Songs from the Musicals

  • Steevie-Leigh Crossley

    Steevie-Leigh Crossley

    Hi, I’m Steevie and I have been involved in music and theatre since I was 11 years old. In year 7, I began to sing and find my passion with Rachel Hughes, who was a singing teacher for Bolton Music Service. Music was a great saviour in my life and Trust Music provided the funds for me to continue my musical journey with Rachel and multiple
    Bolton Music Service choirs for many years. I found a safe haven in my singing lessons and choir rehearsals and it created a peaceful space for me to grow in a very chaotic life at the time.
    My amazing teachers and Trust Music provided me with the skills that led to me to study musical theatre at Pendleton College of Performing Arts, prior to being awarded a first class BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree at University. Since then I have worked as a singing teacher at Fairstage Academy of Arts and Booths Music in Bolton, and qualified as a primary school teacher where I now take forward my passion for music as the music coordinator in school. I am also a very proud (and emotional) member of the amazing Horwich Community Choir
    conducted by Rachel Hughes. Some of my favourite roles include:
    Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Jo March in Little Women, The Bakers Wife in Into the Woods, Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Morticia Addams in The Addams Family and Jenny Cavilleri in Love Story.
    Trust Music gave me an opportunity to step into a new world. I feel very blessed to be working as a Trustee for this wonderful charity and giving back what I can to help other children in Bolton.

  • Emily Bailey

    Emily Bailey

    Hey! I’m Emily.

    I trained in Musical and Technical Theatre at the University of
    I have been performing in Amateur theatre shows for over 20 years.

    Some of my favourite roles I have played are, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone, Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (looking forward to singing with Jonny again tonight), Maria in The Sound of Music (excited to be bringing back some of my favourite things) and I am currently rehearsing for Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in a couple of weeks time!

    I met Steevie last year when she took on the part of Jenny, in Love Story, and I was over the moon to accept the invitation to be involved in tonight’s concert to raise money for such a worthy charity, Trust Music.

  • Joe Cunliffe

    Joe Cunliffe

    Hi, I’m Joe!

    Singing and performing has been a massive hobby of mine since the age of 10, performing in a variety of musicals and plays over the years with a number of the amateur dramatic societies in the Bolton area.
    Some of my favourite roles include Donkey in Shrek the
    Musical, Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys & Dolls, and most recently the
    part of Jim in ‘And did those feet’ at Bolton little theatre.
    I’ve also recently joined Rachel Hughes & her amazing Horwich
    Community Choir.

    My day job is a Funeral Director at R Banks & Son funerals in Wigan, who are very proud to sponsor tonight’s event! I’m thrilled to be part of this amazing event for a special local charity and very proud of my beautiful better half for organising it!


  • Jonny Cunliffe

    Jonny Cunliffe

    Hi, I’m Jonny and I’m currently a primary school teacher.
    I have been both a student and teacher with Bolton Music Service,
    starting at the age of 9, as a cellist, taught by Mrs Jackson and
    playing with a number of ensembles for over 8 years, then singing
    with Lads a’capella, Bolton Youth Choir and BMS Singers.
    I studied Music Theatre at UCLan and have performed in local
    amateur shows around Bolton and Manchester for almost 25 years.
    Some favourite roles I have played over the years include Shrek,
    Anatoly in Chess, Javert in Les Miserables and Dorsey in Parade.
    More recently, I sang with The Manchester Chorale, conducted by
    Sir Karl Jenkins at The Bridgewater Hall.
    I am delighted to have been invited to be part of tonight’s concert
    and it is a pleasure to support the wonderful work that Trust Music

  • Louise Gaffney

    Louise Gaffney

    Hiya! My name is Louise and I’m from sunny Bolton!!

    I now live down south in hopes to pursue my dream of being on the west end.
    I trained in Musical Theatre at Pendleton Colege and then moved on to The Arden School of Theatre where I gained my degree in Vocal
    Studies and Performance. I then went on to perform professionally in Cyprus for 2 years as a lead vocalist.

    I was a “late bloomer” when it came to amateur theatre, only first performing at the age of 15 with Cats Youth Theatre. I would then become part of lots of societies around Bolton, where I was lucky to meet friends for life.
    One of my favourite roles has been Grizabella in Cats, and I am
    currently rehearsing the part of Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at the
    Hemel Boxmoor Playhouse, which I am thrilled about.

    Thank you for supporting such a wonderful cause tonight with such
    wonderful people. I’m so excited to be here and perform for you all.
    Enjoy the show!

  • Nadia Parkinson

    Nadia Parkinson

    Hi, I’m Nadia!

    I have been involved in the Arts and performance from a young age, performing with Bolton Junior Youth Choir, Bolton Youth Choir and local theatre groups.
    Bolton Music Service was a big part of my life, enabling great
    opportunities for me to perform with ensembles such as the Greater Manchester Show Choir. My love of singing led me to study Musical Theatre at Pendleton College. I continued my studies at The
    Hammond School and graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre.
    I have since performed at Park Dean Resorts appearing as a featured artist in showstopper productions and cabarets, as well as hosting children’s entertainment.
    I currently teach singing and musical theatre to children of all ages at
    Stagecoach Performing Arts and Aspire Dance & Stage. I believe I wouldn’t be where I am today, without having the support of the Music Service and wish to thank Trust Music for continuing to help young people pursue their passion in the arts.

