Swindon father and daughter Clarry Bean and Abby Mansi are launching their new professional vocal duo act in a fundraising concert for Vasculitis UK at Swindon Arts Centre on Saturday 8 February.
They are teaming up for a charity that is particularly close to their hearts as Clarry’s wife and Abby’s mum, Christine, was diagnosed with a form of vasculitis in 2009.
Clarry is well known on the Swindon music and art scene and was a former rock singer, amateur actor and musical theatre singer, as well as a male soloist for 23 years with The Kentwood Show Choir. Abby is also a former member of the choir.
He formerly managed the Arts Centre and is now part-time programming manager at the venue in Devizes Road.
Clarry and his family (wife Christine, son Danny and Abby) have twice performed sellout shows at the Arts Centre in the past, and recorded a charity CD in 2007.
Abby, who graduated from the former Cumbria Institute of the Arts, landed the position of lead female singer for a five-star holiday resort, but has recently taken over the role of musical director for The Swindon Big Sing Thing, a local community choir comprising more than 100 members.
The show will feature a range of musical styles to showcase Clarry’s and Abby’s skills – both as soloists and as a duo.
For tickets call the Arts Centre box office on 01793 614837.