Paul Young to sing with a 16-piece band at the Plaza. Saturday 11th December will see the supremely talented Paul Young perform with a 16-piece band against the stunning backdrop of the ballroom at the state-of-the art Park Plaza Hotel Westminster Bridge. This event marks the second in a new series of glamorous events, LIVE from the Plaza, which began on 10th July when Bruce Forsyth, Linford Christie and football legend Lawrie McMenemy joined 800 ecstatic fans to witness an electrifying performance by the legendary Natalie Cole. LIVE from the Plaza combines scintillating performances by leading artists with fine dining to provide a whole new entertainment experience. This rare chance to see one of the great soul/pop singers, whose haunting melodies and smooth vocals made him a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic, will be a truly unmissable experience. The night begins at 7pm with a champagne reception followed by a fabulous four-course meal. At 10pm the multi-million selling Paul Young takes to the stage to perform a medley of his greatest hits. Included on the repertoire will be the UK and US chart-topping Every Time You Go Away, together with the seminal classic Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home), Come Back and Stay, Love of the Common People and the international smash Senza Una Donna. Individual tickets for the evening are priced at £95, whilst tables of 10 are available at a discounted price of £850. LIVE from the Plaza is presented in association with Full Circle Live, a leading independent organiser and promoter of live music events, concerts and festivals. Boasting an exemplary pedigree in the music industry, Full Circle’s principals include John Revell, co-founder of The Ginger Media Group, and Leo Green, world-renowned sax player and former Artistic Director of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Natalie Cole special one-off London performance . On Saturday 10th July, the nine-time Grammy-Award winning singer Natalie Cole will be in London for a very special one-off performance. In what will be her only UK appearance in 2010, and her first in two years, the legendary singer will be performing with her seven-piece band against the stunning and intimate backdrop of the ballroom at the newly opened, state-of-the art Park Plaza Hotel Westminster Bridge. This unmissable occasion marks the first in a new series of glamorous events called LIVE from the Plaza. Combining live performances by leading artists with fine dining they will bring something truly unique to the London entertainment scene. The inaugural event begins at 7pm with a champagne reception followed by a fabulous four-course meal. At 10pm comes the highlight of the evening, as the supremely talented, multi-million album selling Ms Cole takes to the stage to perform a medley of her greatest hits, including Pink Cadillac, This Will Be (Everlasting Love), I’ve Got Love on My Mind, Miss You Like Crazy and, of course, Unforgettable, the song immortalised by her late father, the iconic Nat King Cole. Individual tickets for the evening are priced at £95, whilst tables of 10 are available at a discounted price of £850. Future artists scheduled to play LIVE from the Plaza include Paul Young on 14th August. Several other iconic performers, all accompanied by a stunning 16-piece big band, are scheduled to appear from September onwards. LIVE from the Plaza is presented in association with Full Circle Live, a leading independent organiser and promoter of live music events, concerts and festivals. Boasting an exemplary pedigree in the music industry, Full Circle’s principals include John Revell, co-founder of The Ginger Media Group, and Leo Green, world-renowned sax player and former Artistic Director of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
Simon Cowell, U2, Jay-Z, and Lionel Richie are all set to record songs to benefit the victims of the Haitian earthquake. In separate projects, the music mogul, and the rock, rap, and R&B legends will be releasing charity tracks for the relief efforts in Haiti. Cowell was quoted by the Telegraph as saying at the National Television Awards on Wednesday, “We are going to do a single. I’ve got to get it together in 48 hours. I wanted to do something for Haiti and we had a request from the Prime Minister to put a record together.” He added that fellow “The X Factor” judge Cheryl Cole is on board as a performer. Irish rockers U2 and hip-hop tycoon Jay-Z already recorded their own track. They will perform their unnamed song at the George Clooney-hosted MTV telethon “Hope for Haiti” on Friday. Also, Lionel Richie is teaming up with music producer Quincy Jones to re-record the massive hit “We Are the World” for Haiti. The song was co-written by Richie and Michael Jackson and was originally recorded in 1985 by the supergroup USA for Africa. Richie and Jones are now calling on today’s artists to sing the song. Usher, Natalie Cole, and John Legend are said to be on board, with many names to be announced soon. Proceeds from the track will go to Haiti relief
Ethan Bortnick – 8 Year Old Pianist, Musician, Composer, Actor, Artist. Born December 24, 2000 Ethan Bortnick is a Pianist, Composer, entertainer and actor who loves to entertain. He plays over 200 songs from memory and can play both by ear and by reading notes. Ethan composed over 30 songs/pieces of music that are being published. Ethan plays Classical, Jazz, Pop, Folk and Children’s music. Ethan has appeared on Oprah, the Tonight show with Jay Leno (Multiple times), Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS and last night on the last shows that Jay Leno hosted and many more national and international programs . He has performed both live and televised concerts, both National and International. His range of music is remarkable, he has performed and led symphony orchestra’s and opened at the Kick-off show at the Hard Rock Arena, for Nelly Furtado’s recent tour. He has shared the stage with musicians such as Beyonce, Josh Groban, Santana, Natalie Cole, Nelly Furtado, Smokey Robinson, Gloria Gaynor, Patti Labelle, The pointer Sisters and Many more. Ethan recorded music for Disney’s Little Einsteins and is appearing on both Disney and Nickelodeon. Ethan has performed multiple times for live audiences of over 20,000 people. Ethan has performed for the inauguration of the 111th congress and Speaker Pelosi as the Sole performer, and the list goes on…. Ethan has raised record amounts for children’s charities and recently raised $12,000,000 for Miami children’s hospital, where they saved his Little Brother with 2 heart surgeries. He also recently co-hosted a Telethon raising over $8,000,000 for the charity and getting a worldwide viewership of over 20,000,000 viewers on this Live TV program. Ethan’s accomplishments are comparable to those of well-known established musicians and entertainers, but………………… he’s only 8 Years old………..
Sampling of Recent Performances and Appearances:
Appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno THREE times.
Appeared on The OPRAH Show
Appeared on Martha Stewart, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition,
Performed as the only performer for the Dinner to celebrate the swearing in of the 111th Congress and Nancy Pelosi.
Hard Rock Live – Opened for Nelly Furtado on her tour Kickoff (performed 5 songs)
Appeared on all Major Networks, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, PBS Television.
Performed/Opened for/with Beyonce, Josh Groban, Nelly Furtado, Santana, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Patti Labelle, Wyclef Jean, Gloria Gaynor and many more…
Ethan recorded music for Disney’s Little Einsteins and is appearing on both Disney and Nickelodeon.Performed at the American Airlines Arena (Over 20,000 people)
Sold Out Solo Performances on a 4 day tour. Performed his own 75 minute show for a sold out crowd on all 4 dates.
Sold Out Performace at the Sydney Convention Center (Australia)
Charities (Participated and/or performed)
One X One with Matt Damon, Santana, Josh Groban, Wyclef Jean and others.
Lili Claire Foundation
American Heart Association
Boys and Girls Club
Kids in Distress
“Heart 4 Heart” Foundation
Children in the Arts
Miami Childrens Hospital – Diamond Ball raising over $12,000,000 with Beyonce, Smokey Robinson and Gloria Gaynor.
Our Daily Bread Mission
Starlight Starbright Childrens Foundation
For Inquiries and/or performance inquiries, please contact:
Gene or Hannah Bortnick
CD and DVD produced by Lily Saborit – Savor Records