|8th October 2011|
|High Sheriff of Somerset's Charity Concert - Autumn in the Abbey.|
Jamie Cullum sang Bob
Marleys I Shot the Sheriff, the audience erupted with applause, for he
was performing at the High Sheriff of Somersets Autumn in the Abbey Concert and the
High Sheriff just happens to be his dad, John.
Big screens ensured all
could see the talented jazz artist perform with close ups showing his fingers dancing
across the piano keys. But he didnt jump on the piano instead he took to the
pews when he and his band performed in the middle of the nave and encouraged the audience
to get to their feet and gather round. It created an intimate feel and delighted the
audience who gave him a standing ovation at the end of the show.
Ali Vowles, of BBC Points
West, led the evening as the concert compere with guests including civic dignitaries from
across Somerset through to Dorset. Sponsors were treated to a VIP reception before the
concert at the Guildhall courtesy of Bristol based JBP PR. Over 100 guests enjoyed
delicious canapés and drinks and during the reception Jamie made a guest appearance to
thank the sponsors for their support of his fathers fund-raising concert.
More information on the sponsors can be found by clicking on the link attached to their names above.
Information on the receiving
charities can be found by clicking on their names here, Somerset Crimebeat, the Royal United Hospitals
Forever Friends Appeal and the Quartet
Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy 2011