02 June 2014

FIVE acts from across Wigan and Leigh have been confirmed for the first Voices for Hospice Concert.

4th Level, Concert

Photo: Fourth Level

Organised by Wigan and Leigh Hospice the concert will be hosted by BBC North West Tonight correspondent Dave Guest at Robin Park Arena on Saturday, July 19th.

Classically trained singer Janette Monroe, swing singer Scott Chapman, band Fourth Level and tribute act Lee Michaels will star alongside John Martin, best-known as the owner and singer at the former Riverside Club in Wigan.

The concert is being held following the success of the Pearl Anniversary Concert in 2013 which celebrated 30 years of Wigan and Leigh Hospice in the community.

Fundraising Manager, Maxine Armstrong, said: "Tickets for our Pearl Anniversary Concert sold out in weeks and so many people who attended asked if we were planning another that we decided to make it a regular event.
"We have managed to secure a fantastic line-up this year and I'm delighted they are all home-grown talents."

Janette Monroe has previously performed with Russell Watson and The London Philharmonic Orchestra and has a repertoire covering classical to musical theatre to current chart hits.

Scott Chapman, who recently released his cover album 'Swing' will present American swing classics as well as modern swing and jazz songs by artists such as Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. Scott is back by popular demand after performing for patients in the Hospice and at the Hospice Ball in 2013.

Lee Michaels, who thrilled the audience with his Robbie Williams tribute at last year's concert, will be returning to the arena while Fourth Level will play a selection of 80s hits.

Finally John Martin will be returning home to entertain his loyal fans.

Hindley-based LeisureTec UK Ltd will be providing sound and lighting as well as technical expertise.

Tickets for the Voices for Hospice Concert cost £15 and are available now from the Hotline 01942 524204, from the Wigan and Leigh Hospice fundraising team on 01942 525566 or m.armstrong@wlh.org.uk

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