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Jimmy James for ‘Simply Myrna’

Published:Thursday | January 31, 2019 | 12:19 AM
Bunny Rose
Dr Myrna Hague-Bradshaw
Jimmy Jones
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Former lead singer of The Vagabonds, Jimmy James, will be joining Myrna Hague on stage for the first staging of Simply Myrna for 2019.

A master at his craft, James began his musical career at the age of 16 – composing and singing. His first successful single wasBewildered, followed byBlue, and his mega hit,Come to Me Softly.

James, who now lives in London, has an illustrious career spanning decades, having toured the United Kingdom extensively with The Vagabonds. The group was invited to perform in Hungary, as the first-ever musical unit from the Western Hemisphere to have entertained behind ‘the Iron Curtain’. Since then, they have had stints in Tunisia, Germany, Greece, France, Belgium, Holland, among others.

Some of his performances have seen him sharing the stage with world-renowned acts such as The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, Rod Stewart, Bobby Womack, among others. He was also the first artiste to sing live on the BBC’s Top of the Pops.

Jimmy continues to perform on the cabaret circuit across Europe, and is in demand as a headliner on luxury cruise liners around the world.

Sharing the Simply Myrna stage with James will be Bunny Rose, a popular act on the local hotel circuit. Rose has been getting rave reviews for his extensive repertoire, which includes songs in Spanish, Italian, Mandarin and German.

Speaking of the upcoming show, Hague says, “Every year you feel as if it couldn’t get any better than the last, but with these two fabulous acts, I am bursting with excitement, and I am sure the audience will be well entertained.”

The show is again under the distinguished patronage of Sir Kenneth and Lady Hall and will take place at The Courtleigh Hotel ,starting at 8 p.m.