Father-of-three chooses Tom Jones as The Voice mentor

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Gary Pool Gary Pool

A 48-year-old soul singer is successfully through to the next round of BBC singing competition, The Voice.

Appearing on last night’s blind auditions, Gary Poole, from Friday Hill, Chingford, managed to impress two of the four judges, Ricky Wilson and Tom Jones, with his rendition of The Zutons’s song, Valerie.

On the show Tom Jones said: "He can sing, and that's what I like."

The part-time university lecturer chose to join Tom Jones’ team and is now through to the next round where he will sing against another member of the team.

The father of three has previously had a number one single in the UK soul charts and has supported Prince and Michael Jackson at Wembley Arena with his group D’Influence.

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8:36pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

I was impressed by my great uncle, a father of three who worked down the pit, digging gold. Many years later Maggie Thatcher closed the same pit but despite this blow to his confidence he voted Conservative but this split the family in half. He spent his last years trying to heal the rift but it was a fruitless effort and he went screaming for forgiveness alas.
I was impressed by my great uncle, a father of three who worked down the pit, digging gold. Many years later Maggie Thatcher closed the same pit but despite this blow to his confidence he voted Conservative but this split the family in half. He spent his last years trying to heal the rift but it was a fruitless effort and he went screaming for forgiveness alas. Villagecranberry

8:37pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
I was impressed by my great uncle, a father of three who worked down the pit, digging gold. Many years later Maggie Thatcher closed the same pit but despite this blow to his confidence he voted Conservative but this split the family in half. He spent his last years trying to heal the rift but it was a fruitless effort and he went screaming for forgiveness alas.
I forgot to mention, I have a union banner if anyone knows of a place where it could go?
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: I was impressed by my great uncle, a father of three who worked down the pit, digging gold. Many years later Maggie Thatcher closed the same pit but despite this blow to his confidence he voted Conservative but this split the family in half. He spent his last years trying to heal the rift but it was a fruitless effort and he went screaming for forgiveness alas.[/p][/quote]I forgot to mention, I have a union banner if anyone knows of a place where it could go? Villagecranberry

12:30pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Typo, coal not gold, predictive text sorry.
Typo, coal not gold, predictive text sorry. Villagecranberry

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