Hello again, where has the time gone? It’s been another exciting couple of months filled with great memories and experiences. April kicked off with an exciting and busy weekend, with an engagement party and a ladies only event the day after, which was good fun.
On the 16th April I headed over to London to perform at a Vaisakhi Mela alongside the likes of Heera, a renowned Bhangra music group who formed back in the 80’s, and the extremely talented, Punjabi pop singer Sona Walia. Coincidentally when I performed on this date in London it also was my late wife Sukhninders birthday; it’s the first time I’ve ever had the chance to perform on this date, so it was a double celebration. Later on in the month I performed at a 25th wedding anniversary in Birmingham and was invited to sing at a charity event, Vaisakhi Mela in Coventry, here I performed along with Punjabi singer JK.
At the beginning of May I was invited as one of the three special guests to an open day in Leicester at the Sikh temple, which was organised by one of the community centres. I attended along with Councillor Manjula Sood and Councillor Piara Singh Clair. I got to perform a religious song in front of over 100 people, which was a real honour. The whole programme was covered by the Asian TV channel Akaal, which added to the already great atmosphere. It was at this event that I was asked to wear my 3 medals that I had acquired whilst serving in the police force, which was a real privilege.
Another wonderful evening took place in Nottingham during the middle of May, someone must have seen me perform at the ladies only event back in April and recommend me to perform at another ladies only charity event, which raised money for various charities.
The highlight of May was at the end of the month, where I was invited to a special concert held at the Y Theatre in Leicester called; Singing 4 Happiness. The event raised awareness and funds for their own charity and three other local charities which included SANDS Leicestershire, Leicester Hospital Charities and Children’s Heart Unit. I attended as a special guest alongside the Lord Mayor and Lady Gretton. This was a great experience and an honour to meet Lady Gretton again for the second time because 12 years ago she was the one who presented me with one of my medals at the Police HQ, so it was really lovely to see her again after many years. The event had a variety of opera and classical singers such as Justine Balmer and keedie. This event had an amazing turn out and the music was incredible.
I look forward to what the rest of 2016 has in store!