An Evening With Paul Jones and Fiona Hendley
An evening with Paul Jones (lead singer with Manfred Mann, the Blues Band, radio presenter, RSC actor) and Fiona Hendley (TV actress (Widows) and West End musicals) - songs, humour and insights into their lives and faith.
Lead singer of Manfred Mann, & The Blues Band
West End and Broadway stage credits
Presenter with Radio 2 and Jazz FM
TV appearances: chat show host and Shakespeare
TV Personality of the Year award for “Widows”
Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre appearances
Award winning West End musical “City of Angels”
Admission by ticket only - TICKETS: £5
Available from – Culduthel Christian Centre, Culduthel Avenue, Inverness, IV2 6AS
Telephone 01463 729090
(Pastor: Bill Slack)
Paul and Fiona have been at the cutting edge of the music and entertainment industries for many years: Paul’s distinguished career includes being the award-winning lead singer of Manfred Mann (whose hits include “Do Wah Diddy” and “Pretty Flamingo”), and The Blues Band – he has recently worked on new albums with both groups.
His collection of gold discs includes one for the original “Evita”. Millions listen to him on Radio 2, Jazz FM and elsewhere, and on TV he has hosted talk shows and performed everything from Shakespeare to soaps. His extensive stage credits range from the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company to the West End and Broadway.
Fiona, an accomplished actress and singer, has worked in all areas of show business from her acclaimed TV series “Widows” (for which she won Personality of the Year Award) to leading roles at the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Fiona has starred in many West End productions including the highly praised and award-winning musical “City of Angels”. She has sung on many show recordings and has a collection of gold discs that rival Paul’s. Together they have recorded several CD’s celebrating the work of composers from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Their Gospel album “Personal” has been very well received: its songs express their love for their Heavenly Father, and for each other.
Paul and Fiona’s testimony is humorous, but compassionate. Paul came to faith from a background of intellectual arrogance; in 1968 he argued against Billy Graham with Cliff Richard on television, and he was convinced he had won the argument. Yet all his immense success in show business could not remedy the failure within himself.
Fiona sought God from an early age, thinking that she was a Christian, but was surrounded by deception (including spiritualists and mediums); she too hoped that success in show business would bring her happiness. Their testimony tells how each of them found true happiness and real faith. As they bring their testimony, they sing songs from their album, and the Gospel message is clearly explained.