Olly Murs tribute show for kids

Members of the Focus Youth! group with Stuart Michaels who will be staring as Olly Murs at a concert in the Post Office buildings.
Members of the Focus Youth! group with Stuart Michaels who will be staring as Olly Murs at a concert in the Post Office buildings.
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‘Olly Murs’ is set to make a few Morecambe hearts skip a beat and help give our resort’s young people a boost.

Singer Stuart Michaels will perform the popular tunes of the pop heartthrob at a tribute concert for kids at a town centre youth group.

Focus Youth was set up in May 2012 as a community youth project by Morecambe Bay Christian Fellowship to provide a safe environment in the town centre where young people can meet to have fun, do activities, relax and chill.

Stuart wanted to help the kids by putting on an affordable gig at their base in the Post Office buildings.

“The reason I have agreed to do something with Focus Youth is because it took me till the age of 20 to find a job that I loved,” said Stuart, a regular performer on the local pub and club circuit.

“I was heading for nowhere, going from job to job with no goals or targets until I found a career in entertainment. I want to help open the doors to the young people of Morecambe and Lancaster about the possibilities of a career in drama, music and entertaining. I have worked all over Europe and I have never seen anything connect people more than music.”

David Clayton, lead youth worker at Focus Youth, said: “This has grown from a small group of five from the church to about 25-35 young people from the community who now attend on a regular basis.

“We believe that many young people need extra support in their lives and felt it important to provide a safe place where they can meet together and reach their full potential in a difficult world where there are limited opportunities due to the pressures of modern day life.

“If you feel you have something special to offer the young people of Morecambe, then please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.”

DJ Woody and his Beezz, a local business that entertain at children’s parties, will provide a candy floss and popcorn machine on the night.

The Olly Murs tribute concert is at Focus Youth, Top Floor, Post Office Buildings, Market Street, Morecambe, on Friday, March 7 from 7pm to 9pm and is open to 11 to 16 year olds only. Admission £2.

For more details call 07957 860958.