Hearing Fund UK Annual Gala 2019

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The 8th Annual Gala will be held on August 10th 2019 at The Royal Armouries, Leeds.

Join Merrill Osmond and family for a wonderful evening of entertainment and dinner. Our special guests this year are David Osmond, Cannon and Ball, Chris Watkins and The Jersey Quartet!



(Corporate and VIP Packages also available)

Tickets now on sale – £125


David Osmond has show business in his genealogy as part of the world famous OSMOND FAMILY. David’s music career has featured tours to sold out arenas in the USA, Europe and Asia and included several songs in the top 40 on the UK charts. David notably starred in the lead role as JOSEPH in Andre Lloyd Webber’s, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with multiple companies.




Chris Watkins has taken the violin to a whole new level with his modern take on the greatest hits from every genre of music. This awe inspiring musician is taking the world and the seven seas by storm with his personality hand crafted Swarovski violin and his ability to capture the hearts of his listeners. He is a proud ambassador for the hard of hearing and a close friend of The Osmond family.  Chris is not just a violinist, he is an entertainer on every level showcasing his dance, fiddle, personality and panache with his electrifying twist on many hits including Michael Jackson.  Chris is in high demand to perform in countries world wide at major events and on luxury cruise lines and we are proud to announce Chris will be returning to join us in August!


Cannon & Ball

Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball are one of Britain’s funniest and most successful double acts. In their long career they have achieved a string of honours that puts them among the all-time greats of show business. 

 They starred in their own series and also ‘guested’ on all major shows including WoganParkinsonDes O’ConnorSunday Night at the London Palladium, Noel Edmonds House PartyTalking Telephone Numbers, The Generation Game and several Royal Variety performances. To add to their pedigree, they remain the only act to have won three separate National Club Awards and be named as the Variety Club Personalities of the Year. 

 Tom and Bob have broken box-office records in theatres all over the UK, including London. In 1981 they played a six-week season at the Dominion Theatre. Every seat was sold before the show opened, and in 1988 their pantomime Babes in the Wood all previous pantomime records at the world famous London Palladium, where Cannon and Ball created the record for the largest box office amount taken in one week in British theatre history. 

 Since then they have continued to break box office records, and enjoyed continued success with summer seasons. 


2016/17 Cannon and Ball starred in the Pantomime Aladdin at Crewe, after which they went back on tour performing in their comedy play The Dressing Rooms. After the great response and reviews from the show, they decided to tour the show again throughout 2017 and 2018.

Tommy and Bobby have continued to be a consistent presence on our television screens starring in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here for ITV1, Celebrity Coach Trip and Last of The Summer Wine for BBC. As well as taking on solo roles, Bobby playedguest role Mr Turner in ITV HeartbeatThe Fattest Man In Britain & The Security Men (ITV Comedy Drama’s), while Tommy played guest role Reg Lawson in Doctors.  

 Whilst they both had their individual successes on TV they continue as the hilarious comic legends Cannon & Ball. 2018 they both jetted off to Vegas and had a brilliant time filming The Last Laugh in Las Vega for ITV. They later filmed Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule and The Comedy Years documentary. They finished the year with a successful run in the pantomime Jack & The Beanstalk at Crewe Lyceum. 


2019 they both continue independently with their involvement in various TV and theatre projects; however Tommy and Bobby are now touring their show An Audience with Cannon & Ball.