Posted: Sun 14th Apr 2024

Llangollen PCSO swaps one beat for another with live musical performance for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

A Wrexham man and Llangollen PCSO will be swapping one type of beat for another this month when he takes to the stage in the local town hall.

Karl Joseph, a familiar face across Llangollen and fondly known as ‘the Laughing Policeman’, is well known for providing a reassuring police presence in the town and also for belting out the odd song.

This time last year, Karl appeared on ITV’s Starstruck with his own tribute to Robbie Williams – impressing Queen front-man Adam Lambert, Canadian Superstar Shania Twain and soul sensation Beverley Knight.

In just 10 days’ time, he will be providing a very different beat at Llangollen Town Hall when he takes to the stage alongside a highly acclaimed tribute act endorsed by Robbie Williams himself.

The event is the latest in the ‘Live in Llangollen Town Hall’ fundraising gigs to raise money for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s charity.

It comes just 70 days before Bryan Adams takes the stage before a procession of International Stars including Simple Minds, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Jess Glynne, folk Superstars Calan, West End stars Kerry Ellis and John Owen-Jones and Tom Jones perform in the biggest Llangollen Eisteddfod for a generation.

Karl cites his influences as Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and many of today’s Country Music stars.

He is also a massive fan of Bryan Adams, who himself will be singing in Llangollen himself at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Tuesday 18 June.

Mike Andrews – “Robbie To the MAX’

“I can’t wait to take the stage at our splendid Town Hall,” explained Karl.

“I love my job patrolling the local streets of Llangollen but anyone who knows me will tell you how passionate I am about performing.

“That’s why swapping my stage from the streets of Llangollen to the stage at Llangollen Town Hall is so great.

“I’ll be performing a mixture of Rock, Country, Pop and Indie songs, from the 70’s through to modern songs.

“I can’t wait to entertain you.”

Also performing will be Mike Andrews – “Robbie To the MAX’ – a highly acclaimed tribute act.

Mike Andrews from Denbigh is one of the most accurate Robbie tributes currently available in the UK and is the only one in the world to be endorsed by Robbie Williams himself.

The show cover’s all of Robbie’s hits, starting off with some of his earlier hits like as ‘Let Me Entertain You‘ and ‘Millennium‘ and continuing all the way through to his more hits such as ‘Love My Life‘, ‘Candy‘ and many more.

Robbie to the MAX with support from Karl Joseph will take place on Friday, April 19 from 7.30pm.

Tickets priced £10 are available from Llangollen Tourist Information Centre on Regent Street, Llangollen or from the website.

Use promo code LIVE24 to remove the booking fee. Limited tickets will be available on the door.

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