Musical trio roll back the years
The Moonglow Sisters are to make their Norwich debut at a nostalgic Valentine's concert. Derek James reports.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's the boogie-woogie girls, The Moonglow Sisters, who will be entertaining us for the first time in Norwich on Sunday. They are three top singers who can make such sweet music.
The musical trio will be making their debut with the Norwich-based Jonathan Wyatt Big Band for a special nostalgic Valentine's concert at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel on Boundary Road this Sunday, February 13.
'We are really looking forward to performing with the girls. It will be something different for us and we are sure people will love the music,' said Jonathan.
The girls, who all have a great musical background, will be singing arrangements in the style of the timeless queens of swing and boogie-woogie, wartime favourites The Andrews Sisters.
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They will be rolling back the years with some magical and timeless harmony numbers.
'We are always keen to have different singers performing with us and The Moonglow Sisters are a class act,' said Jonathan, the youngest band leader in the land when he first started out in the business.
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So who are The Moonglow Sisters?
Victoria Hydon is the deputy head at Spixworth Infant School. She has been playing the trumpet and singing in local choirs since the age of 7. She went to Liverpool to study teaching and music before returning to Norfolk.She plays trumpet with the band from time to time and also sings with Salhouse church choir.
Lindsey Ball is a senior occupational therapist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. She is also a talented musician and singer with a top country background. She played bass, accoustic guitar and sang with her first band, Suffolk Punch, before joining Hickory Lake, voted top British country band, who shared a stage with the likes of Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers and Willie Nelson. She went on to form her own group, The Lindsey St John Band, based in Birmingham which toured Europe picking up awards and honours. She was nominated four years running as best female country artist. In 1995, she moved back to her native Norfolk to be near her family and study occupational therapy at the UEA.
Julie Dawn is a much loved and multi-talented singer and entertainer with an army of fans who have followed her career over the years.
Born in Norwich in the 1960s she has been singing all her life and people love her voice and her bubbly personality.
From talent shows at the Talk of East Anglia (now The Talk) in Norwich, to performing with her sister Linda in the popular duo, New Dawn, she has made her mark on the entertainment scene.
The girls were later joined by Kevin Tonks, becoming the New Dawn Trio, and toured the country also picking up awards.
Linda and Kevin got married while Julie and Kevin carried on singing.
Then, in 2006, Julie and her husband Chris celebrated the birth of their son Jed, which prompted Julie to spend more time performing in Norfolk so she could be close to her family.
And in 2011 she, along with Lindsey and Victoria, became The Moonglow Sisters, opening a new chapter in their musical careers.
Tickets to the concert cost �12.50 from the Theatre Royal box office (01603 630000), Dixons Shopping Centre and Reepham Road (01603 429186)