7 May 2013 ISTANBULIEVABLE So we find ourselves in incredible and insane Istanbul! The pulse of this city is electric and crazy, and also deeply spiritual. The history screams from every cobblestone, every wall and every mosque...literally...five times a day!! The city is breathtakingly beautiful, as are the people. So friendly, so humble, so willing to go out of their way to make sure you are having a good time. We visited the Blue Mosque, the New Mosque, the Aya Sofia (or the Hagia Sophia), the Grand Bazaar, the Spice markets...and that was just one day! So much more to see. We have a pretty grueling performance and promo schedule, so we need to pace ourselves, but when in Turkey...xxx
MiG in front of The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
28 April 2013 PRAGUE, CZECH ONE-TWO!! So here we are in possibly the most beautiful city I have ever seen...Prague. I have always dreamed of coming here and have been looking forward to this leg of the tour since it was first confirmed. We were actually supposed to have 3 days off here, but the promoters decided to send us to Ostrava for one show only. This is all fine and good, as we had a fine time in Ostrava, but the charm and magic of Prague is hard to compete with. Prague has even exceeded my very high expectations, and is more spectacular than I have imagined. I think I am getting arthritis in my over-active shutter trigger finger...I need to get a new external drive to store all my shots!!
The crew have been stretched to the limit this week with a load-in, load-out, travel day and more load-ins and outs every day...yet they do so with a smile and a song and tell me that it's what they love to do. I am so in awe of this group of people as they have a mammoth task and do it with such expertise and professionalism and with good humour and enthusiasm. This week definitely belongs to them.
We find ourselves at the half-way point of this world tour and we are feeling the change of the seasons from Arctic winters to Mediterranean summers. We are off to Istanbul on Monday, and am so excited, but will miss Prague with all my heart. I am coming back for sure...xxx
11 April 2013 Just finished soundcheck. It's time to rock Holland to the core, Amsterdammit!!!
2 April 2013 You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why...WE WILL ROCK YOU'S coming to town...SOFIA, Bulgaria is ready to ROCK!!! xxx
1 April 2013 LEAVING THE HOOD So we're done with naughty-Nottingham...Robin Hood country! What a week this has been!! It was so cool for the cast to touch base with home, and with loved ones again, and great to have such appreciative and HUGE audiences all week at the Capitol FM Arena here. And on top of all that...The 'Hairy God Of Rock' himself, Brian May came to blow the roof off with us on opening night!! I always have to pinch myself when I perform with Brian. Moments like these just do not get any better. His humble nature and loving spirit accompanied by his incredible talent continues to inspire me. But alas, we move on!! I travel to Sofia, Bulgaria today for a short promo trip and then to Dublin, Ireland for a pint of Guiness...and I might even do a few shows there too... xxxx
MiG, Brian May & Lauren Samuels on the set of WE WILL ROCK YOU in Nottingham, UK
27 March 2013 Just sound checked BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY with Brian May!! Rock n roll fantasies don't get bigger than this!!!
25 March 2013 A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE HORSENS FORUM. Finland: Done. Denmark: Done. Nottingham, England, here we come! Two countries, five cities, and we've only just begun. This tour is massive! And loving it...
20 March 2013 So we opened last night in Horsens to roaring response. It has been snowing steadily since we arrived here from Copenhagen and the wintery landscape is breathtaking. Copenhagen was a complete delight. I might even want to move back there one day...when it's warmer. Can't get rid of any jackets and sweaters just yet! But Scandinavia is definitely rocking our world right now!!
Our modest little cottage in Horsens, Denmark
12 March 2013 Opened WWRY in COPENHAGEN tonight!! This place is wonderful, wonderful... And so beautiful in every way...and they know how to ROCK!!! (also the Danish word for "ME" is "MIG") This place has my name all over it!!! xxxxx
7 March 2013 GREAT DANES! So we are in Denmark now, about to open in Aalborg tonight. We have had a chance to re-charge and re-group, ready for another opening, another city, another country. Scandinavia has truly been showing off how beautiful this part of the world is. Now to see how hard they rock!
Aalborg, Denmark in sight, we invade and take no prisoners!
