Singer, entertainer and TV music present decide Chris Shannon took to his doorstep to entertain his neighbours in Hartley.
Chris and his fiancé Sarah Fox, an expert dancer who backs Chris on excursions, determined to boost spirits throughout coronavirus lockdown with a ‘doorstep disco’.
Chris is a decide on BBC’s All Collectively now, during which singers face TV’s greatest judging panel ‘The 100’ – made up of singers and specialists from all musical backgrounds.
However all eyes have been on his skills when he ventured out to placed on a present final week.
“We didn’t count on anybody actually popping out however each single individual introduced a chair and sat exterior their home singing and dancing alongside,” mentioned Chris. “Everybody stored to the social distancing guidelines, particularly myself as I’ve bronchiectasis, a critical lung downside, so I do take it very severely.
“Folks have been saying it was probably the greatest experiences they’ve had and a day they are going to always remember.”
The video was streamed reside on social media and so excess of 9,000 individuals have watched.
And Chris additionally raised over £200 for the NHS, simply by means of donations from these on his road.
His fiancé Sarah additionally runs a princess occasion enterprise referred to as party4princesses, and went reside to learn tales to maintain kids entertained, utilizing customized made costumes and inexperienced screens to make the expertise genuine. 1000’s of children have now seen the video and Sarah is planning on doing extra to maintain the youngsters completely satisfied.
Initially from Lancashire, Chris moved down south after assembly the love of his life singing in Cyprus.
“All my household are In Lancashire and I miss them dearly, he mentioned. “However I name them and FaceTime them. My mum watched my reside video on social media and bought upset, as she used to return on all my gigs.”
Chris has been performing all around the uk and overseas for over 10 years now, and has helped elevate over £100,000 for charity over time.
However he mentioned his profession was clearly on maintain for time being.
“It’s unhappy occasions we’re in and I like many others have misplaced work or bookings ,” he added. “I’ve had over 40 gigs cancelled.
“Sarah has misplaced all her bookings together with her touring theatre present .
“However I’d slightly don’t have anything and be wholesome than be in poor health and lonely in hospital, so the foundations have been set in place for a cause.
“We have to nonetheless talk with family and friends and test on one another, however hold our distance, as a result of six months aside is a small worth to pay for a protracted future along with good well being.”
“Our nan died two weeks in the past and we’re having a nightmare attempting to type the funeral out. However once more we take a look at the individuals on the planet that may’t have a funeral in any respect or who’ve nobody.
“This can be a time we should all unite as one and struggle the largest struggle the nation has ever had
“I’ll proceed to entertain and lift a smile like I all the time do, as a result of nobody is alone proper now.”