MENCAP LIVERPOOL, LIVERPOOL IDOL 2016 UNVEILS HOST & JUDGING PANEL

Radio City2 Presenter Claire Simmo has signed up to be host of Mencap Liverpool’s Liverpool Idol event on Thursday 3rd March 2016 at PanAm bar and restaurant at Albert Dock. Local music impresarios Brian ‘Nasher’ Nash, Steve Macfarlane and local vocal coach Lynne Harrison will act as judges on the night of the event, critiquing the artists and their singing talent.

 

Brian Nash shot to fame as the guitarist in Frankie Goes to Hollywood, one of the most influential and controversial bands of the 1980’s. He is now a regular on the local music scene and has recently written a book regaling his experiences.

 

Vocal coach Lynne Harrison was an Enterprise Champion at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).  The proud owner and creator of `Lily the Pink Productions’, Lynne is a Liverpool based musician and qualified vocal coach, who firmly believes in the power of singing for health and wellbeing. Steve Macfarlane, co-owner of Parr Street Studios has built up a local following as a singer and songwriter. Rounding off the judging panel is Principal of Studio 76 Performing Arts College, Grace Adams-Short who shot who fame in Big Brother 2006.

 

Radio personality Claire Simmo from Radio City2 will be compere for the evening.

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The event hopes to raise over £10,000 for Mencap Liverpool, a local charity working with adults who have a learning disability. The charity tackles the social isolation experienced by many people with a learning disability through outreach work and a programme of popular social activities.

 

Medicash, are official sponsors of the Mencap Liverpool event.

 

Sue Weir, Chief Executive, of Medicash said; “We’re so pleased to once again be supporting this event and raising money for a fantastic local cause. Previous years have been such good fun; we can’t wait to see what talent emerges in 2016!”

 

To buy tickets please visit the charity’s website www.mencapliverpool.org.uk or contact Kevin Byrne on 0151 707 8582 or kevin.byrne@mencapliverpool.org.uk

 

 

Notes to editors :

For further information, please contact Kevin Byrne, Fundraising Manager on 0151 707 8582 or kevin.byrne@mencapliverpool.org.uk

Established in 1950, Mencap Liverpool is a small local charity affiliated to but independent of the national charity Mencap (who also deliver services in Liverpool).  Mencap Liverpool do not receive any core funding from either national Mencap, or from Liverpool City Council.  The charity relies on grants and the support of local people to keep its much-needed activities running.

A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life.

Website www.mencapliverpool.org.uk

 

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