Music across the generations from this father and daughter vocal duo
Swindon Arts Centre
Saturday 8 February, 7.30pm
Swindon father and daughter duo, Clarry Bean and Abby Mansi are launching their new professional vocal duo act in a fund-raising concert for Vasculitis UK at the Swindon Arts Centre.
Clarry is well-known on the Swindon music and art scene and was a former rock singer, amateur actor and musical theatre singer, and a male soloist with The Kentwood Show Choir for 23 years.
His professional career has seen him manage the Swindon Arts Centre where he is now part-time Programming Manager. So he’s no stranger to standing on the stage, but usually without an audience present.
Abby was a member of The Kentwood Show Choir before leaving Swindon to study Musical Theatre and Drama Performance at the former Cumbria Institute of the Arts, where she gained a first class honours degree.
She then landed the position of Lead Female Singer for a five star holiday resort, which involved learning 16 shows and greatly stretched her vocal abilities, with a varied and challenging repertoire to maste
Abby has recently taken over the role of Musical Director for The Swindon Big Sing Thing, a local community choir comprising more than a hundred members.
Clarry and his family (wife Christine, son Danny and daughter Abby) have twice performed sellout shows at the Arts Centre in the past and recorded a charity CD in 2007.
The show will feature a range of musical styles, including musical theatre, classical and pop songs spanning the last six decades, and will showcase Clarry and Abby’s vocal styles both individually and together.
There will also be a grand raffle with some superb prizes to help increase the proceeds from the event.
Vasculitis UK is a registered charity whose aims are to help educate people with vasculitis about their illness, to raise general awareness and to improve diagnosis and treatment of vasculitis.
This charity is particularly close to their hearts as Clarry’s wife Christine was diagnosed with one of the forms of vasculitis in 2009, and the family has had to learn to cope with the effects the illness has had on her.
The concert will take place at Swindon Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon SN1 4BJ on Saturday 8 February 2014 at 7.30pm. To book tickets, telephone 01793 614837 or click here to buy online.
For further information on the registered charity Vasculitis UK visit www.vasculitis.org.uk