For Louth singing star Thomas Leak and his Collabro bandmates, the dream is now a reality after the five have signed up to Simon Cowell’s record label.
The group who won Britain’s Got Talent are now officially signed up to Syco Music/Sony Music and are already working hard in the studio, putting together their debut album which will be on sale on July 14.
The operatic five, which includes Thomas Leak (stage name Redgrave) from Saltfleetby near Louth, Rich Hadfield, Michael Auger, Matthew Pagan, and Jamie Lambert have also announced they will be going on their first UK tour in early 2015, with 23 dates lined up and tickets going on sale this Friday (June 20) at 10am.
The nearest tour date to Louth will be the final performance of the tour on March 3 at Hull City Hall. They will also be joined by runner up of the talent show, Lucy Kay.
Collabro wowed the audience and judges during the final of Britain’s Got Talent and out of the 11 acts that performed, the group managed to bag a quarter of the total votes.
Thomas, speaking to the Leader this week, said he is still hopeful he will get to perform as close to his hometown as possible.
“Getting signed up to Syco Music/Sony Music is great, at first we weren’t presuming the meeting was about signing a deal, but as soon as we got in that room they were discussing the album, so we’re all now really excited,” Thomas said.
“At the moment working on the album is our top priority as we want to make it the best it can possibly be and with regards to what songs will be it, well, I’ll leave it as a surprise for now, but all of the work happening in the recording studio is going really well so far, it is coming together nicely.”
Thomas added: “We have so much to look forward to, what with the album, now the tour and of course performing at the Royal Variety, but we are just living in the moment and concentrating on one thing at a time, so for now our priority is the album.
“There are 23 tour venues planned in, but the list is not finalised and we’re all trying to push to have performances as close to our hometown’s as possible, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
“Plus the dream of my tumble dryer purchase has come true without me even realising it.
“When I recently moved out, I found out in that my washing machine has a tumble dryer built in.
“So now I’m planning out the next dream purchase.”