Musical tributes promise boost for local hospices

A MUSICAL showcase portraying four legends will take to the stage in August to raise money for local hospices in Oldham, Rochdale and Ashton-under-Lyne.

Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly

The idea of local music promoter and former drummer George Hansford, the ‘American Legends’ show promises three hours of classic Rock ‘n’ Roll in honour of music icons Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond.

Marc Robinson from ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ and ‘Buddy The Musical’ celebrates the music of the classic 1950’s icon Buddy Holly.

The ‘King of Diamonds’ Dave Dixon will present his award-winning tribute to Elvis and Neil Diamond with a glittering performance, amazing voice and authentic moves.

Described by critics as ‘the living image and voice’ of Roy Orbison, taking the audience on a nostalgic ride with the songs of the great man himself will be Darren Page, featuring ‘I Drove all Night’, ‘Crying’, ‘It’s Over’ and many more.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit three hospices – Dr Kershaw’s in Oldham, Springhill Hospice in Rochdale and Willow Wood in Tameside.

George said: “The hospice cause is very personal to me having seen the care by wife received herself and I can’t thank them enough for that.

“I am one among many thousands who have benefited and I hope to raise as much money as possible for our three wonderful local hospices.”

‘American Legends’ will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham on Friday, August 16 at 7pm with seating in cabaret style. Tickets can be bought via the Box Office on 0161 770 4083.

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