Sarah back writing songs

Sarah Harding has written six songs with Jethro Sheeran that reflect the “light and dark” moments of her life.

The 35-year-old singer – who recently starred in the touring production of ‘Ghost: The Musical’ – has been working on new solo material to reflect her transition from being a young pop in chart-topping group Girls Aloud to the woman she is today.

And Sarah has been in the studio with rumoured romantic interest Jethro – the cousin of Ed Sheeran who is known in the music industry as ‘Alonestar’ – and the pair have created several tracks together for her potential LP and he has been very impressed with her talents in the studio.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Jethro, 31, spilled: “Yeah me and Sarah have written three songs together. It’s about being the underdog. The passion she has for music, the situation she’s been in and just the darkness. This Isoface Light I call it – an equal amount of light and dark and we both kind of seem to do [experience] that. A lighthouse, as the ship [approaches] it has an equal amount of light and dark, so it’s called an Isophase Light. So that’s kind of the whole thing, it’s three tracks, where we’ve actually done six but three we want to work on. Three were dark and three were light.”

Girls Aloud took a break in 2009 with each of the five members – Sarah, Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts – choosing to use the hiatus to explore solo ventures.

Sarah kick-started her acting career, appearing in ‘Bad Day’, BBC film ‘Freefall, Run for Your Wife’ and ‘St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold’ for which she wrote three solo songs to the film’s soundtrack.

In 2011, she checked in to rehab to be treated for depression and alcohol and prescription drug abuse before reuniting with Girls Aloud in 2012 to celebrate their tenth anniversary together before the band split for good in early 2013.

Jethro insists Sarah’s many life experiences are shaping her new sound and, in particular, her deeply personal lyrics.

He said: “It’s all character building that’s why I like her. She’s real and that’s what I like in an artist and when she sings it she balls it out and the words really come from within. If I wrote any old pop throwaway song, it wouldn’t be believable.

“She’s kinda done that with Girls Aloud and so now it’s going to be music about her, what she represents and how she’s grown into a woman. She really does love music – she plays guitar, she DJs, she is involved in production, she knows her harmonies and music and she’s a really lovely girl. Us being so close recently has just come out the wrong way.”

Earlier this week, it was reported that the pair had a brief fling but Jethro has confirmed they are “just friends” now.

He said: “I can’t take the romance rumours seriously. Sarah said, ‘Just laugh it off’. I spoke to her before this interview and it’s nobody’s business. We’re just friends. That’s it.”

Jethro and the ‘Love Machine’ hitmaker first met around three years ago on a Jason Vale health retreat in Portugal and immediately hit it off.

He said: “I was there for two weeks and we just met there. We kept in touch on-and-off then I had a song that I thought she would be great on and she came down to record the vocals.”

Four months ago Sarah laid down her vocals on a chillstep cover of Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 smash hit ‘Time After Time’ which he’s very pleased with and plans to release.

And the blonde beauty is set to feature in Jethro’s upcoming video for his new single ‘Lovelorn’ which was written about an ex-girlfriend.

The “hedonist, sexy, dark” track features the live band members of Massive Attack and tells the story of a heartbroken woman who falls in love, but the lust of her life doesn’t love her back.

Jethro admits the video shoot had been delayed but teased: “Sarah’s going to look really beautiful and elegant. She’s going to be in a white ball gown but in a very organic backdrop – in the woods out in the country near Glastonbury – so it’s going to be muddy and we’ve got two interpretive dancers who are going to be wearing leotards.”

Also featuring on the chorus is ‘Pop Idol’ top 10 singer Rosie Ribbons whose vocals sit on an addictive resonating drum beat recorded by Damon Reece, with production by Jethro and Angelo Bruschini.

‘Lovelorn’ is out now via iTunes.

Sarah talks to OK magazine

Sarah has done an exclusive interview and photoshoot with OK magazine this week.

