Show included George Formby tribute act

Jimmy Cricket with Miss Helen Watson and the Barbershop Choir called Baby Grand in the show's grand finale

A George Formby tribute act was on a specially arranged lunchtime show headlined by well-known entertainer Jimmy Cricket.

Andy Eastwood does a George Formby tribute act

The extravaganza is hosted annually by the Derby & Nottingham Music Hall Society, but  this year it was organised by Jimmy’s friend, Caroline Fields, who is a very fine female vocalist in her own right.

Also on this year’s show was the multi-instrumentalist Andy Eastwood (right), who performs a great tribute to the late English actor, singer-songwriter and comedian George Formby with his ukulele.

The photos top and below are of the grand finale from the show and feature the other performers from this year’s performance, who were Miss Helen Watson and the 12-member Barbershop Choir called Baby Grand.

The show’s musical accompaniment was provided by David Carter who played the keyboard.

Well-known entertainer Jimmy has known David for a number of years and has worked with him on several different projects.

 As David is based in the south east of England and Jimmy in north Manchester, they usually communicate over a great distance, so it was great that they had the chance to meet in person again at the show.

Jimmy Cricket with Miss Helen Watson and members of the the Barbershop Choir called Baby Grand in the show's grand finale

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