Yesterday's somewhat mysterious report of a rather special night at The Lord Combermere proved to be so true. It was very, very special.
Judging by the numbers who turned up, many guessed what might be on offer. But few will have expected a stella debut by such a young performer, live, backed by some of the country's finest musicians.
7-year old Macy has been seen singing on televisions around the world but live performances are a different matter. But there was confidence, poise and a thrilling voice as she kicked of a wonderful night's entertainment with "Oh, wouldn't it be lovely" to roars of approval.
And she seemed to love it as much as the audience.
Then it was the number all had been waiting for. "Amazing Grace" with hardly a dry eye in the house after she sang it with Steve Overland, lead vocalist and songwriter for the bands Wildlife, FM, The Ladder, Shadowman and Overland.
There followed a fabulous set by Steve with Jim Kirkpatrick, Paul Turner, Alisdair Mackenzie and John Gunstone. Steve Overland, we are told, rarely plays pubs, but seemed to love the atmosphere as he realised, after singing himself in the Amazing video, this was a special audience – after all, most of them had sung in a Christmas Number One – in the Religious & Gospel chart!
More tomorrow on a great night as Dave Nettleton and the Duffey Boys took to the floor.
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