Welcome to the Orihuela Costa and District Branch of The Royal British Legion
Former artiste Cathy Carson was the post-meeting guest in September as she took to the stage to chat about her life growing up in the entertainment industry.
Cathy had the audience enthralled as she covered her 49 year career in a little over 20 minutes, from her early days as a young lass in Lincolnshire, with summer season bookings along the coast, to a tour of the United States when she was just 14 years old. She told how she was offered a contract by CBS Records when she was performing in Philadelphia. However, she felt she was just a little too young so she turned it down, and even today she still wonders what might have been!
She returned to the UK to become lead vocalist with the popular band called The Three New Pennies and when it eventually disbanded Cathy continued her career into the 90’s as a soloist.
After a break, which included a move to Spain, Cathy once again hit the venues on the Costa Blanca. Now she was well supported by ‘Tubby Hubby’ Keith Brown, but all too soon she once again decided to put her solo career on hold as she took on the post of Musical Director with the Charity singers TAABS, a role that she held until her retirement 3 years ago.
And just one final request from the members saw Cathy break into song once again with a couple of her all time favourites which she closed, hopefully not for the last time, to thunderous applause.