FROM COPSTARS TO POP STARS – POLICE AND TOP COMEDIAN TEAM UP TO RECORD CHARITY SINGLE
Added: (Wed Apr 18 2001)
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COMEDIAN Joe Pasquale is hoping to turn Copstars into Pop stars – with the help of Hear’Say wannabe Hayley Evetts.
The squeaky voiced star is hoping his dulcet tones will lay siege to the pop charts when he provides backing vocals for a bunch of crooning cops – and raises money for charity.
Joe has starred in four Royal Variety performances, made numerous television appearances, including his own specials for ITV, recorded four videos and co-wrote The Big Thick Joe Pasquale Book.
He is firmly established as one of Britain’s favourite comedy entertainers following a series of tours and appearances in pantomimes and summer seasons across the country.
Now he has teamed up with The Copstars, a group of “Singing Detectives” including Sergeant Simon Cook, Detective Constable Doug Hurren, Special Constable Tim Bushell and Information Assistant Darren Yates from West Midlands Police.
The five are due to meet at the Fat Man Studios in Sutton Coldfield to provide the backing vocals for Hayley, 24, from Birmingham.
Joe, who is currently on a spring tour at theatres all over the UK with his new live show, said: “I am only too pleased to be joining the Boys In Blue for this well deserved charity recording.
“I could have been a policeman myself as I have the ideal, commanding voice for negotiating in siege situations”.
Music industry giants Revolver Music are backing the single, which is being sponsored by West Midlands Police Recruiting Department, although other well-known celebrities have already given the charity project the thumb’s up.
Sir Norman Wisdom OBE said: “I’m so policed to hear you’re making this CD. Let’s hope you make a few coppers from it!”
Comedian Ken Dodd said: “It’s certainly got an arresting beat and is absolutely P.C and by Jove I am a good judge”.
Sir Cliff Richard said: “Good luck – hope to see you in the charts!”
‘Bobby’s Girl’ will be released in July and all profits from the single will go to the John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham.