An Audience with Rebecca Ferguson: 10 Things We Learned About Liverpool’s Soulful Songstress
All eyes (and ears) were on the Albert Dock yesterday as fans from around the North West flocked to Gusto to be part of a live Q&A with the fabulous Rebecca Ferguson, hosted by our very own Jay Hynd.
Watch all of the highlights in our video above including excerpts from some of Rebecca’s incredible live performances.
The event, organised by Carolyn Hughes PR, was in aid of local charity, Cash 4 Kids, which supports disabled and disadvantaged children across the Merseyside area. Rebecca Ferguson is a well-known supporter of Cash 4 Kids having faced difficult times during her own childhood and commends the brilliant work they do to support local families.
Guests were treated to arrival drinks, a sumptuous three-course lunch served by the wonderful Gusto chefs and waiting staff, and a copy of Rebecca’s fourth album, Superwoman, ahead of a very lively auction and raffle draw which included prizes from Carter & Co jewellery, Liverpool One and Carden Park, raising much needed funds for the charity.
With every seat taken and glasses re-filled, Jay invited Rebecca to take to the stage for the much anticipated Q&A session as Radio City 2 presenter, Claire Simmo delved into the audience for their questions. Following a hilarious word association game and a standing ovation for Rebecca’s unyielding work ethic, Jay introduced the first of three live performances that had everyone on their feet.
Having wowed the audience yet again with her live vocal performance of the title track from her album, Superwoman, Rebecca talked at length about her time on X Factor, how she likes to unwind with friends (and a glass of red wine) and how despite working away at times, Liverpool will always be her home.
The audience were thrilled to sing along to the closing track, ‘Nothing’s Real but Love’ having laughed along with Rebecca taking on Jay’s quick fire questions.
The afternoon came to an end following a warm message of thanks from event organiser, Carolyn Hughes, of Carolyn Hughes PR, before guests moved to the bar and lounge area for photo’s and autographs. Guests included Fashion Designers Tony & Phillip Armstrong, Marcus Collins, Emmerdale’s Gillian Kearney and Lady Grantchester and model and entrepreneur Rebeckah Vaughan.
Having experienced Rebecca’s vocals in such an intimate setting and heard her talk about personal experiences as not only a singer, but also a single mum and friend, we came to the conclusion that Rebecca Ferguson is a true superwoman.
Here’s 10 thing we learned about Rebecca Ferguson at yesterday’s Cash 4 Kids fundraiser
1 – Rebecca has partied with Boy George and Goldie Hawn – who she describes as being “Just like a scouse mum, she loves to look after people.”
2 – Did you know Rebecca has toured with music giants, Lionel Ritchie and Andrea Bochelli? And she said Lionel is one of the most genuine people she’s ever met.
3 – Rebecca’s most famous friend is the amazing, Paloma Faith, and she has received phone calls from the one and only Elton John offering her support and advice. Wow!
4 – Asked how she likes to chill out when work is done, Rebecca replied: “Ohh with a nice glass of red wine around the table at mine with my mates”
5 – Rebecca was the only act to consistently be in the top 2 throughout the entire X Factor series, including the final!
6 – Asked if she would ever do panto or theatre, Rebecca said: “I’d love to do Cats, ahhh singing ‘Memory’ by Grizabella would be amazing”.
7 – If she could play on festival Rebecca would choose Glastonbury…..and maybe Coachella in the US.
8 – Rebecca was asked for words of wisdom on balancing a successful career and being a parent. She said: “Remember who you’re working for, it’s for them, it’s about getting a balance right, do it for them.”
9 – She has performed for Prince William & Kate Middleton at their request on numerous occasions and has performed at the Vatican for the Pope.
10 – She says “Scousers are the most stylish people in the world” when asked if she thinks we are more trendy than Parisians.
Rebecca’s stunning fourth album, Superwoman is available to buy and download now here, and trust us, if you’re looking for a playlist that will give you goose-bumps, lift you up and inspire you, get it now.
Plus check out Gusto at the Albert Dock, trust us it is the perfect venue for whatever occasion. gustorestaurants.uk.com/restaurant/liverpool/
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