New girl band relaunches Rugby talent show - The Rugby Observer

New girl band relaunches Rugby talent show

Andy Morris 21st Feb, 2018   0

A NEW girl band has invited Rugbeians who think they have the x-factor to grab their moment in the spotlight.

The Millenniums gave a sneak preview performance at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum for the relaunch of Rugby’s Got Talent (RGT), which is returning after a five-year hiatus to take centre stage at this summer’s Rugby Festival of Culture.

Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club, Rugby FM, and Rugby Area Talent Trust (RATT) have joined forces with the support of sponsors Urban &Civic – the developers of the new Houlton estate – to relaunch the competition and show.

RGT is open to anyone in or near the town who thinks they have the talent to entertain a family audience.

Any type of act can enter by sending organisers video or audio clips or links. Judges will shortlist 12 acts to go forward to two semi-finals, and the best six will contest the final.

All three shows will feature as part of the festival, which takes place from June 24 to July 15, and will be in front of a live audience and an expert judging panel.

RATT trustee David Head said: “We are so pleased to see this happening again, and I’m proud that RATT is involved.

“Supporting young talented people is exactly what RATT was set up to do and so becoming part of the RGT team alongside Rotary and Rugby FM is a perfect opportunity”.

Mike Folly, chairman of fundraising at Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club, said: “We cannot wait for this event to return to the entertainment scene in Rugby.

“We have many fantastically talented people here and we really want to give them an opportunity to develop and show off their prowess.”

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THE MILLENIUMS will make their full debut at a special concert in St Andrew’s Church this weekend.

Rugby Area Talent Trust (RATT) and Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club will present RATT In The Church on Saturday (February 24).

RATT’s latest discovery will make their maiden performance on the night alongside established RATT singers such as Emily Goodwin.

Emily Goodwin, seen here at last year’s RATT In The Church concert, will perform again this year. (s)

The close harmony five-piece girl band comprises singers Isabella Awang, Lois Arrow, Georgie Awang, Ellen Goodwin and Olivia Dragon.

Already experienced solo performers, The Millenniums have been working hard with RATT musical director Duncan Arrow to add harmonies and choreography to their arsenal.

Duncan said: “I’m very proud of what the girls have achieved in such a short space of time. They have been working very hard on their performances and are great fun to watch.”

RATT trustee David Head said: “This is more than your average church concert. We have a few surprises and new material lined up for this very special event. Our intention is to blow you away with an outstanding evening of entertainment.”

The concert will raise funds for RATT, Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club and Coventry & Warwickshire Mind.

Mike Folly, Chairman of the Rugby Dunsmore Fundraising committee, said: “We are delighted to work with RATT on this event to support Coventry &

Warwickshire MIND, our president’s chosen charity this year.

“We are really looking forward to hearing these young performers in concert as they never fail to impress.”

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Visit to book tickets (£5 adults, £3 under-16s).

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