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Rotary shop raises Grantham Guildhall roof

Raising the roof and standing ovations seemed to be the order of the night for the ‘Rock into Summer’ concert last Friday at the Guildhall, organised by the Rotary Club of Grantham.

Compared by Dennis George, the concert opened with local classical guitarist Nigel Truman playing a selection of well known tunes, as well as some of his own work.

This was then followed by 30 minutes of classical country and western songs performed by country singer Rodeo Jo.

In the second half, Grantham ‘60s band Premier Cru had the crowd entertained with true classics from The Shadows, ELO and Neil Diamond, to name but a few.

A highlight saw the packed audience joining in with ‘Sweet Caroline’.

The headline act for the evening was Grantham rock ‘n’ roll legend Vince Eager. Vince, who was born in Grantham but now lives in Nottinghamshire, said he was delighted to be back playing the Guildhall.

After a few numbers of his own he was joined back on stage by Premier Cru and the roof lifted with legendary rock ‘n’ roll songs, to the delight of a packed venue.

Concert organiser Barry Phillips said the show was enjoyed by the audience and performers alike and raised just over £1,000 for the Rotary Foundation, a charity which supports projects at home and abroad through Rotary International.

Premier Cru will be performing at ‘Rock in the Gardens’ on Sunday, June 2 in the gardens of Little Ponton Hall.

Photos: Roger Graves


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