Elvis, Beatles ‘perform’ again in Jomtien for charity concert

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A musical night of Broadway hits, pop, jazz and opera

The music of Elvis, the Beatles and Broadway came to life for a night in Jomtien Beach as hundreds turned out to help raise money for charity with a “Thank You for the Music” tribute concert.

Organized by construction company CSP Project and Yorkie’s Restaurant, the Jan. 31 concert at the Jomtien Garden Resort featured Thai artists from Bangkok, Chonburi, and as far away as Chiang Mai, performing oldies but goodies to raise funds for poor children in Yasothon.

The Beaters perform old Beatles tunes.The Beaters perform old Beatles tunes.

Bangkok cover band The Beaters did Beatles tunes, Elvis Arthur covered his idol while duo Mr. Paul & Ms. Som sang tunes from Les Miserables. Other artists included Powerhouse and the Three Amigos.

Organizer Tom Coghlan, managing director for villa builder CSP, invited guests to enjoy a Thai and international buffet before the music started. Once it did, they took to the floor to dance.

With everyone paying 1,000 baht to get in, Coghlan called the fundraiser a big, enjoyable success, and one that should be repeated in the future.

“I love old pop songs and realized that Pattaya has lots of foreigners who love the same style of music,” the former English policeman said. “I wanted them to have a wonderful time together, listen to music, eat and enjoy while. Helping the underprivileged children I saw in Yasothon.”

Over 300 tickets were sold and the money raised will once again go to help schools for orphans.

Mr. Paul & Ms. Som sing tunes from Les Miserables.Mr. Paul & Ms. Som sing tunes from Les Miserables.

Guests dance the night away.Guests dance the night away.

CSP managing director Tom Coghlan talks about how successful the event is, and “we should do this again soon.”CSP managing director Tom Coghlan talks about how successful the event is, and “we should do this again soon.”