4 March 2013 We are so FINNISHED!!! Goodbye FINLAND!! What an amazing experience you have been! I'll be back...maybe when it's a little warmer...Lookout Denmark, Finland has set the bar very high. Here we come, ready or not...xxx
4 March 2013 So buzzed still from the near capacity crowd last night in Helsinki, which included Queen's very own ROGER TAYLOR... we're in the middle of a 5 show weekend at -8ºC outside, it has been snowing all night, and I cannot wait to get out there to do it all again!!! ROCK ON, FINLAND!!!! xxx
2 March 2013 Time to give 'em HELL, Helsinki!!! City #2 ROCKS HARD!!! Xxxx
27 February 2013 So...Opening night was a huge success! The crowd and producers all very happy. Very proud of the awesome WWRY team!! Despite me cracking my head open early on in Act 2, I managed to finish the show and no-one would have been the wiser, if it weren't for the blood trickling down the back of my head...THE SHOW MUST GO ON!! Paramedics, hospital and then off to the after-party. Now THAT is ROCK'N'ROLL, baby!!!!! xxxx
MiG @the HK Areena, Turku, Finland
26 February 2013 THIS IS IT! We flew into a snow covered Helsinki yesterday and a breathtaking bus ride to Turku gave us at least a quick look at this amazing Northern country called Finland! We are just about to head off to HK Arena for our sound checks and final preparations for our OPENING NIGHT TONIGHT!!! This has been a long-time in the planning and we are finally here. I can't wait to finally perform this amazing show in front of an audience. CHOOKAS everyone, and fasten seat-belts...HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo.......!!!!
22 February 2013 Loved THE BODYGUARD with Hannah and Bianca @hannahjanefox @heatherheadley...AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!
21 February 2013 GOODBYE WEMBLEY We are now at the end of the rehearsal period for WE WILL ROCK YOU. We have been working on getting this monster off the ground, and it's time to let it fly! It has been such a joy working with old friends Tony Edge, Mike Dixon and Giorgia Barberi. The whole process has been a dream from the beginning, and so full of laughter and positivity. Now we have to put all this training into effect. It has always been a dream to play Wembley, and although it was to an empty arena, still, I count that box ticked! Everyone is in such high spirits and are taking the next few days to pack and say goodbye to friends and family. I have in effect, been touring already since early January, but still am taking this time to say goodbye to my beloved London.
20 February 2013 MiGalileo Figaro!! Last day at Wembley...Finland, here we come!
19 February 2013 HELLO WEMBLEY!! What a magnificent sight first thing in the morning!!!
15 February 2013 The WWRY boys get their assigned robes and are ready to...ROCK!
14 February 2013 OUT INTO THE NIGHT, DOWN ON THE STREETS We have finished our first day of tech rehearsals on the new set of WWRY. The cast are buzzing with excitement as we put all the elements together: the band, the sound, the lights, the set, the props...It's all coming together so well. This is a sure-fire hit, and we just have to keep bringing our A-game. Four weeks at the picturesque 3 Mills Studios will soon seem a distant memory as we surge forwards to cities around the world. We are all in high spirits and I am confident the show will be AWESOME!! Day 2...here we go...xxx PS: Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!! There's a lot of love in the room....xxxx
MiG in front of 3 Mills Studios, Bromley-By-Bow, London
13 February 2013 1st day on the WWRY set! Tech rehearsals are GO!!
11 February 2013 At sound check at the Hippodrome, about to sing with @TheNathanJames!!
10 February 2013 Back in the studio with Simon Pinto!!
9 February 2013 Last day's rehearsal at 3 Mills Studios for WWRY, with Ben Elton upping the ante and putting lead in our pencils!!
3 February 2013 I am so blown away by the talent at West End Fest tonight!!
29 January 2013 AUSTRALIA DAY We’re well into our third week of rehearsals for the tour. It’s all going incredibly well. Much better than I even hoped. It feels great to be back as ‘Galileo’. He fits me like a nice comfortable pair of jeans. What makes it even better is the great people I am working with. The new cast of this production have surprised me every day with their talent, and unbridled enthusiasm. They are a wonderful group of people and I grow fonder of them every day. I do feel very blessed to be given this opportunity. I was also very fortunate to have been involved in the Australia Day edition of SUNDAY IN THE APARTMENT at Australia House over the weekend. It was such a spectacular venue for a wonderful event. I am sure this weekend’s WEST END FEST will be just as awesome. I just need to get new super cold weather gear for Finland. Within a couple of days last week, I split my jeans, punctured my boots and broke my jacket zipper. There will be no room for wardrobe malfunctions in Turku, where it was -21ºC last week.
