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Iman to Perform at Wanderers' White Hot Dinner

Friday, 12 April 2013

Bolton School Girls’ Division Year 10 pupil Iman Orths is all set to sing at the Bolton Wanderers' White Hot Reunion Dinner.

To celebrate twenty years since Bolton’s victory in the FA Cup at Liverpool, the dinner will be held in the Premier Suite at the Reebok Stadium and Iman has been requested as a performer. She will sing four cover songs on the night.

The event is being organised by former Bolton Wanderers' player John McGinlay, owner of sports events company JMG10 Sports, and is being recorded by the BBC and covered by the Bolton News. Special guests attending include the whole team and manager, Bruce Rioch, from the ‘92/93 season who will be reunited for the first time in twenty years, and Paddy McGuiness. Along with performances, including Iman’s, the night will comprise of a three course meal, a commemorative programme with exclusive pictures and interviews with the players, a charity auction with selected players offering something personal to bid for, a showing of the season's highlights including the Liverpool game and a raffle with exclusive prizes. Funds raised on the night will go to the Gary Parkinson Trust, Boot Out Breast Cancer and Bolton Children's Ward.

The White Hot Dinner will be held on Sunday 21 April at 7.30pm. Single tickets are available, priced at (including VAT) Bronze £75, Silver £85.20 and Gold £100.20; table prices are the individual price multiplied by 10. Some tickets remain in each section and can be purchased from Louise on 07889 542776.

Iman is already a YouTube sensation, attracting over 238,000 people to videos of her playing the piano and singing recent hits. She discovered her singing talent when she performed at a concert while playing the piano in Horwich. She was then encouraged by friends to upload videos on YouTube. Now Iman has uploaded 22 videos which have proved a hit. The talented performer has also branched out into songwriting with her sister Farah, also a Bolton School pupil.

Iman said: “I was quite nervous performing at the concert two years ago, but the reaction I got from the audience made me really happy. After that I started singing more and the feedback I have got is so positive that it has made me more confident. Things have happened so fast, but I am enjoying it. I really love singing. I do want to be a singer, but I also want to continue with my education and go on to university.”

Iman made it through to a regional final to find youngsters to help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a Children’s Royal Variety Show in London, and more recently, she went to London to be interviewed and perform live on BBC Asian Network after presenter Yasser discovered her busking in Manchester.

Hear Iman’s first live radio performance

See Iman's YouTube page, containing a number of covers with her own personal touch

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Iman performed live on the BBC Radio Asian Network

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Iman busking in Manchester