Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 18°C

Search

Reggie ‘n’ Bollie perform at sold-out Ipswich Regent

20:26 31 January 2016

Louise Haynes with her son Finley along with Tina Parker and her daughter Amber ready for Reggie and Bollie at Ipswich Regent.

Louise Haynes with her son Finley along with Tina Parker and her daughter Amber ready for Reggie and Bollie at Ipswich Regent.

Hundreds of families sold out the Ipswich Regent to see X Factor finalists Reggie ‘n’ Bollie on Sunday.

Toni Hart with her daughters Kaitlin (L to R) Evie and Rubie ready for Reggie and Bollie at Ipswich Regent.Toni Hart with her daughters Kaitlin (L to R) Evie and Rubie ready for Reggie and Bollie at Ipswich Regent.

The hip-hop duo were joined on stage by acts including Ipswich dance group Just Jay Dance and fellow former X Factor runner-up Andy Abraham during the family-friendly matinee show.

Ipswich mum Louise Haynes, 41, took along her 10-year-old son Finley Haynes to the eagerly-awaited live show.

She said: “Reggie ‘n’ Bollie brought a breath of fresh air to the X Factor I thought, rather than all the normal ballad singing. They came really close to winning and maybe should have won.

“We bought tickets as soon as they went on sale and have been excited about it for weeks.”

Reggie 'n' BollieReggie 'n' Bollie

Finley added: “I think they are really entertaining and exciting. I wanted them to win the X Factor.”

Reggie ‘n’ Bollie – real names Reggie Zippy and Ishmael Hamid – hail from Ghana and became Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s last act in the last series of X Factor.

They finished second to winner Louisa Johnson.

Ipswich mum Steph Duff, 31, bought tickets for her and daughter Tia Duff, nine.

Ms Duff said: “Tia absolutely loved them and I bought tickets straight away, which at £22 a ticket was a good price.

“The Ipswich Regent did really well to get them.”

Reggie ‘n’ Bollie are also due to perform in Norwich and Cornwall in April.

Mum-of-three Toni Hart, 30, travelled up from London with her daughters Kaitlin, eight, Evie, eight, and Rubie, five.

She said: “Ipswich was the nearest show for us, but we didn’t mind as it will be a good day out.

“I am not surprised the show sold out as they are very entertaining.”

The performance comes after Reggie ‘n’ Bollie signed up to Simon Cowell’s Syco Music record company last week.

2 comments

  • People should be watching clowns instead of this sort of thing

    Report this comment

    The Clown

    Monday, February 1, 2016

  • Was not sold out. Tickets were on Facebook selling pages going for half price!!!!!

    Report this comment

    Ipswich Man

    Monday, February 1, 2016

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

England manager Alf Ramsey and captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet Trophy.

It may be 50 years since Sir Alf Ramsey’s England team won the World Cup - and even longer since he led Ipswich to win the First Division title in their debut season - but affection for the man and what he achieved remains undimmed in his adopted county of Suffolk.

Cancellations on rail line between Marks Tey and Sudbury

Trains were cancelled between Marks Tey and Sudbury this afternoon due to fallen tree on the line.

The George Inn, Wickham Market

Community leaders are pushing for the compulsory purchase of a fire damaged Suffolk pub to save it from being torn down.

The Olympic Stadium in Rio.  Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

A sports hospitality boss arrested by police in Rio over an alleged ticket touting operation is due to be released from preventative detention, his company has said.

Emergency services attended the crash

A motorcyclist in his 30s has died after a crash in Lynford, near Thetford last night.

The service will help people suffering with depression

A new service offering people easier access to support for anxiety, stress and depression, as well as advice on wellbeing, launches next week.

Ed Sheeran on the Main Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Songs by Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran have proved the most popular among airport passengers after being included on a playlist designed to provide a “positive distraction” through security search areas.

Dog-friiendly days out

Looking for a family day out for you and your four-legged friends? See our list of ten top dog-friendly days out in Suffolk.

In the Middle Ages Ipswich was not without schools, there is firm evidence of a grammar school as early as 1477 and probably as far back as 1399. This school received its Charter from Queen Elizabeth I in 1566 and went through a number of guises before it became, what is now, Ipswich School. The school buildings are on Henley Road but have previously been in Foundation Street and Blackfriars Monastery.

Police are searching for the woman

A 48-year-old woman has been found safe and well after going missing from Lowestoft.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24