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Hugh Laurie is an actor, comedian, director, voice artist and occasional musician, originally from Oxford, England. Initially, he rose to fame when he performed standup with Stephen Fry in the double act then known as “Fry and Laurie”. They became a popular team, playing shows around the UK. The two then appeared in many other comedy acts later on in their career as well, including “Jeeves and Wooster” and “Blackadder”. But today, he is perhaps most known for playing the lead role in the hit television series, “House”. His portrayal of the title character, Dr. Gregory House catapulted him to fame in the United States and eventually all over the world. He became a multiple Emmy Award nominee (having been nominated six times), took home the Golden Globe Award twice, along with a couple of Screen Actor Guild Awards. He also became the highest paid television actor, making as much as $700,000 for every episode. Thus, be it a comedy show or a music concert, Hugh Laurie tickets are always fan favorites.
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Laurie’s music career has also seen its fair share of media attention. After playing shows and recording a few songs here and there, he finally scored a legitimate record deal in 2010 with “Warner Bros.”. In 2011, his first major album, “Let Them Talk” was released. The record received a gold certification in the UK and in Argentina and went Platinum in France. It also was the number one album on the Austrian charts, and peaked at number 2 in the UK charts. Up until this point, he was only playing smaller gigs and venues where cheap Hugh Laurie tickets were sold. This new album has given him the chance to reach out to newer audiences and perform his live shows to a bigger crowd.
The first single off his record was “You Don’t Know My Mind”. Laurie stuck with a bluesy theme for the album, collaborating with singers with the likes of Tom Jones and Dr. John; artists that are known figures in blues music. He also recorded a duet with Irma Thomas on the album. A song off the album that became popular with the fans was “St. James Infirmary”. It received a lot of radio airplay on request, and has managed to chart in three different countries. Now that his music career is officially a go, he has been playing at his concert tour every night this summer.
Even though his official entry into the music industry is fairly recent, Laurie is no stranger to music. He has been playing the piano ever since he was six years old. He has also taught himself to play a variety of different instruments including the guitar, harmonica, drums and the saxophone. Over his time on television, he would sometimes put his musical abilities on display through the various shows in was in. He sang in a few episodes of “A Bit of Fry and Laurie”, “House”, and in “Jeeves and Wonder”. He also sang and played when, in 2006, he was chosen to host “Saturday Night Live”. He also takes part in the celebrity charity rock band based in Los Angeles, “Band From TV”. It is a group consisting entirely of television actors and actresses. He plays the keyboard and provides vocals for the band. This band, too, plays charity shows throughout the year, so get cheap Hugh Laurie tickets to get a chance to see him perform as part of the rock group as well.
Laurie has also collaborated with Meat Loaf on one of his songs. This partnership came about when Meat Loaf appeared in an episode of “House” called “Simple Explanation”. Laurie ended up playing the piano for the singer on a song called “If I Can’t Have You” from his 2010 record, “Hang Cool Teddy Bear”. You can catch him performing a cover of this song by getting tickets to one of his new shows. Laurie has played many different musical instruments on “House” as well. He is an expert with the “Les Paul” and “Gibson Flying V” guitars. This is because his music style is greatly influenced by the classic rock era. His character on the show owns one of the “Hammond B-3” unique organs with which he once performed “Whiter Shade of Pale”. So get Hugh Laurie tickets to witness the actor finally put his complete, solo musical prowess on show. Listeners of bluesy rock are definitely in for a treat.
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