Crooning duo raising funds

Jazz/Swing duo Dan Morris and Max Bowker pictured performing at the Nationwide Building Society on St. Sepulchre Gate. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Nationwide MC 3
Jazz/Swing duo Dan Morris and Max Bowker pictured performing at the Nationwide Building Society on St. Sepulchre Gate. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Nationwide MC 3
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Customers visiting Nationwide Building Society were stopped in their tracks when two young crooners sang their charity single.

Duo, Max Bowker, 17, and Dan Morris, 18, both from Edenthorpe, set up their mikes in the Doncaster branch in St Sepulchre Gate, donned their tuxedoes and performed a 45-minute set including their latest retro-feel charity single, Yule Love This Christmas.

Staff and customers gave generously and, along with other cash collected from performances in the area, the duo has managed to raise around £1,300 for the Doncaster Food Bank, although the final figure could even top this.

Customer service host at Nationwide, Amy Regan, said the performance was “brilliant,” and added: “What a huge success – it was fantastic and customers loved it. I wish the boys all the best in raising funds for such a worthy cause.”

Mel Hewitt, mum of 23-year-old Geoff Hewitt, the composer of the single and director of the accompanying video, said funds would go directly to Doncaster Food bank and she was proud of what her son, the two boys and everyone who had supported and helped with the single had achieved.

She added: “It was great the way things came together. My son brought musicians together from across the country to perform. My daughter Lizzy, 17, introduced the singers, Max, who performed on the BBC programme called ‘Sinatra: Our Way,’ last Christmas and Dan, who is with the national Youth Theatre, where actor Daniel Craig began.

“The single captures the feel of Sinatra, Bing Crosby and a little bit of Morecambe and Wise.” Go to Facebook.com/bowkermorris to find out more and to see the charity single performed.