BBC Introducing star to perform at Ladies Lunch
Dave Busby, the 37-year-old singer-songwriter from Telford, in Shropshire, is to perform at Birmingham’s inaugural Caudwell Children Ladies Lunch at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, 126 New Street, B2 4JQ, on Friday 31st March, 2017.
Organised by Caudwell Children, the fundraising event is an exclusive afternoon of fashion, food, beauty and entertainment.
Busby, who will be playing what he describes as modern and classic pop music at the event, says he’s delighted to be supporting the charity. As he explained: “Caudwell Children is an incredible organisation that has supported over 20,000 disabled children and young people with services worth £37 million.
“This includes specialist equipment, therapies, treatments, short breaks and an annual holiday to Disney World, in Florida, for children with life threatening conditions. So I was really pleased and excited when I was approached to perform at the Ladies Lunch.”
Kerrie Davies, Head of Events at Caudwell Children, says Busby will join a list of top class entertainers who have performed at the Ladies Lunch across the UK. She said: “Our Ladies Lunch events have featured singing and informal chat from the likes of Tom Lister, who played arch villain Cark King in Emmerdale, Dean Andrews, who starred in Life on Mars and Last Tango in Halifax, Jake Shakeshaft, Eurovision contestant and star of BBC’s The Voice, and Made in Chelsea star Julius Cowdrey.”
Busby, who sites American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, as one of his biggest influences began performing professionally five years ago after being featured on BBC Radio Shropshire’s Introducing, the national platform for emerging musical talent.
The former Phoenix High School pupil, who now lives in Ironbridge, says that helping to raise much needed funds for the Staffordshire based charity will be another highlight in his musical career to date. He said: “I’ve been lucky enough to perform on the same bill as Nizlopi, the duo that inspired me to play. They had a number one hit with JCB Song in December 2005 and Ed Sheeran says that they were a major influence on his career.
“One of my tracks was also picked up by the legendary BBC broadcaster and DJ ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, and played on his BBC Radio 2 show, which really raised my profile. So alongside those achievements, playing at one of Caudwell Children’s luxurious Ladies lunches is a huge honour for me.”
Guests at the event will enjoy a glass of champagne as they browse stalls featuring local and national retailers of luxury goods; including handbags, independent clothing boutiques and beauty products.
“The afternoon offers a unique shopping and networking experience whilst raising funds for charity,” said Kerry. “Scott Wright, the actor, singer and musician, who starred in ITV’s Coronation Street for three years as stripper, Sam Kingston, will host the Birmingham Ladies Lunch.
“The 42-year-old, who has also appeared in Emmerdale, and Channel 4’s Shameless, has recently completed the filming of Guiltology, for the CNN crime channel.
“Danielle Lloyd, the former Miss Great Britain, model, reality TV star and television presenter, will also be attending so it’s going to be a great afternoon.”
Standard tickets are £50 per person, or £450 per table of 10, and include Champagne on arrival, 2 course lunch, half a bottle of wine per person and a goody bag.
VIP tickets are £75 per person, or £700 per table of 10, and include Champagne on arrival, 2 course lunch, an allocation of Champagne, wine and water with dinner, premium seating and a VIP goody bag.
If you would like more information, or would like to purchase tickets, please contact the Caudwell Children Events team on 01782 600112 or email them here.