27 January 2013 Loving Australia House. Very noice...
18 January 2013 Am in love with everyone on stage at the Dominion Theatre tonight. WWRY just keeps getting BETTER!!
14 January 2013 Starting rehearsals today for WE WILL ROCK YOU and after all this time I am still a MUPPET!! A great, vibrant young cast of rockstars. So thrilled to be a part of this...And the snow is falling thick. Xxx
12 January 2013 Just wanted to say how grateful I am for all the birthday wishes from all over the world! You have made my day. Xxx
11 January 2013 Thank you all so much for all your birthday wishes!! I feel so loved and special today! Thank you from a very happy, yet older man! Always love, MiG X
11 January 2013 January 10, 2013 VIRGIN ATLANTIC ACROSS THE POND Today my journey begins. Today is the beginning of a new chapter. A new volume. A new dawn. A new life. I am on board a Virgin Atlantic flight from JFK to Heathrow, to start rehearsals for the new World Arena Tour of WE WILL ROCK YOU. I start rehearsals on Monday. I am excited and scared at the same time. This tour is massive and there is a lot of pressure to get this right. I have to play all my trump cards. I need to bring my A-Game. A lot is expected. Much is on the line. I have left behind a life I have loved and I look ahead to a life of much upheaval and instability. I am open to the Universe of Possibilities & Abundance. This is an opportunity of a life-time and I plan on giving it everything I’ve got. I do not take this challenge lightly. I have only dreamed of a situation like this and I will give it my all. Here I go again on my own…and I’m feeling good.
17 December 2012 This is my Goddaughter, Arianna Isabel Legarda. Welcome to the Family...love Ninong Miggy (The Godfather) Xxxx
15 December 2012 So looking forward to jamming at PERLAS tonight!!
10 December 2012 So happy I'll be back as Galileo for WWRY World Arena Tour!
4 December 2012 PUTTIN' ON THE KITZ Just spent 5 glorious days in Kitzbühel, Austria, one of my favourite places on the planet. Playing with Simon Pinto and the gang for Renate's birthday party...pure joy! Thanks to all at Villa Mellon and Villa Licht for all the wine, laughter and song. TT!! You da man!!! xxx
25 November 2012 Rehearsing with the Machine Elves for the HATE THE HATE gig tonight at the HIGHLINE BALLROOM. These guys are LOUD and AWESOME!!
6 November 2012 MiG reporting live from Narai, Japan.
5 November 2012 The locals gettin' Miggy with it... na na na na na na...
4 November 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja MiGGY....xx
3 November 2012 Had an awesome day with Mum and learned a lot of new photo tips from my new sen-sai. Loving Kyoto, loving Japan!!!xxx
2 November 2012 Konichiwa and greetings from Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan! I finally made it here after 5 flight cancellations from NY. I tried to escape Hurricane Sandy by leaving last Sunday, but as I got to Newark, they closed the airport! So I had no choice but to stay in NY and brace the storm. Unfortunately, my mother was waiting for me in Tokyo for this photographic expedition we were to venture on together. She was in great company as our tour guide, Alfonso Calero made sure not a second was wasted. I however have missed out on a lot of sushi, sake and sights! I look forward to catching up with them in Kyoto tomorrow morning, which means a quick nap at this hotel and then the bullet train onwards. I have to congratulate the American Airlines staff and all at JFK who treated everyone with respect and humour. So many passengers to get in the air, yet it was all done with efficiency and a smile. Even the TSA were super friendly! And then the God of travel sent me a surprise upgrade to Business Class, which was like winning the lottery for this weary traveler. A special thank you to Diane who spoiled me rotten in the air!! It was a magnificent journey after such a harrowing week. Our place lost power on Monday night, and so we had to ration everything we could. We were lucky though to be safe and not flooded. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost loved ones and or their homes. It was a huge storm and we are still suffering the effects. We just have to be grateful for our blessings and wait patiently for NY to get back its power and then on its feet. I also have to be thankful for the vets who took care of my little dog Powder. It was a little touch and go there, but she's home, a little shaved in the wrong areas, but she's alive and wagging her tail...xxx
29 October 2012 We've just lost power...! Light 'em up, cause we're going down.....
22 October 2012 Had a ball at the THE MUSIC OF QUEEN: ROCK AND SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR last night in Grand Rapids, Michigan!
