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Entertainers, Musicians & Artists

Hamish Simpson
Musician

Whether its a relaxed Ibiza style wedding reception or a full on party till the early hours, Hamish can deliver the goods. Not afraid of getting down with the crowd he will tastefully freestyle over the DJ, with his pure energy never failing to make you move.

Here at ate Olds Cool ~GMVPride2020 closing party with DJ Vick Vibe

 

After leaving Goldsmiths College, Hamish cut his teeth travelling around the world as a solo artist on cruise lines. Since returning to working on land, he has become an in demand saxophonist for private parties and weddings as well as performing creatively for various House music brands in the UK

In 2019, Hamish created his own vibe in such venues as The Playboy Club, Ministry of Sound, Tiger Tiger, Buta Palace in Baku Azerbaijan, Club Aquarium and Kings College Cambridge.

He has also performed with notable DJs such as Jeremy Healy, Richard Ernshaw, Alex P, DJ Pied Piper & MC DT, Arron Crascall, Jess Bays and Mike Mac

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Kellie Maloney
Speaker, Radio & TV Presenter, Boxing Promoter

Kellie Maloney is an English boxing manager and promoter, and television personality.

Kellie Maloney talks about life with HIlary Cooke


 

Kellie managed Lennox Lewis to the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. While known as the promoter who took Lewis to the top, Maloney has also guided four other fighters to World Titles and has managed a string of British, European and Commonwealth Champions. Kellie retired from Boxing in 2013 and began concentrating on television and radio broadcasting. She recently began working in boxing again as a promoter / manager of womens boxing.

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GARY B LUCAS
Singer

Gary B Lucas is a singer, songwriter and producer from Maidstone in Kent.

Gary talks about Pride and performs Mary the Night,

Gary Lucas performs a Live set for #GMVPride2020 introduced by Mama G


 

Inspired in his teens by the directly honest lyricism and passion of Alanis Morissette and the avant-garde pop of Tori Amos, his influences today continue to span the depths of the alternative and the mainstream, landing his original songs somewhere in the middle: sensitive, thoughtful and hook-laden. They often reveal a struggle to find peace and identity in such a loud and busy world. New single, "Maybe I" finds Lucas in a quietly hopeful mood, wondering whether he "could be the boy that everybody sees". But it's still only a maybe.

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Aiden Sadler
Singer
AIDAN SADLER

Aidan Sadler is a unique, versatile singer specialising in uptempo 80's, along with a wide repertoire of Pop, Rock, Musical Theatre & Opera. He has credits including resort, UK and cruise tours

Aiden's Performance at #GMVPride2020 introduced by Mama G

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KATE MECHEDOU
Actor

Kate Mechedou trained at East 15 Acting School. She specialised in performing history for many years, playing characters of all social classes, including many of the Queens of England at historic sites like Dover Castle, the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace. As Director of Mrs Bakers Medway Theatre Company, Kate is dragging history into uncharted waters in Medway!

Kate Machedou performs as The Queen of Hearts for #GMVPride2020

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Performer Feature Image REMNANTS HOCKEY CLUB
Sports Group Hosts

Remnants HC is still the only openly gay women's hockey club in London - maybe in the UK! Remnants HC is a friendly club which welcomes gay, bi and straight women alike.



 

We welcome all hockey abilities from, "I've never even held a stick," to, "I used to play at school," and even "I'm world-class and looking for a fun new club." We don't discriminate!

Many of our club members are also here for our social scene, meeting new friends whilst getting fitter. Our members mostly come from south-east London and Kent so we can usually organise transport for those who need it. So get in touch and we look forward to welcoming you to our club.

The season runs from September to April. In the summer months we often play Rush Hockey and this year, we also took part in the first London Pride cup organised by London Royals HC in June 2018. Many of our members also take part in other sports events, like Pride 10K, Park run, London Marathon...

Off the hockey pitch, we also have a number of social events like escape room nights, swingers golf club, cocktail nights, London pride, country walks... In the summer, we also run Rush Hockey sessions every two weeks. Keep an eye on the calendar for events during the new season.

We play our games in the Kent league on Saturdays from September to March. When we play at home, our games take place at Colfe's School at 12:00 or 10:30. We play teams all over Kent, from Dartford, Sevenoaks, Marden, Blackheath or Faversham. Feel free to come and along and cheer.

On Tuesday nights we train at Colfe's school from 7pm and there are also a number of indoor rush hockey session during the winter.

 
 
 
 
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ROB T
Musician/Singer
ROB Tompsett  Musician

Rob T is a Maidstone based professional entertainer who works predominately in care homes and hospitals, with the odd private function thrown in. He  ​is a solo vocal/ukulele entertainer who has been a professional performer for over 20 years. He has worked both in the UK and Europe and has worked with many acts including Joe Brown, The Wurzels, and Chaz & Dave.
Originally a lead guitarist on the country music scene for many years, Rob felt it was time for a change and so switched to Ukuleke and well loved cheesy songs over five years ago and has never looked back.

ROB T Live set for #GMVPride2020

 

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THE HOMOLONES
Band

Homolones #GMVPride2020 Anthem

 

Martin Adams was playing the guitar in a family band as a young teenager spending every Friday, Saturday and Sunday gigging the notorious Working Men's Clubs across London and Essex while trying to maintain his school work.
Attending his first Pride event in the early 80's he met musician Tom Robinson, who took him under his wing and helped him in his 'coming out'. Martin later sang backing vocals with Tom at the Duke Of York Theatre in London's west end in 1986. In the early 80's he was lead guitarist with Medway based band 'The Offbeats' with whom he recorded an album and toured Belgium.
A long-time campaigner for gay rights, equality and human rights, Martin attended 'on the street marches' throughout the 80's and 90's.
He joined the NHS HIV/AIDS department where he worked tirelessly through his educational role in supporting schools and teachers in HIV awareness, and facilitated 'sexuality awareness' programmes at a time when 'Section 28' was still rife. He also co-wrote and facilitated 'Coming Out' groups for young gay men across Medway & Gravesham at this time, despite opposition from local Tory MP's
After many years of struggling with his own mental health issues, he's starting to pick up the guitar again 🙂

Luke Horton received his first drum kit at the age of 2, he was self taught up until he began studying at BIMM Brighton and graduated with a B.A HONS in Professional Musicianship.
Luke has performed with a variety of acts that have supported artists such as Wheatus, The Sugarbabes. He currently plays with The Starks Family Band who play a wide range of musical styles in and out of Kent

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Sian Monday
Musician/Singer
SIAN MONDAY
Singer / Songwriter

Sian Monday is a singer/songwriter who has written and produced (but not yet published or promoted) three albums of original songs, ranging through a wide spectrum of musical styles. Sian has been in bands, duos and gigging on her own since she was very young. In her previous life as Shaun, she supported a range of well-known musicians and was part of one of the most popular and busy duos on the south coast. She continues to write, play and produce her own music and was delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to Trans Pride.

Sian Monday live for #GMVPride2020

 

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Lolly
Singer Songwriter

LOLLY - Anna Kumble arrived on the British pop music scene in 1999 with the release of her first single, "Viva La Radio". She released five singles and two albums over her two-year career in music.

Lolly Pride Anna Kumble Set for #GMVPride2020

"Viva La Radio"
"Mickey"
"Big Boys Don't Cry / Rockin' Robin"
"Per Sempre Amore"
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
"Stay Young and Beautiful"
"Paper Rain"

 

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