Rocker Paul will play at Ball

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MORECAMBE’S Ambassador will return to The Visitor’s Sunshine Awards this May...only this time he’ll be bringing his band!

We are delighted to announce that TV personality Paul Hayes will headline our 2012 Sunshine Ball at the Midland Hotel with his vintage rock ‘n’ roll band The Collection.

Daytime TV viewers will know Paul as antiques’ Mr Morecambe, a star of such shows as Cash in the Attic and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

But in 2010, he developed a surprising alter-ego as the dashing front man of 50s rockers The Collection.

Paul Hayes and The Collection have already gained a reputation on the local live music circuit as dynamic performers of classic rock ‘n’ roll.

The pinnacle of their short career as a band came last year, when they performed alongside legendary Elvis Presley guitarist James Burton.

Paul will also host an auction on the night in his own inimitable style.

The Sunshine Auction will be held in aid of our chosen charity, St John’s Hospice.

And Paul will also present this year’s Ambassador Award, which he himself won in 2011.

The Sunshine Ball is part of our annual Morecambe Day celebrations, which continue on Saturday, May 12, with a programme of entertainment which will be held in and around the Arndale Centre.

See The Visitor (13-03-12) for full story.