She Talks about her injury she got from taking part in The Jump, Cheryl and Liam, Girls Aloud and many other things, be sure to buy a copy.

You can find the scans Here

On the picture above Sarah is wearing a dress by Novo London, its currently onsale at the moment and only costs £50.00

You can buy it Here

On the picture above Sarah is wearing a dress by Lipsy, costing £58.00

You can buy it Here

 

Sarah congratulates Cheryl on the birth of her baby

Cheryl and Liam became parents on the 22nd March to a beautiful healthy baby boy.

Sarah tweeted her congratulations to them both over the weekend.

Sarah Harding Top Model

Sarah was the VIP host of the Top Model awards in London on the 18th March 2107, Sarah presented all the winners with their awards.

Sarah described the event as “Absolutely amazing!” and “Fabulous!”.

Sarah was present for the 2 shows that day.

The first show (above pic) she wore a dress by Michaela Frankova, costing £400 you can buy it Here

The second show (above pic) Sarah wore a dress by Omar Mansoor.

More pictures can be found

Here

Credit for all the pictures to www.facebook.com/TOPMODELUK/

Ghost review Manchester

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The good thing about bad reviews is that they certainly lower one’s expectations when heading to a show.
And so it is that Ghost the Musical returns to Manchester after a rather mixed reception to its run in this new, “reimagined” production from Bill Kenwright.
The good news is its two starring performers, Girls Aloud pop star Sarah Harding and former Hollyoaks actor Andy Moss, are much more polished than those nasty social media commentators would have you believe.
The bad news is, this “reimagining” of the show has stripped out most of the magical moments that made it such a big hit in the city when it had its world premiere here at Manchester Opera House back in 2011.
What remains is a sort of soap opera retelling of the hit 1990 movie starring Patrick Swayze as murdered Sam Wheat who must enlist the help of ‘phoney’ medium Oda Mae Brown to protect his love Molly Jensen from impending doom.
While the film drew memorable performances from all three leading roles (Demi Moore as Molly and Whoopi Goldberg in Oscar-winning formas Oda Mae), it’s only really the Oda Mae character that transforms convincingly in a musical stage version.
Jacqui Dubois is a joy as the comedic clairvoyant who finally inherits her family’s “gift” for communicating with the afterlife when ghost Sam arrives at her parlour. Her songs, Are You a Believer and I’m Outta Here, are the big showstoppers and it is Jacqui winning the biggest cheers at the curtain call at the Palace Theatre.
But there’s also a lot of hometown love for Stockport-raised Sarah and Denton’s Andy in the leading roles.
They do make an engaging couple on stage, with some sizzling chemistry to recreate the film’s now infamous pottery wheel scene.
This new production also makes fresh use of the film’s “anthem” of The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody which is a welcome addition.
Sarah and Andy said ahead of the show they hoped to “prove critics wrong” and the duo certainly proved they can belt out a song.
Few could fail to be moved by the show’s standout number With You, Molly’s heart-wrenching love letter of grief, which Sarah sings with pure, tender and all-too-real emotion, earning huge applause from the audience on opening night.
Ghost the Musical is at the Palace Theatre until Saturday, October 29

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-news/theatre-review-ghost-musical-palace-12081964

Sarah Harding Ghost Interview Manchester 1

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Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding and co-star Andy Moss are hoping for home town roars of approval for their performance of Ghost the musical at the Palace Theatre this week
Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding aims to “prove the critics wrong” as she prepares to make her hometown theatrical debut in Ghost the Musical in Manchester.

The new production of the musical starring pop star Sarah and former Hollyoaks star Andy Moss has faced its share of criticism since debuting in London earlier this year.

But Stockport-raised Sarah and Denton-born Andy are hoping that now they’re on home turf in Manchester, they will get a warm northern welcome from the audiences here.

The duo are both excited to be back home for the performances this week at the Palace Theatre of the musical, based on the hit 1980s movie starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, and which had its world premiere in Manchester back in 2011.
Sarah says: “I never thought in a million years I’d do a full on lead role in a musical, but anyone who knows me knows I like a challenge and I like to push myself above and beyond.