Photography by Sally Finneran
Photography by Sally Finneran
Photography by Sally Finerran
21 October 2012 At sound check for QUEEN SYMPHONIC spectacular, Grand Rapids, Michigan! It's going to be awesome!
With Jenna-lee James, Julie Stark, Jason Wooten, Brandon Ethridge, Angus Clarke...
20 October 2012 BUT I'M OVAH HERE NOW!! Guy hears no evil, but I'm willing to risk an eye...
13 October 2012 Am at Goodpenny Live #GPLive and loving it!
9 October 2012 MiG Ayesa in...LOST IN TRANSLATION. Had a comfortable, extremely civilized yet lonely bizarre night at the Narita Hilton. About to fly 13 hours to New York... That's why God invented business class. Take me away ANA... Xxx
5 October 2012 Getting excited about performing with Christian Bautista tomorrow night at the Meralco Theater. Check out the promo videos on the site: http://www.stages.com.ph/xclass
17 September 2012 BENCH UNIVERSE 2012 Well, it's been days since I performed for the BENCH UNIVERSE show at the Mall Of Asia Arena, but I am still buzzing from the experience. It was a huge show on every level. I made some great new friends and loved every bit of being a part of this extravaganza. It was a great honour to open the show. The local talent matched the imported variety, and Pinoy Pride must be bursting with what they achieved here. Underwear models...MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES! xxx
America's Next Top Models...Dominique Reighard, Sophie Sumner, Allison Harvard...and MiG?!
12 September 2012 I'm sharing a room with my mate Manny. Just saying.
11 September 2012 Nearly fell over from the surprise of seeing the beautiful Emily Williams (ROCK OF AGES - Broadway) at rehearsals for the BENCH SHOW today! Amazing!! Xx
10 September 2012 JR kicked my ass at FTX Gym!!
6 September 2012 THE MiGGLE HAS LANDED. Nice to be back, Manila. Gotta sleep now...xxxzzz
22 August 2012 Start spreading the news... I'm leaving today. I wanna be a part of it, New York, New York!! Bye London. You've been a beautiful and worthy friend. Hope to come back again some day... Xxx
20 August 2012 Still bathing in the awesomeness of the talent I had the privilege to join last night at WEST END FEST in Covent Garden. You all need to SIT DOWN!!! Xxx
8 August 2012 As the flood waters yet again rise in Manila, my prayers go out to all Filipinos that they stay safe and unaffected by the never-ending rain. I hope the rain stops, the waters recede and that no more casualties result from this latest deluge. As Britain stays glued to the Olympics, images of a sunken Manila snap us back into reality. You are not alone...hang in there! xxx
29 July 2012 My last day at THRILLER LIVE in London at the Lyric Theatre. It's been a wonderful gig! You give your all and still keep giving. I will miss you and cherish my time with you. Thank you all. Thank you Michael. Always love, MiG xxxx
26 July 2012 It's the day before the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games 2012, and the city is buzzing like I've never experienced it before. There is so much excitement and the city is just showing off in every way imaginable. I feel so lucky to be here at this time and am again at the crossroads. I finish with THRILLER LIVE this Sunday, July 29. Only five shows left, and I am trying to make every second count. After the show, I will be working for the London Media Centre as an editor's assistant, helping put together footage of London and the Games. It's a chance for me to hone in my editing skills as well as gain valuable experience, and it's my little way of being part of this momentous occasion. Let the Games begin!
