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27/28 AUGUST 2016 Event Details

Megaday Saturday 2016

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Back by popular demand after two successful years and after getting tremendous reviews - this year’s Saturday night will have a different theme, this year it’s ‘Mega-decades’.

This year will see a variety of artists -some old, some new. With a range of solo’s, duets and groups, the night promises to be a great variety and we aim to make our performance bigger and better for your


Introducing Your Megaday Megadecades Artists

Line Up MEGADAY Saturday

Norma Cabble

Norma has spent many years rising money for different charities.Her involvement has ranged from producing performing, dancing and writing shows. This is Norma 3rd year of being part of the Megaday team, organising and planning Saturday night Megaday.

Many will remember Norma from last year’s guest appearance as one of the tap dancing grannies.

Caitlin Young

Caitlin is 12yrs old and has been dancing from two and half years old and singing from seven. Caitlin has been extremely lucky to have had opportunities to perform on many stages including St David’s Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, and Barry Memorial Hall. She is honoured to be asked to perform for Megaday Movies night. Caitlin’s ambition in life is to be a performer.

Since last year’s performance, Caitlin has performed in many other Charity events.

Charlotte Smith

Since the age of 10 Charlotte has been involved in a local amateur dramatics group. Encouraged to sing in groups and solo performances from then, she’s gaining in confidence and finding her own style in the world of music.She enjoys all genres and have performed in an array of events such as charity balls, weddings and variety shows.

Lesley Stadden

Lesley Started singing at 16yrs of age and has been a lead singer of a number of bands. Lesley has been entertaining the people of South Wales for nearly 32yrs and started as solo artist some years ago, she says it was the only way to get her own dressing room. Lesley-Leigh, as her musical admirers more commonlyknow her, has been a resident solo artist in the Dartmouth musical festival for the past 15yrs.

Lorna Cabble

Lorna is a 23 year old student in her third year of photojournalism, currently attending the University of South Wales, Cardiff. She began singing about 6 years ago, gaining confidence while being part of a local drama group. Lorna has sung for various charities including 'Help for Heroes', 'Bernardos', 'Velindre Hospital', 'Ty Hafan' and 'Cancer Research'. This will be Lorna’s third year performing at Megaday.

Wayne George

Wayne has for many years been a Megaday favourite, performing as a tribute act to the great Tom Jones and entertaining many thousands of people over the years. He has been a long term supporter of the event as well as raising money, helping with the event setup and spreading good word about the event far and wide.

We look forward to having Wayne back on the Megaday stage this year

Emma Phipps-Magill

Emma is a local Bedwas girl, who has had an interest in musical theatre since being small. In the past she has performed with the Dolman Youth Theatre and Local drama groups and has starred in many shows such as Oliver, Alice in Wonderland, Dick Whittington, Red Riding Hood and the Wizard of Oz.

Emma has played a major part in the organisation of this year’s Mega-Decades event.

Alicia Jones

Alicia is a 17 year old girl from New Tredegar who loves to sing...... She has been singing since the age of 7 first performing in school concerts performing solos and duets. She has performed with ‘Avril's Angels’ which is a charity that also raises money for Velindre.

Alicia is now a well-known artist and takes regular bookings from venues throughout South Wales. Alicia was recently awarded the Adam Morris award for outstanding achievements in song writing

Madi Phipps Magill

Madi is 12 years old and enjoys playing the guitar, singing and acting.

She is a member of Bedwas Theatre Group and Musical Youth Theatre. In the future she aspires to be a singer.

Tim Hughes

Tim is currently the vocal coach and musical director for NHYT. Tim has performed and studied in many musicals, choirs and instrumental groups all around Europe. This has included the national youth choir Wales, national youth orchestra and Oakdale Youth Choir. He has sang with numerous big bands and as a backing singer for Barry Manilow. He has played many musical theatre parts including, lead role in pictures of Dorian Grey , Guys and Dolls and Sweeney Todd a London production.

Matthew Cook

Matthew has been involved with singing and preforming since a young age. This has included school performances, battle of the bands and as a solo artist. He very much enjoys singing across all music styles however; his main musical influences are Metal, Rock, Jazz and Psytrance. Matthew has recently won Voice of the Valleys contest and is having regular requests to perform across South East Wales. Recent performances include Blackwood Beech Party and Caerphilly’s Big Cheese.

Mel Jones

Mel is a medical receptionist. She enjoys singing, dancing and drama.

Mel is currently a member of Bedwas Theatre Group and was once a member of a ladies choir.

Paul Walsh (Better known to the Megaday family as “G”)

Paul has appeared at Megaday for many years in band line ups with Neveready, Black Waters and in recent years Tab 80. This year he debut’s the musical stage and joins the team to add some Male rock vocal style to the event.

Paul is also a major part of the Megaday organising team and contributes many hours behind the scenes helping the weekend to happen year after year.

Dance Unity

The children and staff at Dance Unity are very privileged to have been asked to dance on the Saturday evening at Megaday for this wonderful charity.

A lot of hard work has gone in behind the scenes by all the artists and singers and we have enjoyed every moment of working with you all.

NHYT(New Horizons Youth Theatre)

NHYT are a Youth Theatre who meet on a Sunday afternoon at Bedwas Workmen’s Hall.

The age range of their members is 9 -18yrs old.

They formed two years ago and have recently performed their first show - High school musical - which was a great success.

Currently NHTY are rehearsing for their Christmas show “Christmas wishes” to be performed in November 2016 which will be followed by a production of Hairspray Jnr in May 2017.