If you have been to a disco on the Lizard Peninsula in the last ten years the chances are high of it having been compered by St Keverne-based mobile DJ Michael Ross Williams.
Now Michael, who is better known in the business as Proper Job Disco, is celebrating a decade at the decks with a special fundraising event in his home village by way of a thank you to all his customers past and present.
On Saturday next week, March 16th, TV show Stars In Their Eyes is being revived for one night only for punters at The White Hart pub in St Keverne.
Michael, 29, is looking for budding singers as well as comedians, magicians and anyone else with a talent to take part.
He said: “I wanted to do something that people would enjoy rather than just have a party. I’m always the one at my discos to take to the mic to get people dancing and enjoying themselves.
“Now this is a chance for other people to take to the stage.”
Michael is also hoping the event will raise funds for the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, which provides a vital emergency helicopter service for the whole county. There will be an auction throughout the evening and a raffle before the winning act is announced.
Prizes and lots donated so far include tickets to Eden Project and Gweek Seal Sanctuary, a round of golf at Mullion Golf Club, a tour of St Austell Brewery, a barrel from Skinners, and a game of paintball for eight people at Action Paintball.
“People and businesses have been so generous with prizes and lots,” added Michael.
“In these tough economic times it has really filled me with joy to see great prizes and lots flooding in and there’s more to be announced.”
It costs £5 to take part, with contestants having the chance to win a prize fund of £100.
This has been donated by Lesley Magill, the landlady of The White Hart, so that all the money raised will be going to the charity. The event is free to spectators.
For more information call Michael on 01326 280369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “S I T E”.
Visit Michael’s website at www.properjobdisco.co.uk