24 July 2012 Summer has landed in London AT LAST! Not sure how long this will last but we are all making the most of it. Am starting my last week at THRILLER LIVE! 7 shows to go, finishing July 29. Am soaking in every moment. Sha 'mon!! Xxx
20 July 2012 Backstage at THRILLER LIVE. So excited to be in London 2012! Xxx
17 July 2012 Just when you thought something couldn't get even more spectacular...!!! Jet-lagging like a b*#+@ but excited to be here. London is on FIRE!! Xxx
17 July 2012 LONDON. LOVE IT. Unpack, shower, haircut at Andrew Brown's, then off to THRILLER LIVE! No rest for the wicked...and I have been very wicked!! xx
16 July 2012 Delta...you're a great way to fly!! Just about to leave New York. London, here I come!!
14 July 2012 We had our cast party at my ancestral home in San Miguel, lovingly restored as an acclaimed restaurant museum called LA COCINA DE TITA MONING. My cousin Suzette has turned the home into an amazing dining experience, so that you can sample the ancient recipes of my Gigi (grandmother) amidst the romantic setting of an elegant era long gone. My grandfather was not only a skilled doctor, but was an avid photographer and an amateur radio enthusiast (HAM operator). Seeing his rig and call sign DU1-AL brought back so many wonderful memories of my grandparents who had a regular schedule with us in Australia (my father also became a HAM operator). This was in the days before the internet, and Skype was nothing but a fanciful imagination of science fiction.
8 July 2012 My very special family. I will miss you all. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly with open arms. I will never forget this time with you. It was truly awesome. Please take care, stay in touch and hope we will meet again. I suck at goodbyes... so this is my way of saying I love you all.xxx
7 July 2012 It's the final countdown! The last day of ROCK OF AGES - Manila. I am so grateful for the opportunity of a lifetime to share this amazing experience with my incredible new family. I will miss you all. Let's not say goodbye...see you again. But in the meantime...I WANNA ROCK!!!
5 July 2012 The PogiBoyz (with a 'Z'...Manila's answer to THE MOST HANDSOME MEN IN THE WORLD) rocked Radio Republic last night!!
29 June 2012 I spent yesterday at the amazing MINT (Meridian International College). The students organized such a wonderful event and I had a ball being grilled by the awesome Pinky Amador. To all those who made me feel so welcome, I thank you and congratulate you. This school is already creating industry leaders of tomorrow. I was so honoured and so touched by your warmth and awesomeness!!
21 June 2012 Well, we have opened in Manila and the response has been so amazing, we have completely sold out the original season! They have had to add two more shows to the season to keep up with the demand for tickets. You can't argue with that! I had a great time at Radio Republic last week and am looking forward to doing more with this amazing group, who do everything they can to support local musicians and their craft.
20 June 2012 A special thanks and debt of gratitude and appreciation to all the doctors, nurses and staff at Makati Medical Center for taking such good care of me the past couple of days. Your kindness, expertise and professionalism will always be remembered. THANK YOU!!xxx
14 June 2012 Our preview performance in front of our first audience was truly a blast. The response was amazing and we are so glad to finally be in show shape! I am so proud of our Manila team. We are all set for opening night tonight. CHOOKAS to you all. Let’s DO THIS!!
11 June 2012 Everyone's getting into the spirit of ROCK OF AGES! With our impending opening night this weekend and the premiere of the movie just moments away, Manila is rocking OUT! Walking into the new (and truly awesome!) POWER MAC CENTER, I was welcomed like a rockstar. For me being a MAC-O-PHILE, I may as well have been receiving a Grammy!! xxxx
11 June 2012 The Manila company of ROCK OF AGES on our last day at the rehearsal studio. Into The RCBC tomorrow, and we're moving into the Bourbon Room. Can't wait!!!
10 June 2012 I spent the day with my cousin Suzette, doing the amazing Intramuros Tour by Carlos Celrdan. Carlos takes you on a historic journey of Old Manila, that will amaze you, inspire you, move you, uplift you and above all, entertain you. Complete with a kalesa ride and finished off with your own halo-halo, this tour is a MUST DO for any visitor to Manila. His passion for the city is contagious and it will change the way you view Manila forever.
8 June 2012 Posing for a shot with Boy Abunda and the whole 'BANDILA' team on the set at ABS-CBN, Manila after being interviewed. Such a fun interview...but I think I gave Boy Abunda a lap-dance...SOMEBODY STOP ME!!
3 June 2012 We are getting the picture of how this show is going to go, and it's going to be AWESOME! The cast never cease to amaze me with their talent and enthusiasm. Only 11 days now until our first show, and we are steam-rolling into oblivion, taking no prisoners. We just gave people a taste of what's to come on the popular TV show "ASAP", and by all accounts the appetites are whet!
