trespassing on the music and myth of the American south," Hugh Laurie admits in his notes to his album Let Them Talk.
The English actor - most recognisable from Blackadder or House, depending on which continent you were raised in - has taken on jazz and blues with aplomb.
Let Them Talk is Laurie’s debut album, which he released with the Copper Bottom Band in 2011. His follow-up, Didn’t It Rain, came out two years later.
Laurie dropped by the 666 Canberra studios during his Australian tour to talk with Alex Sloan about songwriting, family and his love of blues.
Music is one of Laurie’s first passions, and he says he still gets a thrill from performing in front of a crowd.
“There are moments in [my] show where I’m actually shivering, and that’s something I have to hide from the audience,” he told Alex. “They’re probably thinking, ‘is he alright? Is he having a fit?’”
Didn’t It Rain features Laurie’s gritty vocal covers of U.S. blues classics, like ‘The St. Louise Blues’, ‘Careless Love’ and ‘One For My Baby’.
“I wanted the second album to feel as though we were getting closer to the neon lights, to the hum of the city,” Laurie said. “There was something about this that came from the same place [as the first album], but spoke of a more urban and urbane mood.”
While Laurie acknowledges he’s “openly trespassing” on U.S. jazz and blues, he says has a direct affinity with the genre.
“It’s just the music that spoke to me … right from the word go. I never really got into pop music; I don’t know much about it and didn’t listen to much of it. Bessie Smith was more present to me in life than Beyonce,” he told Alex. “No disrespect, obviously, to the great and wonderful and glorious Beyonce,” he joked.
Laurie disputes the idea that you have to have lived experience to appreciate the music that surrounds it.
“These are standards we don’t apply to opera,” he said. “We don’t say you have to be German to play Beethoven. We say this is high art and high art belongs to the world. In my mind, blues and jazz music is high art. This is one of the greatest gifts America gave to the world and the world ought to be damn grateful - I think everybody’s now allowed to say it belongs to the world.”
Hugh Laurie declared himself a fan of the choripan
The actor and singer told in its Twitter that the choripán seemed sensational to him
Actor Hugh Laurie is in our country to delight its fanatics in Big Rex with its facet like musician along with Copper Bottom Band. In its free time not only it gave autographs but also he enjoyed the delicacies of the Argentine meal.
To such a point that the protagonist of Dr. House declared himself a fanatic of our meat, especially of the choripan. In its Twitter account, expressed its experience tasting one of the outstanding figures of the roasts. “Sensational, it is possible to feel since the arteries close”, he wrote.
The star of Hollywood maintained a hand to hand with Mario Pergolini in its radio program for Vorterix. When it went out of the establishments of the broadcasting station, pictures were taken with several fanatics and he signed autographs.
This weekend Hugh will present before himself with its music before a multitude of followers who it will go to see Big Rex.
For Carlos Iogna Prat
On Friday of rain in Buenos Aires. Hugh Laurie is very comfortable sat, on a big armchair, in a picturesque room in a hotel located in Recluse. It has been three hours since it came to the country and it is prepared for a blurred evening. They wait for him several hours attending to the press. It is very calm and of much good mood. A good symptom.
On having seen it, it is impossible not to relate it to the Doctor’s personage House, protagonist of a popular series in which a doctor solves illnesses of different patients with slightly conventional skills. But in its extract the actor but also the musician does not live only especially interested in the roots of the blues.
This Saturday and Sunday, Laurie will face the Argentine public again along with its out-standing group, The Copper Bottom Band, in Big Rex. Many people remember its presentation in the Moon Park, in the frame of the tour along its disc Let them talk.
In this opportunity, Hugh Laurie will present its últimaproducción, Didn’t it rain, where versiona pioneers’ songs of the blues.
Laurie is recognized a little strangely, an Englishman that he does not like drinking tea. He prefers a cup of coffee that it digests in small gulps. He congratulates us for having an Argentine Pope but he admits that he is not a practicing Christian. “My religion is the music”, he emphasized.
Throughout the evening, he speaks about different topics: its work with the Argentine director Juan José Campanella, its passion for the soccer (“I Am grateful to the Argentina for be giving to Messi”) and its desire from which the World cup comes, although he admits that he does not know who can go so far as to gain it. “If querés we speak in a time, I can change opinion” is recognized by him with irony. And one is a pleasure of speaking on the kindness of the Argentine meal and emphasizes the flavor of a choripán.
At 3:58min talks Hugh Laurie with the Queen (funny)
Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Cambridge have been treated to performances by Dame Helen Mirren, students from the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts, and a brief speech from Sir David Attenborough. Kate and the Queen then met House actor Hugh Laurie as well as a host of famous faces in a Buckingham Palace reception.