FUSE and Britain’s Got Talent star to perform at British Red Cross Gala Ball
Tuesday 9 June 2009
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Electric violinists FUSE and Britain’s Got Talent star Julian Smith are set to perform at the British Red Cross International Fundraising Committee Gala Ball tomorrow (10 June). The Birmingham saxophonist, runner-up in the ITV talent show last week, will join Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee (FUSE) and award-winning comedian Omid Djalili on the bill at the IFC Gala Ball.
Guests will attend a reception and dinner at one of a selection of Ambassadors’ residences before being taken to the Hyatt Regency London The Churchill Hotel for entertainment, dancing and the chance to bid for exclusive and unattainable items at an auction, which will raise money for the international life-saving work of the British Red Cross.
The theme this year is ‘A Celebration of Life’ and the gala ball will bring together influential people from across the world. Confirmed guests include Anne Robinson, Sir Trevor Nunn and European Royals.
Julian Smith wowed the judges during Britain’s Got Talent with Piers Morgan describing him as “the coolest contestant” that has ever appeared on the show. FUSE are duo Linzi Stoppard (daughter-in-law of Sir Tom Stoppard) and Ben Lee, the most innovative and in demand string act for a generation. FUSE began 2009 as the act opening for the New Year's Day London Parade immediately after the Queen's New Year message. Their performance was broadcast to more than 300 million viewers on 750 international TV stations around the world. Comedian Omid Djalili is acclaimed as one of Britain’s funniest stand-up comedians as has also appeared in films including ‘The Mummy’ and ‘Gladiator’.