Singing in the Rain – Fascinating Rhythm Rocks Yate
Fascinating Rhythm and Junior FR enjoyed entertaining at the Yate Rocks… in the Park festival at Kingsgate Park on Sunday 26 June 2022. Their Musical Directors Jo and Wendy got a bit soggy directing in the rain, whilst the singers performed in front of an intimate audience from the shelter of a stage on a truck.
Junior FR unleashed their inner ‘rock chicks’ with a set that included the Guns n Roses classic ‘Sweet Child of Mine’, ‘Hold Back the River’ by James Bay, a medley of Queen songs, and ‘Skin’ by Rag n Bone Man. The girls then joined voices with the Raysfield School Choir to sing one of their favourite anthems – ABBA’s ‘Thank You for the Music’.
Fascinating Rhythm then took to the stage to sing a range of upbeat numbers from their repertoire: ‘We Go Together’ from the musical Grease, the Nina Simone classic ‘Feelin Good’, Frankie Valli’s ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You’, ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman, and the David Guetta anthem ‘Titanium’.
Jo said ”We were so pleased to be invited back to the Yate Rocks… event, which showcases local choirs and brings the community together. It was made even more special because we were able to watch Junior FR perform as well. I felt very proud to direct the ‘all choirs’ song to conclude the event. We had not sung this together before the event and it was just simply glorious – 60-plus voices working in perfect harmony – we were indeed, ‘Happy Together’!”
Wendy said “I had so much fun, I almost didn’t notice the rain! I think Junior FR rocked Yate brilliantly. The cheers after every song were great – especially after our Queen Medley. The girls loved dressing up and getting in touch with their ‘inner rock chick’. I had some lovely comments from the organiser afterwards and have even recruited a couple of new members from those in the audience.”