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Lee and friends take to mic for charity album

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A Skegness entertainer has added another string to his bow – recording an album for charity.

Lee Bullion, who works at the Richmond Holiday Centre, has released the album ‘Rhythm and Booze’ in aid of Cancer Research UK.

He recorded the collection of cover versions featuring 60s classics to current chart hits, with other performers at the holiday centre in Richmond Drive.

Lee, who has worked on the entertainment team since 2009, came up with the idea after plucking up the courage to get up and sing with one of the park’s cabaret acts.

Now, the idea has come to fruition and after months of recording is available to purchase.

So far the album has raised more than £500 and Lee, from Burgh le Marsh, is hoping for further sales to boost the total.

He said: “The album was inspired by family members and friends who have suffered from cancer, some won and some lost their battles.

“I’m not a great singer, but was performing with people who made me sound good. I work mainly in children’s entertainment at the park and call out the bingo and things and normally leave the singing to my colleagues.

“We struggled with a name for the album and came up with the title after driving past an off-licence. I’m also known to like a drink, too.”

Although Lee features throughout the 11-track CD, some of these see him singing duets along with his professional entertainment colleagues from the local area and the centre.

Track three on the album, ‘My friend Stan’ is on the CD in memory of local Skegness act Kriz’s roadie, Stan Bell.

The album cover for Ryhthm and Booze, parodies the iconic cover of The Beatles, ‘Abbey Road’ and features Lee, who visited the famous musical landmark, striking four separate poses, super-imposed on to the image.

The CD, £10, was recorded all over the UK in places such as Manchester, Wigan and York.

The album is available from Richmond Holiday Centre or by visiting Lee’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Those interested can also email leebullion@aol.co.uk

 

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