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David Essex is a British singer, actor and musical theatre performer known to millions worldwide. In 1978 he featured on the original double album, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds, as The Artilleryman. Now, almost 40 years later and for the first time since its inception, he returns as The Voice of Humanity. David and Jeff first worked together in 1973 when Jeff became David’s Producer and Arranger; the classic song Rock On was Number One in the U.S, received a Grammy nomination for David and won Jeff the UK NME Award for Best Single. David’s remarkable career boasts theatre, film, TV, concerts and records: 19 Top 40 UK Singles - including two Number Ones - and 16 Top 40 Albums. Having first shot to fame as Jesus in Godspell, his stage work since includes his iconic role as Che in Evita and All the Fun of the Fair which is based on his hit own songs. David also starred in BBC One’s EastEnders as the charismatic Eddie Moon.
(Source: The War of the Worlds press release)
David Essex "Let It Flow" [Taken from - Unplayed Hits] Buy it Exclusively from www.davidessex.com
Silver Dream Racer Exclusive Box Set. Only available only from www.davidessex.com
The Dishwashers by Morris Panych, stars David Essex as Dressler, Rik Makarem as Emmet, Andrew Jarvis as Moss and Jared Garfield as Burroughs. The production, directed by Nikolai Foster, opened at The Birmingham REP before a UK Tour
Traveller is a story of the conflict between the world of the Gypsy and the world of the Gorgio (settled people), as seen through the eyes of Owen McBride -- a half-breed with a Gypsy father and a Gorgio mother.
A Winter's Tale is a song by David Essex from the 1983 album The Whisper. First released as a single in 1982
That'll Be the Day is a 1973 British film starring David Essex and Ringo Starr, written by Ray Connolly and directed by Claude Whatham. It is set in the late '50s/early '60s and was partially filmed on the Isle of Wight.
Stardust is a 1974 British film directed by Michael Apted and starring David Essex and Adam Faith. The film is the sequel to the 1973 film That'll Be The Day. Its tagline is: "Show me a boy who never wanted to be a rock star and I'll show you a liar."
Shogun Warrior 1991, Starring Sho Kosugi and David Essex In the 17th century Japan is divided between two forces. The eastern army lead by the Warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu and the western army which fights for Toyotomi's clan. Despite wining a recent battle, things look grim for the eastern army. Toyotomi's army has a supply of modern firearms, a weapon which might turn the tides of war. Tokugawa Ieyasu send his trusted samurai Mayeda and his son Yourimune to Spain. There they are to purchase 5000 muskets. But it's a dangerous journey and there are many who plot against them. And when they finally arrive in Spain, nothing goes the way they expected. Written by Mattias Pettersson
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds is a 1978 concept album by Jeff Wayne, retelling the story of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. Richard Burton -- spoken words (The Journalist: the narrator-protagonist) David Essex -- spoken words and vocals (The Artilleryman)
David Essex stars as Davey Jackson, a solitary canal lock-keeper whose world is changed forever by the arrival of Sarah, whose barge has just broken down. While waiting for repairs, Sarah stays at Davey's cottage...and finds herself falling for his cockney charms. A delightful romantic comedy set in the glorious English countryside -- and with original music by David Essex.
Clips from his sell out tour of the UK, named The Secret Tour.
Clips from the 'Special Edition' DVD featuring the UK Touring Cast - filmed at Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre in 2012. Available from www.davidessex.com
The story of the Moon family shown on BBC Three
"Oh What a Circus" is a song from the 1976 musical Evita, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. David Essex, who starred as Ché in the London stage production of the show,recorded a hit version of the song, reaching no.3 in the UK Singles Chart in 1978
David Essex wrote the music and starred as Fletcher Christian in the West End musical Mutiny.
David Essex wrote the ballet score for a version of "Beauty and the Beast" for the Russian All Stars Company, an international ice skating ensemble, which was staged in 1995/1996. The premiere of the ice-skating ballet "Beauty & The Beast" took place at the Royal Albert Hall 5th December 1995- a gala charity performance in aid of Elton John's Aids Foundation
Africa You Shine was a single and written for the Album "Under Different Skies" when David travelled through Africa recording local musicians.The Album was a fundraiser for VSO - Voluntary Services Overseas.
Silver Dream Racer (1980) is a film starring David Essex and Beau Bridges. Essex stars as Nick Freeman, a motorcycle racer who, following the death of his brother, inherits a revolutionary prototype motorcycle, and is determined to race it at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The opening title scenes used at the beginning of the film were filmed during the Grand Prix at Silverstone. Silver Dream Machine is a hit from the soundtrack of the film written by David Essex
Since its inception in 1978, Jeff Wayne’s original double album has become one of the most ground-breaking and bestselling musical works of all time. With over 15 million copies sold and 330 weeks in the UK Album Charts to date, a number one album in 11 countries, two international hit singles, a number-one music DVD, 8 years of world-wide arena to...
Love Actually star and singer Martine McCutcheon, last seen on the musical stage in Trevor Nunn's 2001 revival of My Fair Lady at the National Theatre, and pop legend David Essex headline a supersized production of ELF, touring arenas in December 2018.