This weekend the DD Pro Audio team were in Darwen, Lancashire for their 2017 xmas light switch on event. Headlining the event this year were clubbing legends Phats & Small and X-Factor 2014 winner Ben Haenow.
Kicking the day off we had children's favourite gardener: CBeeBies Mr Bloom - "The team couldn't help being glued to watching a fully grown yorkshire-man talking to vegetables with eyes on stage" jokes director Sam. It's always a pleasure to work with Ben (Mr Bloom) and it's amazing to watch how he captivates the imagination of the audience both young and old alike - It seems everybody wants to "Meet the Veggies".
Presenting the show was Mr Rob Charles - best known for his voice as the radio DJ on Peter Kay's comedy classic: Car Share. He introduced local acts throughout the day who all gave brilliant performances despite the freezing cold weather.
Highlight of the day for us however had to be the absolutely electric set from clubbing legends Phats and Small; famous for their 90's hit "Hey, What's wrong with you" they had the whole town jumping from start to finish with the impressive DJ skills of Phats providing hard hitting tracks that the crowd of just had to sing along to.
Finishing the night and switching the lights on was the job left to Ben Haenow winner of 2014's X-Factor competition. His distinct vocals were on point as he began belting out his track "Second Hand Heart" and although Kelly Clarkson couldn't join him on this occasion the audience well and truly filled in for her singing along to every word.
Lights on and in a torrent of fireworks the event was over for another year in Darwen.