Media: Nottingham Post - by Ben Ireland:
Robbie Williams' serenaded a seven-year-old girl who has had 341 operations for burns with a rendition of She's The One at a fundraising event in Strelley.
Tilly Sawford's face lit up as East Leake Robbie impersonator Matt Holbrook sang the pop classic as part of a set that features 90s anthem Angels.
Mum Emma Sawford had organised the day to raise money for the Enzo's Friends, a charity that supports people who have suffered serious burns.
Tilly, and dozens of her friends at Djanogly Strelley Academy, rode ponies, heard Harley Davidson motorbikes rev, tooted police car sirens and had a visit from Enzo the dragon.
"My favourite part was riding the pony," said Tilly. "It was a white one called Snowy. I'm in the hospital a lot so it's nice to have a day with my friends. I even put a policeman in handcuffs."
The youngster, who is in a wheelchair, was 15months old when she slipped into a scalding bathtub, suffering 86 per cent burns.
She has so far had 341 operations, and is set to have her leg amputated in a bid to help her walk again.
And brave Tilly is the only child in the Midlands to have survived such large burns.
Mum Emma Sawford, of Moor Road, said: "It's just been lovely to watch her enjoy herself. She spends so much time in the hospital that she deserves a day like this.
"Robbie Williams was amazing. Everyone had a great sing-along and Tilly lit up when he sang to her."
Matt Holbrook, 40, has toured the world for 18-years in his tribute act, and heard Tilly's story through friends at the Crown Hotel pub at Crown Island, where he performs.
"I was choking up when I was singing to her," he said. "It's such an inspiration to see her adapting to the situations despite her injuries, and she's so full of smiles.
"As soon as I heard her story I jumped at the chance to help."
Tilly's great uncle, Terry Hill, is a member of the Sherwood Chapter of the Robin Hood Harley Davidson Motorbike Club. And although he couldn't be at the Helston Drive school on Saturday, 14 menacing machines rolled in, catching visitors' attention.
Among the bikes was a £25,000, 1,700CC and 103 cubic inch Harley Ultra.
Road captain Mick Baines said: "The kids have absolutely loved it, and they've been getting on and having their pictures taken.
"It meant a lot to Terry that we turned out, and it's nice to help support Tilly and her family. Plus, it shows people that bikers aren't all Hell's Angels."
Emma Sawford said she would confirm the amount raised at the event next week.
For the full story in the Nottingham Post click here: http://m.nottinghampost.com/Seven-year-old-341-hospital-operations-serenaded/story-26882787-detail/story.html
(Left: Robbie Williams Tribute - Millennium aka Matt Holbrook, with Tilly)
Millennium was proud and honoured to headline the inaugural Bay Radio Charity Awards 2014! The exclusive gala event took place in the Costa Blanca, Spain on Saturday 12th April 2014, and was attended by the British Consul, the Major of Javea, and local dignatories, amongst others.
It was a fantastic night that saw over 200 guests attend Denia's La Sella Marriott Hotel, as the efforts of 18 charities and charitable organisations, plus their volunteers received justifiable recognition.
To see a video of the whole event click here (or the main image above), but watch until the end to see Millennium!
Also to see a write up of firstly Millennium (page 22), and then of the Gala Charity Awards (page 43) in the online Euro Weekly News click the image to the right.
It was 15th July 2010 when Robbie Williams officially announced he would be re-joining Take That, BUT unknown to him Millennium had beaten him to it!!
Millennium's performances within the The Greatest Take That Tribute Band had taken place since 2009 and have since gone on to surpass all expectations with sell out performances, standing ovations and a show that is unquestionably the No.1 tribute to Take That in the UK!
The Greatest Take That Tribute were formed in 2009 by assembling the very best lead vocalists and performers in the entertainment industry! So much so they were hand picked from existing Take That tributes and other leading tribute bands in the UK! The aim - quite simply to create the very best tribute to Take That! The result was achieved.............and then some!