“I thought it could help improve my acting skills, and I’m singing solo a lot more than I have done before and it’s also great to tread the boards. It’s an iconic film that I love, I’m very honoured to do it.

“It’s also really nice to show a different side to me, a softer side of me. People think of me as the blonde loud lairy one from Girls Aloud, but that’s not me when I go home at the end of the night, that was a persona I was given in the band and I did play up to it quite a lot but that’s not me 24/7.”
Sarah says she preferred not to read comments about the early performances of the show, saying: “I choose not to engage in the negativity because at the end of the day this is what we’re doing, this is what we love doing, if you want to come and see it, come and see it and see if we can prove you wrong.”

Co-star Andy adds: “Obviously opening in London is different to opening anywhere else in the country. What we found was that most of the people commenting hadn’t even been to see the show. It was a weird experience because I’ve never had such negative stuff before, but it was just a small pocket of people who didn’t want the show to succeed, or were annoyed about people off the telly being cast in these roles.

“What we found is that at the end of each performance we know we’ve done a good job because the house is full and the crowd is applauding – and in Cardiff last week we were getting standing ovations.”
It’s certainly an emotional drama for the two – who play the star-crossed lovers Molly and Sam – including that very famous pottery wheel scene.

And they admit there will be extra emotion with so many family and friends cheering them on in Manchester this week.

Sarah says: “Manchester is our home and we want to do our families proud.”

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-news/sarah-harding-critics-wrong-ghost-12077707

Sarah releases a statement

Since appearing in The Jump I have been in constant pain with a knee injury, and as anyone who has experienced chronic pain will tell you, it can take a serious toll on you both physically and emotionally.
And at the same time I have the pressure of performing daily, for the first time in my career, in musical theatre – and as a lot of people know, I give the role of Molly in Ghost The Musical my absolute all at every performance.
But it is the relentless media scrutiny, the social media trolling and the sensationalised and at times fabricated stories in the press that hurt the most.
This opportunity was a dream come true for me. I have the privilege of working with a group of incredibly talented and dedicated individuals in a wonderful production. So despite some people and even some publications seemingly having an agenda to hurt me or to make me quit, I remain committed to the production, the cast, the crew, the producers and of course the amazing audiences round the UK who have been hugely supportive. Thank you all.

Sarah released the above press statement on Friday.

We don’t often comment of the stuff the press write about Sarah because we don’t feel the need to bring even more attention to the lies they seem fit to write, but on this occasion we feel we need to say something.

The abuse Sarah has received over the past few months has been heartbreaking for us to read so we dread to think how Sarah and her family and friends must feel reading it all. We have never understood why people feel the need to post abusive things to people they know nothing about. Are their own lifes lacking that they feel the need to do it? Do people not realise that celebrities are human? Yes we get that not everyone might like the person but why to go out of their way to send nasty, abusive comments to them!

The press have been so unfair and cruel to Sarah since Ghost started but especially more so over the past week, where some publications have literally brought up every single bad thing that has happened in Sarahs life, why do they feel the need to do this. If they aren’t bringing up her past they are fabricating stories claiming a source has told them, as soon as you see the term source in an article you know its going to be full of bullshit. We often wonder if journalists have feelings, would they want someone to write an article like they write about their daughter, sister, friend? We highly doubt most of them would, so the question is why do they think they can write it about someone that they don’t know? Whenever they post an article about Ghost they always post the negative comments and never the positive ones, why is this? We have seen so many positive comments about Sarah’s role in Ghost yet the press never publish those. Maybe instead of writing negative articles tearing Sarah apart all the time they should write a positive one, giving her credit for the hard work shes doing and use the positive comments that are tweeted.

