Tuesday, 22 March 2016 00:00
World Rocks Against Dementia Day!
The team at Riviera FM took part in a memorable day of fantastic performances, inspiring speeches and wonderful atmosphere on Saturday 19th March at the Riviera Centre (RICC) all in aid of the fight against Dementia.
Our very own Christian Donoghue got things off to a cracking start at 12 noon introducing the Kids Talent Show which included some highly talented performances from children across the region, with Acapella singing, Dancing and Gymnastics, Magic, Guitar Playing, Acting, Clarinet and Keyboard playing. This was followed by a most inspiring and touching Opening Speech by Norman (Norrms) McNamara, the instigator of the day’s activities.
Riviera FM streamed live performances, in sound and vision, throughout the day via the Riviera FM website reaching a worldwide audience and held interviews with members from each performance as they came off stage together with members of the audience, the organisers of the event and a local MP. The Plymouth Military Wives Choir sang the debut performance of ‘Within my Mind’ with Tyrone Phillip Roth Piper (Tenor) and Musical Director Rob Young who wrote the music to the words, conducting and with lyrics by Norrms McNamara.
The Riviera FM Presenter for the day was Di Palmer followed in the evening by Jackson Cooper, with Interviews being held with each of the acts; with Terri Jackson – a local and very talented singer guitarist who will be a guest at the Riviera FM studios soon, Samantha Montini – a fantastic Vintage Vocalist; the Red Rock Harmony Choir, South Hams Choir; Classic Gold who got everyone jiving on the dance floor; Colin Rea and The Big Noise Choir, the highly talented Jarrad Pearce who will also be a guest at the Riviera FM Studio soon; the Riviera Sound Choir; the lovely Anais; the Brixham Quay Harmony Choir; the Simmertones and Lionstar. The Torbay Gospel Singers also did a great performance on stage which got the audience fired up and brimming.
Our thanks also go to the organisers of the event – Music Mill; the wonderful Norrms McNamara for the vision for the day and the Riviera FM team who brought this wonderful day to our listeners: Martin Foster, Gareth Wynn, Gail-Marie, Di Palmer, Christian Donoghue, Jackson Cooper and Stephanie Walshe.