Obviously with a mountain of editing in front of me, it seemed only natural to answer a call for a photographer for a charity event at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow. I went into the event fairly blind, got a quick brief from the charity's communications director, Lorna, and then dived right in.
It turned out I was to be treated to a concert by the Glasgow Studio Orchestra, turning out a series of show and movie tunes tied to a Halloween theme. The show was presented by Gary Hollywood in suitably Ghoulish makeup.
Guest singers were Edward Reid, Lisa McKechnie, Natalie Estelle James and Pamela Byrne with a couple of songs also rendered by the studio orchestra's singers as well. The orchestra was conducted by Alan Fraser, who did his best to maintain a Transylvanian accent throughtout.
It was a full house and the organisers were chuffed to bits with the results of their efforts. The John Hartson Foundation itself is geared towards raising awareness of testicular cancer and helping families affected by the disease. A catchy slogan of "Grab Life by the Balls" not always best suited to publicity shots with the children in fancy dress, but one that you do remember!
I have to admit my favourite part was the Danse Macabre with a wonderful interplay between the orchestra and the First Violin, Claire Philip, fully decked out as a ghostly bride...or something.
I had a great night and it's nice to see my pictures featuring on the charity's pages and their FB.