08.01.15

Skin Contact - First Guest Singers Announced!

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Prepare to have your corks rocked off! Skin Côntact, the UK wine trade's greatest (and only) charity covers band is delighted to announce its first two very special guest singers: Joe Wadsack and Charles Metcalfe.

Joe's notoriety as a singer in the wine trade is widespread, and he can often be found serenading the patrons of the Groucho Club in the wee small hours of the morning. He's also the new face of wine on the BBC's Food & Drink programme, which came on air this month to a very positive reception. Previously, Joe has been an RAF pilot, winemaker in Bordeaux, supermarket buyer, founder of Cube communications, writer, consultant and judge. Not to mention his phenomenal reputation as a chef.

Charles' musical heritage is formidable: he is a fully fledged opera singer! For many years, however, the wine trade has been the fortunate beneficiary of his talents: he has written many wine books, co-founded Wine International magazine, and is one of the brains behind the hugely successful International Wine Challenge competition.

Skin Côntact's ringleader Richard Hemming says: 'It's going to be awesome having Joe and Charles fronting the band for a few songs - they're charismatic, lovely people with superb singing voices. Charles' mellifluous tones will charm the Vinopolis audience into a smitten trance, then Joe's enthusiasm will blow the roof off.'

"This event just gets better and better!" says Agnes Heller from Skin-Côntact's partner for the evening, Inter-Rhône.  "We're expecting something generous, gutsy and big hearted from these two wine world legends.  And guests will have the opportunity to taste a range of Côtes du Rhône wines that could be described in exactly the same way at our Annual Tasting which will kick off the evening's entertainment.  Think Red Nose Day, Think Côtes du Rhône!"

Skin Côntact is a wine trade supergroup who are playing a barnstorming one-off charity gig on Monday 9 March 2015 at Vinopolis in aid of Wine Relief, a fundraising initiative for Comic Relief. Tickets go on sale in January 2015.

 

For more information, check out www.SkinContactLive.com - and be sure to check back next week for some exclusive behind the scenes coverage of Joe and Charles rehearsing with the band!