Charlotte Church stunned a capacity crowd last night with a spectacular sci-fi show – complete with futuristic costumes controlled by the audience; bubble machines and mind-blowing UV light show – to launch her forthcoming release, FOUR. The Welsh legend pulled out all the stops with her multi-sensory party and performance at London’s Riverside Studios, to celebrate the release of her ambitious new release FOUR, out on March 10th. The event – called “Entanglement” after FOUR’S lead track and the scientific theory it was inspired by – had a jaw-dropping finale surrounding the theme, which saw Charlotte wearing an elaborate, glowing skirt attached to giant tentacles of flashing LED lights, which wrapped around the entire audience. To ensure the crowd was immersed in the scientific inspirations behind FOUR, Charlotte treated all audience members to UV make-up and glowing accessories as they entered the event, so that they shone beneath her extraordinary neon light installation. And she was joined by the critically-acclaimed London Contemporary Voices choir, who were also made-up in striking neon makeup which blazed beneath her light show, while huge machines pumped the air full of bubbles. She performed tracks from FOUR – which has received glowing reviews – as well as a haunting Elliott Smith cover and hits from the previous three EPs of her ambitious, five-part series. Charlotte – who also treated guests to goodies including signed copies of the album – said: “It’s like a cartoon, big and bright and colourful, but it’s also a product of us pushing what we can do and pushing the boundaries when we’re performing live.” Photos courtesy of Guy Bell and Lorna Newman.
Mother-to-be Charlotte Church has laid down over $60,000 to increase security at her new country mansion before the baby’s arrival. The “Voice of an Angel” star is said also to be erecting a massive fence to guarantee privacy at her $1.6 million estate in the Welsh countryside.
A friend said: “She bought the house to get away from the attention so won’t feel happy until it is 100% secure.”
It’s been reported that the 21-year-old Church, who is eight months pregnant with rugby star boyfriend Gavin Henson’s child is is planning a water-birth for her first baby. She has purchased a birthing pool after a friend convinced her it is the best way to deliver. Charlotte’s mother Maria revealed: “Her friend had a water birth and told her how great it was, so she’s going for it. “They are all the rage at the moment and there are a lot of benefits with them too.”
Church’s mother also revealed that the Charlotte and 25-year-old Gavin, who have been dating for two years, have decided not to find out the sex of their unborn baby until the big day. She added: “She can’t sleep and is tired all the time. But she and Gavin are both so excited now and can’t wait to find out if they have a boy or a girl.”