June 29, 2022

Children in Need Foundation

Supper Club at Colony Garden

in September

By Margaret Sheard….

Following the last very successful Supper Club event in June, the Children in Need Foundation (CiNF) are busily working on their next Children in need foundationevent which will be held at the Colony Garden in Girne on Wednesday 16th September.   The event will start at 7pm and there will be a welcome cocktail followed by a 3 course set meal with vegetarian options, and all local drinks plus imported Absolut, Ballantines and Beefeater Gin from 7.30 – midnight.

Tickets will be £55 sterling and will be available from mid-August from Colony Hotel reception – Girne, the DVD Shop – Catalkoy, and Best Seller Bookshop – Alsancak.  Alternatively contact Laurence Floyd by emailing him on floydlaurence@googlemail.com or by telephone on 0533 879 6892…tables seat a maximum of 12.

Picture 3There will be entertainment by the legendary Roy G Hemmings of the Drifters and Disco era fame, and the Prim-ettes with their wonderful Dictionary of Soul show.

The show also features the Soul Divas The Prim-ettes, adding a stunning dimension of smooth harmonies and slick Motown dance routines. Diana Ross and Mary Wilson were in fact founder members of the Prim-ettes before changing their name to The Supremes.Picture 2

The show is full of timeless songs performed with energy and sensitivity, creating emotions that touch the hearts of audiences everywhere. Audiences enjoy a musical cavalcade of all-time greats: Get Ready, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Under the Boardwalk, Can’t Help Myself, My Girl, Save the Last Dance for Me, and Love Train.

Laurence Floyd of CiNF has provided some information about Roy which is shown below.

Roy G Hemmings – Biography

Both critics and fans agree that Roy G Hemmings is a great showman and dynamic singer. Understood as the longest serving former member of legendary group, The Drifters, Roy had worked alongside founder Johnny Moore for more than 10 years.

He has entertained audiences around the world with his easy, relaxed style and fabulous voice in a career that spans four decades and includes appearances in several Royal Variety shows and twice Picture 1at The White House.

As a highly respected artiste and singer he has a distinguished track record of fine stage craft. Roy has enjoyed major success when he signed a recording deal in the mid-seventies with the J.A.L.N. Band, one of the first bands to storm the British charts with the dance record, ‘Disco Music, I Like It’ produced by Pete Waterman.

After three well-received albums, the group disbanded and Roy launched his solo career. In 1997 Roy released his first solo album, ‘No Afro, No Sequins, No Flares’ to great critical acclaim.

He followed this in 1999 with his second solo album, ‘All Talked Out’ which includes a fine version of ‘The Drifters’ classic, ‘Like Sister and Brother’.

His current stage show The Dictionary of Soul, includes the songs of Otis Reading, James Brown, The O-Jays, The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops and other Motown and Soul greats.

Both Roy G Hemmings solo albums are available on iTunes, just click here 

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