Last Saturday evening (11 June, Kidderminster Town Hall) we had the pleasure of listening to a group of very talented musical students of all ages, all have been guided and taught by the Mike Smith Academy.
When Mike first told us he was going to hold this spectacular event to raise funds on behalf of Forest Dog Rescue, needless to say he wasn’t sure how it was going to go but he needn’t have worried, they truly did him proud including his daughter Hollie along with another female vocalist, Charlotte!
The students had to learn given tracks by CD, then get up on stage and come together as a band and play their hearts out with no previous rehearsals at all with other members, what an astonishing achievement this turned out to be.
They were all amazing and thrilled everyone there offering their support, so many proud families/friends and supporters were elated by their confidence and talent.
It’s no easy task to get up on stage and just get on with it so to speak, even the compere (Jeremy Brett) had to fill in with 3 minutes between each song totally unrehearsed! Well done Jeremy you did a really good job lol.
During a sort of interval, we were entertained by Pat Aston, he is also one of Mikes acoustic students and did 4 songs completely on his own, so relaxed!
Forest Dog Rescue would like to pass on their heartfelt thanks to each and every one who made this evening such a success, we’re guessing Mike has endured a few sleepless nights while getting all this together, well done Mike and thank you so much, you must be so proud.
We wish you all well with your continued success and hope you encourage many more to join an amazing musical troupe of people.
We can never thank you enough, we can only hope the work we do will repay your kindness.
Enjoy the video, a little longer than the norm as it contains quite a few snippets from the evening which was very difficult to choose from, hopefully we have managed to include a little from everyone.