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Each November, millions of people tune into the BBC Children in Need telethon – a spectacular night of musical entertainment, sketches, glitz and glamour provided by some of the top names in showbiz.

This year ACM Bass tutor Paul Geary, joined Pudsey and the gang for a special concert, which will be televised as part of the line up during the star-studded appeal night on November 16.

Paul, who has worked with top music acts such as George Michael, Simply Red, Sophie Ellis Bexter and Mary J Blige, was part of the house band that played during the concert, which was recorded at Battersea Park.

He joined celebrities including veteran Children In Need presenter, Terry Wogan, singer Olly Murs, the dancers from Strictly Come Dancing and a host of medal winners from this year’s London Olympic Games.

“I got to meet most of the celebrities involved, including Terry Wogan. It struck me just how normal everyone was but above all they were collectively incredibly passionate about raising money and awareness for Children in Need. Over the years I have been involved in many charity events, but none on this scale and it was a real honour”
Paul Geary Bass Tutor at ACM

Paul, who had no formal music training at school, started playing bass in a gospel church at the age of 18. He received his first break working with soul diva’s Lisa Stansfield and Gabrielle in 1991. Two years later he was voted Best New Musician by the British Music Association.

ACM would like to wish the Children in Need team the very best of luck for this years campaign and look forward to helping the charity, in whatever means possible, for many years to come.


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