We have seen Sarah in Ghost a few times and we think she’s amazing in it, she really does have such a good voice, shes doing herself and everyone proud (and no we’re not being biased there). We went to see the show in Blackpool and when we checked into our B&B the owners asked why we’d come to Blackpool and we said to watch Ghost they said, we watched that last week and Sarah Harding was really good in it and didn’t deserve all the abuse she was receiving, we’d not even mentioned Sarah to them and that was what they said to us.

We’re going to appeal to people and say go and watch Ghost yourself and form your own opinions instead of listening to the press, the trolls online and the bitter people who are just pissed off the role has gone to Sarah and not some musical theatre student.

We’re also going to appeal to the press and online trolls, before you write/tweets abusive articles/comments please try to think about how it all must be making Sarah feel, shes a human being at the end of the day and doesn’t deserve this constant harassment shes receiving. Sarah is one of the sweetest people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting, she is also such a hardworking woman who always puts 110% into every single thing that she does.

If you want to book tickets for Ghost heres the dates left of the tour and the links you need.

17th – 22th October

Cardiff New Theatre

Sarah is schedule to appear for all performances

https://tickets.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/WEBPAGES/EntaWebShow/ShowDatesCombo.aspx

25th – 29th October

Manchester Palace Theatre

Sarah is schedule to appear for all performances

http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/ghost-the-musical-tickets/

31st October – 5th November

Oxford New Theatre

Sarah is schedule to appear for all performances

http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/ghost-the-musical-tickets/

8th – 12th November

Dublin Bord Gais

Sarah is schedule to appear for all performances

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=ghost&q=ghost

14th – 19th November

Leeds Grand Theatre

Sarah is schedule to appear for all performances

https://www.leedsgrandtheatre.com/Online/ghost

21st – 26th November

Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre

Sarah is schedule to appear for all performances

http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/ghost-the-musical-tickets/

28th November – 3rd December

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Sarah is schedule to appear for all performances

https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/ghost-the-musical/

 

Sarah Harding Birthday Charity Fundraiser 2016

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As most of you will already be aware for the past 3 years we have raised money for charity for Sarah’s birthday. Sarah can afford to buy anything she wants herself so this is something nice that the fans can do to help Sarah celebrate her birthday.

To donate here’s the link you need

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SarahHardingBirthday2016

You can also donate via text by texting SNHB49 followed by the amount you want to donate upto £10 and send to 70070

We spoke to Sarah about this in Birmingham when Ghost was playing there and we asked what charity she’d like us to raise money for this year and she said Canine Partners, you might remember that Sarah visited Canine Partners as part of the Pride of Britain tour in 2014.

Sarah said about her visit

I couldn’t believe it when they showed me a dog who can open a washing machine, put the washing in and close the door.

The work these volunteers do is incredibly selfless and they are just the kind of people who should be recognised by Pride of Britain – they’ll be getting my nomination.

Here’s a video of Sarah visiting Canine Partners, credit to the Mirror for the video.

Canine Partners is an amazing charity, so come on guys get donating and lets see if we can beat last years total.

WHAT CANINE PARTNERS DO

Canine Partners is a registered charity that transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs. Our amazing dogs bring a greater independence and quality of life to their partners, offering security, companionship, and practical help with everyday household tasks. These life-changing dogs also provide psychological and social benefits including increased independence, confidence, social interaction and self-esteem.

We receive no government funding and rely solely on donations from the public and legacies to help us continue our life-transforming work.

Our assistance dogs are trained to meet the needs of individuals with even the most complex physical disabilities. We currently help adults aged 18 and over (both civilians and former service personnel) who have a physical disability or condition that affects their daily life and limits their independence.

Some of the disabilities and conditions we work with are:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spinal injuries and head injuries
  • Stroke
  • Osteoarthritis and scoliosis
  • Arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Friedrich’s ataxia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spina bifida
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bones)

We are working in partnership with Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and other services organisations to provide assistance dogs for veterans and those wounded in service

For more information see the link below

https://caninepartners.org.uk/