25 May 2012 The cast of THRILLER LIVE on stage at the Lyric Theatre, London. Notice the demon eyes...? No make up needed for the zombie number then. The evil of... The THRILLER! Ok. Bleary eyed at Heathrow. Delirious. Bye London. NYC, here I come...x
24 May 2012 My last show (until July) and am so excited to see Cody from bROAdway! Stay funky THRILLER fans!! Can't believe how awesome the weather just turned to summer. Spectacular London!!! Flying to NYC for 1 day only...xxxx
20 May 2012 Crazy Sunday!! Was only supposed to do the Matinee then West End concert, but have to do the evening show due to illness in the cast! Running off to St. Paul's straight after THRILLER! Ay ay ay!!!
18 May 2012 Arianna Isabelle Legarda - My newest niece...makes a very proud Uncle Miggy xxx
17 May 2012 HERE I GO AGAIN ON MY OWN...
16 May 2012 So proud of my THRILLER cast last night. So many people off with illness, no swings left, a skeleton crew, yet they gave their all and it was possibly the best show yet!! xxx
14 May 2012 Happy 10th Anniversary, WE WILL ROCK YOU!! So proud to be a part of you...xxxxxxxxx
10 May 2012 Traveling back from Paris to London on the Eurostar. The only way to fly...
8 May 2012 Ahhh Paris. You never, ever get old...except for that you are ancient. Je t'aime beaucoup!!! X
7 May 2012 Am about to board the Eurostar to Paris...loving myself sick right now. X
25 April 2012 As I munch on my Anzac biccie on the other side of the world, I thank all you Diggers for your service and sacrafice. Lest we forget.
24 April 2012 Less than 100 days to go before the Olympics and the scaffolding and veils have started to come down, revealing a London that is ready to become the centre of the Universe. It's a very exciting time to be here and London is scrubbing up really nice...
19 April 2012 Drought?! London in drought?! You call this a drought?! I'm from Australia. This ain't no drought. X
15 April 2012 KEW GARDENS In the midst of a summer-like warm spell in London, I went to visit the Kew Gardens near Richmond. So incredibly beautiful and huge! Only got a chance to see 1/10 of it. I am waiting for real summer weather to hit before I make another visit, but it will be sure worth the wait!
13 April 2012 And...I'm back!! Finally had a great show tonight after 3 unsuccessful attempts at returning to work. Dr. Tom Harris and Peter at PhysioEd are magicians. Had my best show EVER! Knock on wood...x
7 April 2012 Happy Easter to you all! Hope you are sharing it with loved ones who love you back just as much! xxx
5 April 2012 SEA PATROL, HOUSE, CSI, SVU, COLD CASE, FLASHPOINT...stop with the great tv!! Gotta get off this sofa!
4 April 2012 Think I came back to work too early...just can't shut me up!!
4 April 2012 This coughing has got to stop sometime! Beautiful sun outside, but have become wary of any chill in the air...
3 April 2012 Hay fever + drop in temperature + singing every day = cold. My 3rd one this year. Booooo! Am not performing THRILLER tonight. Will be sticking my head in a steamer. Booooo!!
27 March 2012 I have not seen the sun like this in London for a long time. Sun. sun. sun. Here it comes.
22 March 2012 Never want to leave Villa Licht... But alas, back to reality. I love you Kitzbühel!!
20 March 2012 Sucks to be me.
20 March 2012 Waking up and the sun is out here in beautiful Kitzbühel. Heaven, woah- woah!!!
19 March 2012 At Gatwick airport about to fly to Innsbruck. It's 6:37am, after 2 THRILLER shows and no sleep...yet still excited!!
17 March 2012 Happy St. Pat's day to all you Irish People, old boys and ex-Pats!!!!
10 March 2012 KILLER THRILLER We are in full swing with the show. My voice is behaving itself and those ridiculously high notes seem more attainable...but never easy. The weather is warming up and even the sun is out today. Won't see much of it though as it's a two show day. Buckle up, we're going in...
1 March 2012 Just had the best massage ever. Thai massage at Kobkun, Upper St. Islington. Blissssssssssss......
26 February 2012 Am loving the new Le Pain that opened up yesterday in Wardour St, so near to stage door. I feel like I'm in NY there for a minute...
