He can sing, he can dance and he can raise £8,000 for charity all in one night. Adam Tuffrey’s Music 4 Meningitis show on Saturday hit all the right notes in every way!
Although he’s only just turned 18, this talented, young, singer songwriter looks very at home on stage.
It’s as though he’s been performing all his life which he clearly has, as the audience was shown video footage at the start of Adam strutting his stuff as a tot.
But at the age of eight Adam contracted bacterial meningitis and septicaemia.
Fortunately, he made a full recovery and has been raising money for the Meningitis Trust ever since.
And each year M4M gets bigger and better.
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What started as a performance in a primary school hall five years ago is now packing out Bournemouth Pavilion theatre.
As with any variety show featuring such a broad mix of music, comedy and dance – some acts worked better than others, depending on your taste!
Highlights for me included Adam’s new boy band In Accord who sang in such perfect harmony, it would have even put a smile on Simon Cowell’s face.
Adam also convinced some of his fellow students at Bournemouth School to form a choir for the occasion too.
Other key performances included the Stage Door Dance School, Beat Crew, Total Voice, Cantabile and artists Mike Leyton and Anne Batt.
Most of the acts are local and included members of Adam’s family.
He performed a touching duet with his father Duncan, his sister Chloe was one of the stage hands and his mum Trudy gave a sign language interpretation for the entire show.
So what’s next for “Tuffers” and co is anybody’s guess.
Watch this space!