A Michael Bublé super-fan from Solihull is out to give the King of Swing a run for his money
Singer Adam Dean, 22, has been performing as the multiple Grammy award-winning artist after winning a talent show three years ago.
“I won the Solihull Talent show with My Way by Frank Sinatra,” he said. “After that Bublé had a number one hit with ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ and it was then that I started checking out his music.
“I always try to get tickets for his shows but as they start at £80 and can reach up to £200 it’s a bit expensive. Top tickets end up selling for £400 on eBay.”
The former Lyndon School pupil has now seen his dream come true after establishing himself as a bona fide tribute act ‘Bublé Reborn’ and landing a homecoming gig in aid of Age UK.
“I’ve already performed at the Jaguar Land Rover Social Club and done an awards ceremony for Age UK. The first time I was a bit nervous but decided to make an entrance. I walked in through the main doors singing Cry Me A River. When they asked me to get involved I naturally said yes.
“I have a 13-piece band called The Sunday Band playing with me. Half of the musicians are teachers in local schools. Being able to perform with a band is going to be a special experience and I am so excited about the night.
“I will be singing some well-known Bublé greats along with a few surprises from other artists – and the Sunday Band will also be playing some of their own numbers as well”.
Emily Cooper, fund-raising manager at Age UK Solihull, said: “Both Adam and The Sunday Band are strong and entertaining performers and we are looking forward to seeing them play. It promises to be a fun and memorable evening”.
Bublé Reborn will perform at Land Rover Sports & Social Club, on Billsmore Green, on Friday. Tickets are £7 from: www.age.uk.org/solihull/events.
He will also be performing at the Arden Hotel, Coventry Road, on 4th April.
For more information: www.facebook.com/bublereborn.
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