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Thanks to the wonderful organisers and performers of the DANCE WORLD CUP event at Fort Regent last night, Hearty and some of our lovely BHF Jersey volunteers met the amazing Britain's Got Talent winners, Collabro!!
This was the LAST time all five members would perform together, in what was a truly fantastic evening of entertainment and fundraising from start to finish with some amazing local talent taking to the stage in Act One including Bird College performers, Callum & Stuart Gillies, Acapella Jersey, Laura Butlin, West End Experience and local dance schools St Ouen's School of Dance, Silhouette Studio of Performance and Jersey Academy of Dancing.
Thank you so much to the Margaret Correia for inviting the BHF Jersey Branch along, we had a fantastic evening and were overwhelmed by the local talent and support!
Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan and Thomas Redgrave only became Collabro at the start of 2014 and it's been a steady stream of incredible moments since then. Following their runaway Britain's Got Talent victory last summer, Collabro have already released a No.1 Gold certified album and special edition follow up, performed at the Royal Variety Show for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, and written and released 'Our Story', their first band memoir.
Act One saw some phenomenal performances from the likes of...
// BIRD COLLEGE // Bird College is an internationally renowned dance music & theatre performance school and college.
// STUART & CALLUM GILLIES // Stuart has sung with all the BBC Radio Orchestras throughout the UK for BBC2 Easy Listening and was a regular guest on Friday Night is Music Night. He had his own television series in Scotland and appeared regularly on Pebble Mill at One from Birmingham and also made guest appearances of the day.
He won the Opportunity Knocks Talent Show seven times as well as winning the Songwriters Competition with a song called ‘Amanda’ that reached Number 8 in the Charts, culminating in an appearance on Top of The Pops with Englebert Humperdink and Paul McCartney. He has also had the honour of singing before several members of the Royal Family.
Callum Gillies grew up listening to his Dad singing at various clubs around Jersey and it was inevitable that Callum would follow in his footsteps.
After growing up performing in various concerts and musicals at Victoria College and with "Stomp!" Callum continued performing at University College London in various jazz shows and as lead roles in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "RENT" and "The Producers" Earning him the award of "Best overall performance" across all arts societies in his final year.
// ACAPELLA JERSEY //
Acapella Jersey is an all female singing group, lead by musical director Hannah Jacques. Hannah has had a career in musical theatre and in the music industry, and is now chief Aca-babe, arranging and directing this fabulous group of musical ladies! Formed in September 2015, the group have already won a gold certificate in the Jersey Eisteddfod, and have performed at the Jersey Opera House, on BBC radio Jersey, and have raised money busking on the street for charity.
// THE WEST END EXPERIENCE SINGERS// A Group of Local Children from the Jersey West End Experience.
// LAURA BUTLIN // Laura Emily Butlin is a Jersey based singer songwriter who has recently released her debut EP Moder Playground Love. Adam Wakeman produced the 5 track cd written and performed by Laura Butlin. Beautiful soft vocal and beautiful melodies, this electro pop artist is one to watch.
// LOCAL DANCE SCHOOLS // Various dance groups from local dance schools including St Ouen's School of Dance, Silhouette Studio of Performance and Jersey Academy of Dancing put on an amazing performance filled with passion and perfection.