26 February 2012 When people ask me, "Why the capital G in 'MiG'?", it's because I'm..."
25 February 2012 I am truly enjoying doing the show now. My voice seems to be back. It will never be a vocal walk in the park, as MJ sings so incredibly high, but it’s a challenge and a wonderful journey. There is so much of London to take in! I love being here, and being part of the incredible West End community. I saw GHOST last week and was so moved by the performances, the music and the staging. I hope to see as many shows as possible here and soak it all in.
21 February 2012 Wow! Finally been able to sleep in past 8:30!! I broke the curse...10:45am!!! But now can't get out of bed. Oh oh...
20 February 2012 Am watching and loving GHOST at the Piccadilly Theatre.
18 February 2012 Had a couple of great shows today. Tonight's audience were very lovely! So nice to have my voice back, but this gig will never be a walk in the park...Hee hee!!
17 February 2012 Always a great time with great friends...
15 February 2012 Just spent some time with very special people at Bournemouth. Heading back to London now. Beautiful day...
14 February 2012 Happy Valentine's Day... Hope you feel loved, not just today but wish that every day is Valentine's Day for you.
12 February 2012 Coconut sorbet accompanying an awesome cappuccino at Gelupo. Yummy!!
4 February 2012 The red glow of the Windmill shines over the snow outside the stage door of the Lyric Theatre. The snow made London look so beautiful, and the transport chaos!
3 February 2012 Jam Jam, here comes the MiG... Had a great show tonight. Voice is coming back! Am starting to get my groove back. That cold was just awful!! I think we're expecting snow tomorrow...
2 February 2012 I will be on tonight at THRILLER for the complete show! Ready or not...Sha'mon!!!
31 January 2012 THRILLER opening night tonight. Am still not 100% with my voice but the show must go on. Yikes!!
29 January 2012 Had an awesome day in the village of Stoke Newington, then saw the final show of the previous cast of THRILLER, now watching UNDERBELLY Season 1 on TV. Priceless!!
29 January 2012 The majestic dome of St. Paul's cathedral. Spectacular any time of the day.
27 January 2012 HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY! Here I am backstage with the PRISCILLA Divas (Portia, Charlotte & Amelia) at the AUSTRALIA UNLIMITED Launch Party last night at the Grange Hotel. These ladies can SING! Download the free AUSTRALIA UNLIMITED App for your iPad. While you're there download the MiG App too!!
26 January 2012 HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY EVERYBODY!!! Oi! Oi! Oi!
25 January 2012 Rehearsed all day at the Lyric Theatre. Gave me a taste of life in the West End. Very cool indeed. But this cold has GOT to go. Am hitting the sack earliest since I was 5 years old!
24 January 2012 One week until opening night of THRILLER. We are all feeling the pressure. I am feeling a cough...DAMN YOUR DAMPNESS, LONDON!
21 January 2012 Am at the second week of rehearsals for THRILLER. Things starting to click and make sense. Still looking for my inner MJ. Have become more of a fan of his than ever before...
12 January 2012 To all of you who sent me messages, cards, called me, visited me, sang for me for my birthday, THANK YOU!!!!
10 January 2012 2nd Day of THRILLER rehearsals. Got to meet the new dancers and my fellow cast mates, as well as the director, choreographers and spent the day working on songs with the awesome John Maher. Then went to see JERSEY BOYS on the West End. AMAZING show! Saw it on Broadway years ago, and loved it as much here. Great cast. Inspirational.
9 January 2012 First day of THRILLER rehearsals in London. Haven't sung this high since 2007!!
6 January 2012 The Boris Bikes, cycle hire in London. Bloody brilliant!
5 January 2012 Me and my mate Wally. Had a great catch up today... and a cider. A brutha from anutha mutha!!
4 January 2012 Spent the last few days in Wales with my friends the Stuarts in their amazingly beautifully idyllic Welsh manor home, complete with bubbling brook and waterfall right at their doorstep. Breathtaking countryside, the friendliest people on earth, and beautiful friends...Priceless.
2 January 2012 What??! A beautiful day in London!! Sun??!! It's going to be a great year...I can smell it!!
1 January 2012 It's a new year, it's a new day, it's a new life...and I'm feeling good! 2012 is here. Who knows what adventures it will bring? But I'm ready for you, buddy. Let's tear this up!!!
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