Gospel singer a real hit

SUCH was the success of singer Gavin Chatelier's visit to Cohuna last weekend that he has promised to return early next year.

Gavin Chantelier has a new fan in Phyllis Luck, 99, and he has promised to return for her 100th birthday!

Gavin Chantelier has a new fan in Phyllis Luck, 99, and he has promised to return for her 100th birthday!

A priority during that visit will be a special performance for a new fan.

One audience member at his Saturday night Legends, Love Songs and Gospel Favorites performance, 99-year-old Phyllis Luck, made such an impression on the singer that he promised her a private show at her home in Cohuna for her 100th birthday celebration during his next visit.

His evening show attracted a full house attendance after his appearance that morning drew a record 104 people to the local combined churches men's breakfast.

Mr Chatelier included a couple of John Farnham numbers in his breakfast performance, paying tribute to the star who signed his first music contract in Cohuna.

He also held a well-attended Sunday gospel service at the Uniting Church, during which members of the congregation danced to some Elvis songs.

Local music identities and event organisers Betty and Geoff Thompson deemed the singer's visit a "spectacular success" and immediately arranged a return visit in February next year.

Next time he is likely to stay longer, up to 10 days, and visit local community facilities such as aged care homes as well as performing larger weekend concerts.

"My family and I are very moved by the support and reception by all at Cohuna," Mr Chatelier declared after his performances in the town.