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Spectacular Charity QUEEN Concert a success…

The ‘Spectacular Charity QUEEN Concert With Gospel Choir’ in association with Oak FM 107 and 107.9 at Mallory Park on Sat 6 August was another massive success!

Organiser Rob Bryant describes the event for the EYE…

Despite one or two showers beforehand, the sun shone yet again to give the record breaking audience of just under 3000 people a fine, dry summers evening to enjoy the show.

Hundreds of concert goers entered into the spirit of the event by dancing along as pupils from the ‘JAM Rock Music School’ performed a 1 hour set of classic hits from the 70’s, before the main act took to the stage.

The real stars of the show were ‘The Bohemians’ together with the ‘ACM Gospel Choir’, the critically acclaimed Queen tribute band supported by the finalists from the BBC’s ‘Last Choir Standing’, performed two live 1 hour sets to the baying crowd.

Supported by professional DJ ‘Simon Carnall’, who kept the fans entertained with his unique talent, they had the whole audience dancing and singing along to all the massively popular Queen hits.

It was a night the whole family could enjoy, with fairground rides for the children (who were admitted free of charge) and mums and dads could enjoy a fantastic 5 hours of live entertainment without spending the earth.

As a result of it’s massive popularity, a mind boggling £22,000 (yes £22,000) was raised for the ‘Spinal Research’ charity www.spinal-research.org, who are the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck.

Every year more than 800 people in the UK are paralysed following an injury to their spinal cord, Spinal Research raises money to fund research into clinical treatments as well as vital basic science research.

With the two previous shows being equally as popular, it now seems an annual charity concert is sure to be included in the calendar of events hosted each year by the ‘friendly circuit’ – Mallory Park..

The three highly successful concerts that have now been held at Mallory Park have raised in excess of £45,000 which given the current economic climate is fantastic and a massive tribute to all involved in anyway with the shows.

It takes an awful lot of hard work to organise, however with so many people having such a brilliant night and the charity benefitting to such an extent, it makes it all worthwhile.

 

Rob would like to express his sincere thanks to anyone involved in anyway with the organising, promoting, hosting etc of the concert, without whom he says he would find it impossible to get the whole event off the ground in the first place.

Also the crowd of nearly 3000 people who came along, please be assured that only the charity benefits from this event, as all involved very kindly give their time or services either free of charge or at heavily discounted rates.

Some photos from the event…

Spectacular ‘QUEEN’ show with gospel choir set to rock Mallory Park

Queen Concert Poster

[Contributor: Rob Bryant]

Following another amazingly successful open-air concert last year, raising thousands for charity, this year’s show on Saturday August 6th is all set to be the best yet.

The UK’s Official No1 Queen Tribute Band ‘The Bohemians’ are due to perform at Mallory Park  – ‘The Friendly Circuit’.

The Bohemians will be supported by the brilliant ACM Gospel Choir and proceeds from the event go in aid of Spinal Research. The concert is in association with Oak FM 107 & 107.9.

The Bohemians www.queentribute.org established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen, including the craziness of the 70’s and the magic of the 80’s. Proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen tribute band currently touring, performing all over the UK, Europe and the World at football stadiums, festivals, theatres and other prestigious venues. The Bohemians, described by Brian May as “Brilliant”, regularly receive standing ovations in response to their electrifying representation of a ‘live’ Queen Concert.

The Bohemians

 

The ACM Gospel Choir www.acmgospelchoir.com is a musical collective of some of the most talented singers, songwriters and performers in the UK today. During their journey so far the choir went all the way to the finals of the BBC’s Last Choir Standing (watched by more than 20 million viewers), where they received Worldwide acclaim for their power and passion on stage. Head judge Russell Watson describing them as “Absolute Choral Magic”.

ACM Gospel Choir

This really is one show not to be missed, a spectacular and unique ‘Queen Extravaganza’, featuring all of Queen’s biggest hits performed in a way never seen before. Imagine songs like The Show Must Go On, We Will Rock You, Fat Bottom Girls, We Are The Champions and the amazing award winning Bohemian Rhapsody being performed with the passion and feel of the Bohemians and the ACM Gospel Choir performing together on the same stage. The high-energy two-hour performance with concert staging, lighting, backdrops and pyrotechnics promises Queen fans of all ages a truly fantastic show.

The ‘live’ rock & roll performance of The Bohemians blended with the skill and presence of The ACM Gospel Choir will create something genuinely special – so get your tickets early!

Mallory Park is renowned as a spectator circuit with its sloping grassy banks enabling you to see all the action, and the massive covered concert stage will be easily visible to all. With previous shows proving very popular, interest in this event is expected to be extremely high.

 

Advance Tickets ONLY Telephone 01455 842931, Buy Online at www.mallorypark.co.uk or visit the Mallory Park Ticket Office. Tickets cost just £15 per person with children under 12 FREE (maximum 2 children per adult), all proceeds going to Spinal Research

www.spinal-research.org


 

Attractions & Features Include:

Covered Concert Stage; Two ‘Live’ 1hr Performances;  Flash/Bang Pyrotechnics; Licensed Bars;  Hot Food Stands and Appleton’s Family Funfair.

Also Performing – JAM Rock Music School, Pre-Show & Interval Entertainment With Professional DJ,  ‘Live‘ Broadcast By Oak FM 107 & 107.9.

Free Parking : Picnics Welcome : Disabled Parking & Facilities

Gates Open 6pm

 

The event organiser,  45 year old Rob Bryant from nearby Kirkby Mallory, himself a victim of spinal cord injury suffered in a motorcycle accident, said,

“If you like Queen, you’ll love The Bohemians. They’re so close to the real thing, and put on a fantastic performance, the new show with the ACM Gospel Choir is truly spectacular. Everyone’s guaranteed a brilliant night, and with tickets already selling fast, we’re hoping to make another notable donation to the charity.”