Join Charlie on stage this autumn

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Charlie Landsborough tours this autumn in support of his 29th album ‘Silhouette, and is at Motherwell Concert Hall on Saturday, October 19.

This time, however, the tour will be very different, with a local choir opening each gig.

Having been a teacher before embarking on his musical career, Charlie has always recognised the vital role of music and choirs in the community.

Now he has decided to play his part in creating a larger platform for local choral groups through The Charlie Landsborough Amateur Choir Challenge - with the overall winner getting £1,000.

Choirs from across Lanarkshire and surrounding area are invited to take part with the proceeds, £25 per entry, going to Children In Need.

Charlie will also be donating the royalties for a year from one of his best loved songs, ‘Special’, to the cause.

He has recorded over 150 self-penned songs and each choir will be asked to submit a recording of one of these, although they don’t have to be of a professional standard.

There are plenty of styles to choose from – harmony, country, rock, blues, ballads, gospel - up tempo songs and slow ones, something to suit everyone.

However, very popular songs such as ‘What Colour is the Wind’ and ‘Forever Friend’ should avoided, as they’re likely to be part of Charlie’s concert.

The successful local choir open the show for Charlie in Motherwell this October and entry forms and further information can be found by visiting Charlie’s website

Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, July 31, although it would be appreciated if they are sent earlier, and recordings can follow later, Send them to Charlie Landsborough Enterprises Ltd, PO BOX 155, Wirral, CH31 9AS.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets costing £18.50 (£17.50 concessions) are available by calling 01698 403 120 or visit NLC entertainment