Third time’s a charm for crooners

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A trio of charitable crooners is looking forward to three nights of smooth swing in aid of local causes next weekend.

Taking to the stage for their third Rat Pack era-themed charity gig are Alan Mowatt, Doug Ford and Stuart Cargill who will be playing at the Meadowbank Inn from Friday, November 22 to Sunday, November 24.

With over 40 songs the programme features some of the most popular tunes of the swing era and local singer Tracy Gibson, who performs with ‘Picture This’, adds a feminine touch to proceedings.

Kicking off with the titular ‘That’s Life’ the audience will be transported back to a time of sharp suits and cool cats as they enjoy timeless hits such as ‘Ain’t That A Kick in the Head’ and ‘That’s Amore’.

The evening has been arranged to evoke the ambience of The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, at the height of the popularity of Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Etta James, Bobby Darin, and of course, ‘Old Blue Eyes’ himself, Frank Sinatra.

The evening starts with a champagne reception followed by a two course meal and then the fun begins with comedian Frank Murray and compere Matt Paterson.

Alan Mowatt will also be selling his new record ‘Mood Swing’ and a portion of the proceeds from sales will go into the pot.

Alan said: “A lot of people who came last year have come back and it’s just incredible how this has taken off after a chance meeting in the Webster Theatre.

“We’re trying to create a feel good atmosphere and we hope that plenty of people will make use of the dance floor!”

Friday and Saturday are sold out and Sunday is selling well. Tickets are available by calling Alan on 07710427005, Stuart on 07780824156 or Doug on 01241 879383. From Monday tickets will be available from The Meadowbank Inn priced at £20, which includes meal and reception.