  • Jordan Poole

    Jordan Poole

    Hello! I’m Jordan, the developing old man…

    I haven’t managed to perform on stage since Covid19, when I was at university. When Steevie approached me to take part in tonight’s
    concert, I was nervous, but excited to return to the stage.
    I currently work on Britain’s Main Line Railway, with much older trains,
    most of them steam trains!

    My previous show higlights are: Ryan Evan’s in High School Musical, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast (the North East tour),
    Sir Galahad in Spamalot, Kashoggi in We Will Rock You and the
    Conductor on The Polar Express.

    I really am looking forward to performing with a group of talented
    people and really hope you enjoy the evening. It’s a bit different than
    watching Eastenders, and there won’t be any murders!

    Here’s to raising money for a much loved cause! ❤️

  • Rachel Whitehead

    Rachel Whitehead

    Hi! I’m Rachel and I’m currently working as a Speech and Language Therapist specialising in voice disorders.

    I have performed for many years in amateur theatre shows and in choirs. I was part of the UCLan chamber choir for 3 years
    whilst studying Musical Theatre, which allowed me the experience of travelling to Shanghai, France and around the U.K. performing at various different events.
    I am currently part of the Bolton Sing Space Choir keeping my love of choral singing going. Some of my favourite roles over the last 20 years have been Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, Fantine in Les Mis, Dragon in Shrek and Anita in West Side Story.

    I’m thrilled to be part of tonight’s concert and to help
    raise money for Trust Music to support their wonderful work.

  • Jacqueline Tinniswood - Piano

    Jacqueline Tinniswood - Piano

    I’m Jacqueline, and I’m delighted to be part of tonight’s concert,
    supporting Trust Music to help young people develop their creativity and musical talents.

    From a young age, I was a member of Bolton Music Centre, playing
    clarinet in the Youth Orchestras and have wonderful memories of
    performing in concerts around the country and abroad, and meeting like-minded people who shared a love of music.
    I have been a music specialist in the primary sector for 20 years, and as a
    freelance musician, I accompany soloists, choral ensembles, music
    festivals and music exams, alongside teaching piano. I have made
    numerous recordings with the ‘The Mastersingers’ and still makes
    occasional appearances with them.
    In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, pilates and tennis, and, when he’s not
    playing drums, taking walks & travelling with my husband and our furry four legged companion, Casper.

  • Rob Tinniswood - Drums

    Rob Tinniswood - Drums

    I’m Rob, and I’m a Company Director and CFO for a distribution
    company here in the UK.
    I am an alumni of Bolton Music Centre, where I was a member of various wind bands, orchestras and big bands and then later,
    Bolton Symphony Orchestra, Eagley & Wingates Brass Bands.
    I’ve also also taught percussion for both Bolton Music Service and at Canon Slade School.
    As a freelance drummer, I’ve played in the ‘pit’ for many musicals all over the North West.

    In 2014 I became a founding Trustee of Trust Music. We established the Charity as a power for good in the lives of all children who
    wanted to access music, helping their musical journey both
    financially and with opportunities to make and perform music.
    Through our campaigns, we generate funds to support music
    education and engagement for young people, particularly for those who are experiencing significant financial barriers to
    accessing music opportunities. Since we began, we have
    engaged with and supported hundreds of children, many of whom have gone on to study, perform & teach music.

  • Mark Jones - Bass Guitar

    Mark Jones - Bass Guitar

    I’m Mark, and I first found my love for music whilst at Turton High School. I was awarded a BA in Popular Music and Recording, and MA in Music Composition, at Salford University.

    I have played in numerous bands whose genres include Rock, Punk, Country, Mexican and Pop, and I regularly play guitar or bass for local amateur dramatic societies. I am a long serving member of the award winning Bolton based big band “The Managers”.

    I have taught for Lancashire Music Service, and currently work for Bolton Music Service, as a full-time guitar teacher.

  • Thank You

    Thank You

    Trust Music would like to thank:

    Our sponsors for tonight - R Banks & Sons Funerals Ltd

    Dunscar Conservative Club for donating their venue in support of
    Trust Music

    Cats Youth Theatre sound technicians, Paul Cohen and Alan Dodd, for
    providing and operating tonight’s sound equipment.

    The many kind donations of raffle prizes for tonight’s raffle

    All the singers and musicians who have donated their services to put on tonight’s concert.

    Steevie-Leigh Crossley for organizing this event; Daniel Chandler for comparing the evening, and the Trust Music Trustees for their
    ongoing support.

    And finally to you, our audience, for supporting tonight’s performers, and by doing so, raising money for Trust Music.
    100% of tonight’s fundraising will be directed to Children in Bolton who need our help.

    If you would like more information about the work that we do, or would like to become a Friend or Supporter of Trust Music, please get in touch via our website, or speak to any Trustees in attendance tonight.
    The QR code on the back page of tonight’s programme will take you to our web site, which is