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Top comedian Tim Vine rocks out with Telford band

By Sophie Madden | Telford | Telford entertainment | Published:

He's better known for his witty one-liners.

But comedian Tim Vine proved he's also a dab hand with a set of drum sticks when he took to the stage with a local band.

Tim took to the stage with Telford covers band Sonic Boom, when they were both booked for an event at Telford International Centre.

The band were booked to entertain guests at the Talent in Logistics Award on June 22, where Tim was presenting awards.

Matt Smith, guitarist with the band, said: "We met Tim after our soundcheck around 6:30 and he came over and was talking excitedly about the drums so our drummer Kev Bartlett asked if he would like to get up and play a song with us in our first set. He seemed tentative at first but then agreed.

"So after the awards we took to the stage to perform our first set in front of 250 award winners and invited guests.

"After six songs, our bassest Brad Taylor then invited Tim onto the stage who sat behind the kit."

Matt said he even used one of Tim's classic jokes to start the song, saying :"This ones called subtraction take it away."

Together, the band with special guest Tim played the Bryan Adams classic, Summer of 69.

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Matt added: "After the performance Tim relaxed with the crowd , took selfies with fans who asked and chilled until midnight with band photographer Suzanne Taylor from Peachypix photography until he retired to his hotel room.

"All of the band and crew were amazed at his generous nature and the fact he took time out to speak to everyone and was really comfortable to get involved in the party spirit.

"It's not everyday you get a celebrity who is willing to jump up on stage with a local band.

"It was especially surreal as I have paid to see Tim in Cardiff in 2015 and showed him the tickets to which he smiled and said ' wow, thank you for supporting me'."

Sophie Madden

By Sophie Madden
@SMadden_Star

Senior reporter based out of the head office in Ketley covering the Telford area.

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