October 21 2014 Latest news:
Sunday, August 24, 2014
A crowd gathered in Gorleston’s Pier Gardens to soak up sunshine and listen to live music.
Gorleston Makes Music, a talent competition organised by the town’s Rotary club to raise money for charity, saw five acts perform on the bandstand today, with singers and musicians from across the region competing for cash prizes.
Rotarian and event host David Crickmore, donning a dinner jacket for the occasion, said: “This is the second year and we’re really well supported.
“We had 33 acts take part in the auditions and it was tough for the judges to chose finalists, let alone the winners today.”
After playing for the audience and panel of judges, the winners were chosen. Baritone singer Simon Lawler, 24, scooped first place and went home with £250; Bradwell-based band Time Well Wasted came second and Gorleston flautist Megan Storer third with Ormiston Victory Academy from Costessey and Lowestoft harmony choir Oulton Broads as runners up.