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Widnes singer appeals for record producer
A SINGER who has raised more than £100,000 for charity has recorded a new single.
Jonnie Rocco hopes his version of an Elvis song, ‘The Wonder Of Roo’, will raise funds for the epilepsy charity, Matthew’s Friends.
But he now needs a record producer to make his dream come true.
Jonnie, aged 72, of Dean Street, Widnes, said: “I’m looking for a sponsor. My friend’s grandson has epilepsy so I want to help him.
“I’ve raised more than £100,000 for lots of different charities.”
Elvis fan Johnnie, sings at clubs and pubs across the town.
He helped to raise £300 for the Briitish Heart Foundation at Farnworth Social Club last week.
He belongs to the Knights of St Columba and Irish Guards choirs in Widnes and sings at funerals and weddings.
He performed with The Beatles at the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1961 and recently returned for a charity show.
His gig went down so well, he was invited back to give four more concerts.
He has auditioned for the X-Factor several times and had his picture taken with Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.
He has also appeared on the Graham Norton show.
He regularly entertains elderly residents in local care homes.
Johnnie said: “I have everyone laughing. It’s great fun. People write songs for me.
“I’d love to do adverts for the telly. I can do all sorts of voiceovers.”
Johnnie would like to thank Aby Signs in Widnes who print tickets for his charity gigs free of charge.
Anyone interested in sponsoring Jonnie’s record, can contact him on 07568 569914.