The Greatest are the only Take That tribute to feature the leading soundalikes to Gary Barlow and Mark Owen (see the audio clips on their website) in addition to incorporating the UK's No.1 Robbie Williams tribute artiste 'Millennium' into the group, to completely emulate 'Progress' and Robbie rejoining the group!
With live five part harmonies and five lead vocals The Greatest Take That Tribute ooze talent in an 90 minute fully choreographed show (NB: 2 hour show available upon request).
All the major hits are re-produced in the style of the original groups recent concerts, making you feel like you really could be at the 02!
To see more information about THE GREATEST TAKE THAT TRIBUTE BAND please see their website at www.takethattributeband.com
BBC Ones new Saturday Night show The One And Only commences on 5th January08, and guess who's featured on the prime time trailers for the show, which were aired between 250-300 times between Christmas and the New Year? Yep - Millennium!
If you saw the face painted Robbie in his Let Me Entertain You outfit, then now you know it was non other than Millennium aka Matthew Holbrook, who along with an Elton John lookalike goes about trying to sabotage a fake Kylies performance all tongue in cheek of course!
To watch the clip, click on the image in the You Tube link below.
The One And Only is a talent competition for Tribute Acts in the UK which amongst others will use Super Fans of the original artistes to help in the selection of the lucky tributes. To see the programmes official BBC website click here
Unfortunately Millennium's performance on the ITV show - OFI Sunday - will not be taking place!
Millennium was booked to appear on the Chris Evans hosted show on Sunday 4th December'05, after being hand picked by Chris himself. Restrictions on the length of the programme have meant that the production company UMTV have had no alternative than to cut the feature that was to see Matthew Holbrook perform as Robbie!
A disappionted Matthew said 'I was really looking forward to the show. It's just such a shame it's not taking place'.
UMTV have however said that they definitely want to use Millennium in the future, so watch this space!
After numerous concerts in previous years Millennium was yet again flown out to Norway, this time to headline at the Otta Park Festival on 26th August'05!
The promoters of the concert - Impact Events - who have been booking Millennium since 1999 were over the moon with his performance and the audience's responce!
Barry Haig, Managing Director of Impact said after the Festival: "I just wanted you to know that Matt, as always, did a fantastic show here. He's a true professional, gives 150% on stage, and he's so easy to work with. It was a real pleasure working with him again!"
(Millennium & Barry Haig, MD of Impact Events)
INFO: Millennium's next performance outside the UK, will be in Bahrain in November'05
Millennium headlined at The Hastings Beer Festival on Friday 1st July'05 with his 9 piece live band!
The line up which includes a 3 piece brass section, 2 sexy backing singers, keyboards, bass, guitar & drums, added to the amazing persona of Robbie (aka Matthew Holbrook) for a stunning Nebworth'esk concert. The event took place over 3 days with over 11,000 people attending, with the previous night seeing Keane (the real ones) top the bill. Here are some of the live shots of the night:
The event last October is still being picked up by the press! The latest article being an item on tribute bands by in The Independent Newspaper, written by Chris Mugan and published 8th April'05.
'Then, last year, a Robbie Williams clone performed in front of 65,000 rugby fans at the Super League grand final at Old Trafford. Matthew Holbrook had been due to fly back from an engagement in Norway that evening, but the promoter was so keen to get in his chosen act that he paid for a new plane ticket.'
What about a photo next time Chris?
To see the full article on line click here.
On Saturday 16th October 2004 MILLENNIUM performed live to over 65,500 people at Old Trafford, Manchester!
He was the chosen pre match entertainment for the Tetleys Rugby Super League Grand Final!
The final - which was totally sold out to the venues capacity of 65,537 - saw Leeds Rhino's take on Bradford Bulls.
"This is possibly one of the largest live audiences any tribute artiste, let alone a Robbie Williams tribute artiste has performed in front of, and is a testiment to the quality and demand of the Millennium show!"
"We had to fly Millennium in specially on the morning of the Final, as he was performing in Norway the evening before and wasn't scheduled to return until late Saturday."