May 21 2013 Latest news:
Sara Odeen-Isbister , Senior Reporter
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Sixties legends The Hollies, Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Molly Rainford, and soul singer Lemar and will perform at this year’s Dagenham Town Show.
The Hollies, whose hits include Just One Look, The Air That I Breath and He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, headline on the main stage on Saturday July 21.
Speaking to the Post this week, drummer Bobby Elliot, who joined the group in 1963, said the band can’t wait to hit the Town Show stage.
He said: “We’ve performed at the show once before - about six years ago, and it was a great atmosphere. I’m sure it will be fantastic this time too.”
Molly and Lemar are both set to perform the following day, on Sunday July 22.
Eleven-year-old Molly reached the finals of Britain’s Got Talent in May after wowing the public and the celebrity judges with her powerful voice.
She has already performed at the recent council run Olympic fun day on Barking Abbey Green and at various school fetes. The Manor Junior School pupil, who will be belting out some of the songs she sang on the talent show, told the Post: “I’m very excited to be singing at the Town Show as I love to perform in front of an audience.”
RMB and soul singer Lemar rose to fame after finishing third in the first series of TV talent show Fame Academy. Since then the 34-year-old has had seven top ten UK singles and sold over two million albums. He has won two Brit Awards and three Mobo Awards.
A host of other talented acts will also be performing on both days including girl band Vanquish, Jazz Blaack and various local street dancing crews.