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From Thailand to Eltham for Hartley’s Shane Hampsheir

PUBLISHED: 07:48 18 November 2011

Shane Hampsheir

Shane Hampsheir

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He’s just returned from singing for the Thai royal family, an experience he described as both “strange and crazy”, but now singing sensation Shane Hampsheir is preparing for a more intimate affair.

Joining the Ben Beddoes Big Band once again he is set to appear at the Bob Hope Theatre – named after comedian Bob Hope – to swing and croon and fly you to the moon on a virtual spaceship of nostalgia.

With bags of confidence and talent the 23-year-old, from Hartley, says he gets as much a kick out of his smaller appearances as he does jet-setting around the world.

“Going to Bangkok was crazy. I was there with an eight-piece band and the princess was looking at me in her tiara and seemed to be really enjoying the songs. It was certainly an experience, one of the best of my career, but quite strange.

“It was just before the floods happened and the hospitality was amazing, this is what’s great about what I do, it’s a strange business. Obviously I have agents getting me work in the UK and I’ve been saying I’d like to do more abroad and this came along.

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“Saying that the more intimate events are just as rewarding in their own way, all are different.”

And what can we expect? Shane continued: “Well a Gravesend-based harmony group called That’s What She Said will be opening the evening and then I will start off with some of those favourite big band swing classics mixed in with the more modern hits from Michael Buble and Jamie Cullum.

“It’s intimate, the theatre seats less than 200, the audience get involved shouting out requests. I’ve done it for a few years and it’s great fun.”

With Christmas and new year fast approaching Shane is busy with corporate and private functions with bigger theatre productions expected in the new year.

Shane will give two performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday. To book call 0208 8503 702 or visit www.bobhopetheatre.co.uk

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