Clitheroe's jazz and swing artist entertains neighbours in lockdown with garden concert

Talented vocalist Arthur Geldard is proving a huge hit with his social distancing neighbours after entertaining them on Sunday afternoons during lockdown.

Arthur has been lifting community spirits during the COVID-19 outbreak by "crooning for corona". He has been performing a selection of his jazz classics all from the comfort of his doorstep in Waddington Road. The entertainer live-streamed his singing talents on Facebook and is becoming an internet sensation with requests from across the globe!

The star said he wanted to give people "a bit of positivity, laughter, and emotion" in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic.

He commented: "To all my followers, both new and seasoned, thank you so much for the overwhelming support you have shown us over the past week. Thank you to our lovely neighbours, and thank you to all the passers by for respecting social distancing! I've received an overwhelming amount of support locally, with people sending it to their family abroad, and asking for requests! I will be 'crooning for corona' to help lift the spirit of the streets, along with my small 16-week-old baby, my fiancé and my little french bulldog Hugo. Sunday was so much fun for us, and we simply did not expect the incredible response that you have shown us both locally, and from all around the world! We have already received lots of requests for this Sunday, but please keep them coming as if I don’t get to it this week, hopefully I will be able the week after. Finally, please be sensible and safe in your support. As much as I’d love to play for you all live, if you can listen in online, that would be best for everyone! I am looking forward to performing once again. See you on Sunday at 5pm."

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