11th Dec, 2016

Lucky borough resident wins a gig to remember

Shaun Reynolds 19th Nov, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A BOROUGH resident and a lucky Observer reader had a night to remember at Chadwick End Village Hall with an exclusive celebratory gig.

Over 24,000 people entered the competition to win a private gig for their friends and family – headlined by singer-songwriter Frank Turner, fresh from the festival season and his US tour.

Courtesy of Jack Daniel’s, borough resident Michelle Hampton was chosen to be the winner after purchasing a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Old Number 7.

The gig took place on Tuesday night (November 17) at the 100 capacity Chadwick End Village Hall in Solihull – the night before Frank played a sold out show in front of 4,500 adoring fans at Birmingham’s 02 Academy.

Supported by the soulful JD Smith and Tom McRae, Frank played his most popular songs including Recovery, Get Better, Vital Signs and Reasons Not to Be an Idiot.

After the gig, Frank said: “Playing a small room like that reminded me of the good old days, before I started playing O2 Academies.

“We had some singalongs, some air harmonica and a Queen cover – a good night all round.”

Lucky winner Michelle Hampton said: “I can’t believe I got to meet Frank Turner tonight, he’s such a lovely guy.

“My friends and I had an amazing night and we were really thankful to be a part of it all.”

Michael Boaler at Jack Daniel’s said: “We’ve been working with independent venues and festivals across the UK as part of our Jack Rocks campaign for just over a year.

“We’re looking forward to extending the Jack Rocks even further in the future.”