SOUTH WOODFORD: Businessman took along 'Jackson 5' to nephew's wedding (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Businessman, Dave Bance, took along 'Jackson 5' to nephew's wedding
Dave Bance, Randy Jackson, Alejandra Jackson, Jermajesty Jackson, Jaffar Jackson and Genevieve Jackson . Credit: Shekhar Bhatia©2012
A BUSINESSMAN who is friends to the stars took along five members of showbiz family, the Jacksons, to his nephew's wedding.
Dave Bance, 50, who lives off George Lane, South Woodford, is business partners with Jermaine Jackson, brother of Michael Jackson and original member of The Jackson 5.
Jermaine's children, Jermajesty and Jaafar, and Randy Jackson's children Genevieve and Randy Jr, guest starred at the Sikh wedding over the weekend in Portsmouth.
Also present was the ex-partner of Randy, Alejandra.
Mr Bance said: "The Jacksons are like my own family and I was happy that they could make the wedding.
"They attended the henna night, the wedding ceremony at the temple, and of course the reception party in which they watched various performers who included Signature from Britain’s Got Talent.
"The Jacksons wore the traditional head scarves to respect the Sikh beliefs inside the temple.
"We had to have security to control the fans and guests who could not believe their presence and other guests included various actors as far away from Mumbai the Bollywood film industry.
"It was my nephew's wedding and it was a fantastic occasion."
Mr Bance was also close friends with Michael Jackson and attended his funeral in 2009.
He added: "I have a long-standing relationship with the family and whenever they come to the UK they stay in my house.
"Jermaine sometimes goes jogging in the area."
Mr Bance owns various properties and businesses including night clubs and even his own airline, and says his hobby is 'money-making'.
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