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Singer heads back on the stage to booster hospice

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 04, 2014

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A CROONER is set to return to the venue where he sang in public for the first time to raise money for a children’s hospice.

Famed Burton singer Tony Mulcahy is organising an evening of ‘pure nostalgia’ at the newly opened Ritz restaurant, in Guild Street.

The event will feature Mr Mulcahy singing alongside the Melbourne Voice Choir and other entertainers from the area to raise money for Rainbows Hospice, in Loughborough.

And the former Engelbert Humperdinck tribute artist is appealing for people in the town to support the event.

He said: “The Ritz holds a special place in my heart as it was the first place that I ever sang in public.

“I was at the site to watch a show on a Saturday morning and there was always a musical number played before the show began.

“I used to sit there thinking ‘this needs someone to sing along with it’ and so one day I told the manager that was the case, and the next week I got on the stage and started to sing.

“I was invited back to sing the National Anthem and the rest, as they say, is history.”

When Mr Mulcahy learned the former Robins cinema was reopening, he just knew that he had to organise an event at the new-look restaurant venue.

He added: “It has been 10 years since my last show and I decided that, with the venue opening again, it was the perfect chance to do something good for a great cause.

“However, I am still looking for a Burton singer and comedian to help out on the night.

“I would urged anyone interested to get in touch.”

The event will take place from 8pm on Saturday, October 25, and tickets cost £10. People will also be able to eat at the restaurant.

More information is available on 07900 463372.

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