zoomers soar with matt richards
With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock

ZOOMERS SOAR UNDER MATT RICHARDS DIRECTION

On the day of the 170th consecutive Virtual Thrash appearance, Matt Richards launched on YouTube his second lock-down video featuring members of the Virtual Thrash Zoom group. The first video for "When I'm Cleaning Windows" was launched on 24 April 2020  to great acclaim when the national news media picked up on it and we were featured on BBC, ITV and many other major news outlets. Approximately five months down the road on 06 September, we now have “With My Little Stick Of Blackpool Rock”, another of George Formby‘s greatest hits, brought back from January 1937 and updated in 2020 by Matt and forty-four enthusiastic Zoomers Matt has created another brilliant piece of work and the fact that the participants had almost doubled from the first production suggests that the Virtual Formby Thrash Group are here to stay! It has even been suggested that the group could and should become the George Formby Society’s first-ever online branch. Through the darkness of COVID-19 has emerged this group of people, scattered all over the UK and various other countries around the world who have met every night since lockdown started and the fact that the number of members continues to grow is simply amazing. In just three days, Matt’s new video has attracted well over 1200 views so perhaps it will once again put the name of George Formby back in the headlines. Publicity or no publicity though, frankly who cares! In this uncertain GFS year, the one certainty is that the Zoomers are here to stay, making the music of George Formby every night of the week and enjoying each other’s company just as if it was a convention or a branch meeting. The Zoom gang applaud all that Matt does, he has created two red-letter days for us all with his video editing skills and perhaps we can now look forward to a third red-letter day when on Tuesday 6 October we shall play in our 200th consecutive Zoom appearance. The story of this group of George Formby enthusiasts is set to run and run! PP - 07/09/2020

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