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Fulwood singer serenades the city during lockdown

Posted on - 7th April, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Garrison, Greyfriars, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Stephen Baylis performing in the Highgate area of Fulwood Pic: Kelly McGinty
Stephen Bayliss performing in the Highgate area of Fulwood Pic: Kelly McGinty

A Preston singer brought joy to Fulwood during a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Residents were serenaded by Stephen Bayliss just off Garstang Road, Fulwood.

The singer, who goes by the name of ‘Sunny Finger’ on Facebook, performed for 90 minutes in the middle of the afternoon in balmy Spring sunshine.

He cranked up the volume and put on a range of famous tunes and covers throughout the performance, with neighbours watching on a safe distance away.

Bayliss, who has been performing for three decades, was just finishing when Preston Police arrived.

He mainly performs at corporate events and private functions.

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He had also live streamed the performance on Facebook being streamed more than 6,000 times and taking requests.

Mr Bayliss said: “I just wanted to say thank you to those who tuned in. I’ve not had a voice for a few days and considered calling it off, but wasn’t sure when we’d get good weather again.

“A few people complained, so the police were called. but luckily it was on my last song

“Take care guys and be safe.”

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