Elvis takes the stage for Seaview Choir
A memorable evening is in store next Saturday, 18 March, when Elvis impersonator Andy T King gives a concert in aid of the Seaview Project’s choir. Nick Terdre reports.
When the Seaview Choir first performed in public a couple of years ago, I remember they weren’t very good. But when I saw them at Seaview’s carol concert in December, they were vastly improved – and that’s down to the work they had put in with local charity, Time To Shine.
Elvis impersonator, Andy T King, saw them showcasing their songs and solo work at the Masonic Hall last September in front of an audience of 200, including Mayor Judy Rogers and the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Michael Foster. He was so impressed with the standard, professionalism and joy they created that he offered to put on a special night to help raise funds for their continued collaboration with Time To Shine.
The event will take place this Saturday at the Blackmarket VIP Venue in the Old Town. “To make it a night you won’t forget, the choir will be joining him onstage for some numbers, giving Elvis that big backing-vocal sound he so loved!” says Time To Shine’s Alison Cooper.
The evening will be compered by local comedian, Chris Dodwell and there will be a raffle with wonderful prizes, she adds.
The choir is now an important part of Seaview’s fund-raising activities, performing at Asda and other prominent locations at Christmas time. They have also recorded their own CD.
Elvis Sings For Seaview Black Market VIP Venue, 10 George Street, Hastings TN34 3EG. Saturday 18 March. Doors open 7.30pm, concert starts 8pm. Tickets £3 on the door or from Eventbrite (with booking fee).
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