Novelty Acts Through the Ages: A Not So Perfect Ten

A rundown of some of the memorable and plain wacky novelty acts over the last sixty years

It seems as if the shelf life of a novelty act is shorter than Jemini’s chart career. They are remembered for about two minutes after being the talk of the office or the taproom. After his success with The X Factor, Simon Cowell in his infinite wisdom decided to appeal to anyone with a soupçon of talent to enlist for Britain’s Got Talent and wait x amount of time for its regional auditions. Some of them were genuinely talented and went on to sell several million albums. Others were remembered for a weekend and were forgotten about. Continue reading “Novelty Acts Through the Ages: A Not So Perfect Ten”

Charity Drive Raises Over £20,000

Two year partnership with Stagecoach Manchester and St. Ann’s Hospice hailed a great success

Christopher Bowles (Stagecoach Manchester’s managing director), Angela Daniel (St Ann’s Day Therapy Team Leader) and Helen Anderson (St Ann’s patient)
Christopher Bowles (Stagecoach Manchester’s managing director), Angela Daniel (St Ann’s Day Therapy Team Leader) and Helen Anderson (St Ann’s patient). Photograph © 2013 Tangerine PR

Stagecoach Manchester is celebrating the end of a hugely successful charity partnership, which saw the company raise over £20,000 for St Ann’s Hospice. The company has supported the charity over the past two years, with the company’s five depots taking part in various activities to raise funds. Continue reading “Charity Drive Raises Over £20,000”