Rendezvous for Nepal – Students Perform alongside BBC The Voice Stars

Posted on: June 9, 2015

The Voice stars sing at Walsall charity concert

Two stars from BBC’s The Voice, including Black Country singer Sasha Simone, were on hand to help at a charity concert at the Goldmine Centre, home of Walsall Studio School and Sixth Form.

The Voice stars sing at Walsall charity concert
Sasha Simone, singing at the The Rendezvous for Nepal concert

Sasha, along with Northern Irish co-star Leah McFall, appeared at the The Rendezvous for Nepal concert last week.

The pair both sang to the crowd inside the centre’s 400 seater auditorium.

All proceeds from the event went to aid workers Youth With A Mission, which is helping rebuild people’s lives and homes after the Nepal earthquake disaster.

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Carl McGregor from Pendeford playing drums in the show

The earthquake left over 8,500 dead and more than 20,000 injured. Leah finished as runner-up on the competition in 2013 and went on to support Will.i.am on his European tour.

Sasha, who went to school in Walsall herself, reached the final four of the show earlier this year.

Organising the event was session musician Carl McGregor, who performed with his soul band Project 21 and was the drummer for all the acts throughout the night, including Leah and Sasha. Mr McGregor, who lives in Pendeford, said: “The night was absolutely brilliant, we were really pleased with how it went, all of the performances were fantastic.

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Leah McFall from Ireland, who lent her voice to the event

“I have been inundated with messages from people who came along to say how much they enjoyed their night.

“Rachael Orrell, CEO of Saltmine Trust spoke of her daughter being caught up in Nepal at the time of the earthquake.

“She was safe, but her story was really moving, it really personalised the event and emphasised why we were doing it.”

As well as performing on the night Mr McGregor, who is a Music Industry Coach at the School co-hosted the show.