Wowing them in the aisles

25 January 2013

BE CAREFUL whom you talk to on a train, especially if you are a bishop. A chance meeting between the Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, and Jamie Thurston, bass player with the '60s tribute-band the Yesterdays, led to a revelation about the Bishop's past as a "wild thing".

The upshot was that he stole the show (and wowed the diocese of Norwich) at the launch of the Festival Too in King's Lynn last June by performing with the band as guest vocalist. Now he has recorded a CD of six songs, and blames it on the band. "After singing with the Yesterdays, the band suggested to me that I record a CD to raise money for charity, and it's gone from there.

"I've now recorded what I need to, and I'm just waiting for it to be tied together, and for a launch date to be decided. I had hoped that it would be ready for Christmas, but we are now looking for a suitable date for it to be launched."

Songs on the CD include the Monkees' "I'm a Believer", and the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction", as well as the Troggs' "Wild Thing", and a possible date for its launch could be Easter, or the next Festival Too. More tracks could be added, the Bishop says, if there is a long enough delay before the CD is released.


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