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The Fayre of St James’s is a magical Christmas Carol Concert, hosted virtually from St James’s Church in Piccadilly by the wonderful Stephen Fry.
With readings and performances from the incredible James Bay, James Blunt, Emeli Sande, Katie Melua, Rupert Everett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jack Whitehall, Craig David, Simon Cowell, Ian Somerhalder, Poppy Delevingne, Cressida Bonas, James May, Sol Campbell and other surprise guests, this isn’t one to miss.
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James Bay is an artist and songwriter from Hitchin. Only in his early twenties, he has already grasped a mature gravelled vocal. His influences include Corrine Bailey Rae, Bill Withers, Adele and James Taylor. Relying on his creative strengths as a guitarist and songwriter, Bay weaves together lyrical guitar work with pop-hook melodies, for a fresh take on the Rock/Pop genre. He’s been called “a folksier Ed Sheeran”, but also has a lot in common with fellow acoustic songwriter George Ezra.
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Former British Army reconnaissance officer, Blunt took a dramatic career turn to become of the UK's most successful singer-songwriters of recent years. He is now also widely loved for his clever and witty tweets! His debut album, Back To Bedlam, sold over 11 million copies and hit single, You're Beautiful, was number one in multiple countries whilst winning an Ivor Novello for airplay and receiving three Grammy nominations. Blunt went on to achieve another multi-million selling album, All The Lost Souls, and continued his success story with Some Kind Of Trouble and Moon Landing.
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A soul singer, songwriter, and pianist from Aberdeen whose treacle on gravel voice has made her hotly sought after as a collaborator by such artists as Chipmunk and Wiley. Smart, sussed, talented, entrepreneurial, shiningly engaging in the flesh, utterly transfixing on stage and unforgettable in her words and melodies, Emeli Sande is the epitome of the brilliant modern artist.
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When Georgian-born Katie signed with Mike Batt’s Dramatico Records in September 2002, no-one could have imagined that by the release of her third album, Pictures, she would be the biggest-selling UK-based, female artist in the world that year. Her first two albums, ‘Call Off The Search’ and ‘Piece By Piece’ both became international number ones, and the story was to continue, after an exciting, record-breaking rollercoaster ride involving several massive world tours and many special moments – like Katie playing on stage for Nelson Mandela with her idols, Queen, or performing for or dining with The Queen at Buckingham Palace. Almost two decades on, Katie still continues to travel the world performing to sold out crowds.
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Writer and performer, best known for creating, writing and starring in the comedy-drama series Crashing and Fleabag.
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Jack has firmly established himself as one of the country's most successful young talents. He cut his teeth at the Edinburgh Fringe, taking up four sell out shows over three consecutive years and earning an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in the process with his debut show 'Jack Whitehall: Learning Difficulties'. He has gone on to host Live At The Apollo and perform at the Royal Variety Performance, as well as the internationally prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Canada. In addition, he has been nominated by Variety as one of the '10 Comics to Watch' and in December 2012 won the King of Comedy award at the annual British Comedy Awards. In addition to his stand-up, Jack has also built a successful TV and writing career. As well as his role as JP in the award winning C4 series Fresh Meat, Jack also wrote and starred in the acclaimed BBC3 sitcom Bad Education. He was also a panellist on hit Sky1 show A League Of Their Own and became a chat show co-host with his father Michael for the BBC2 series 'Backchat'. Jack Whitehall was named in Ents24's top 10 biggest selling comedians of 2016.
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Since bursting onto the scene with critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Born To Do It’, a genre-defining record that established Craig David as one of the UK’s most beloved artists, Craig has since remained at the helm of his own unique, authentically British sound. Making waves across the globe as the voice of one of the most pivotal eras in UK music, and in turn, one of the most successful artists in UK chart history.
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Comedian, best-selling author, star of stage, screen & radio, quizmaster, film director and raconteur.
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Simon Cowell, Ian Somerhalder, Poppy Delevingne, Cressida Bonas, James May, Sol Campbell