As most of you know, our front man Rick is very involved in motorsport being a former British GT4 champion and currently a factory driver for Ginetta, so when we were asked to headline the F1 post race party at Silverstone, we jumped at the chance!
We were to be sharing the stage with Alesha Dixon and we had brought our very own special guest in former Spice Girl – and good friend of the RPJ Band – Melanie C, who joined us for 3 songs!
The stage was the focal point of the circuit away from the track and throughout the event F1 stars such as Lewis Hamilton, Valteri Bottas, Nico Hulkenburg and many other F1 drivers attended for interviews, which all made for a great atmosphere
So with the assembled fans still buzzing from another emphatic Lewis Hamilton win, the RPJ intro boomed across the circuit and the RPJ Band took to the stage to a warm welcome!
The boys tore through their set and had the 25,000 motorsport fans singing along to some all time classics before it was time to introduce Melanie on to the stage. She was met with a fantastic response and then proceeded to belt out her songs which included ‘I Turn To You’ and ‘Baby When You’re Gone’ which she originally sang with Bryan Adams, but on this occasion Rick joined Melanie on stage for this special duet which the crowd all joined in on!
Rick asked Melanie to stay on stage for the band’s finale where they had the whole audience singing ‘Living On A Prayer’ and they left the stage to a huge cheer! A fantastic day was most certainly had by all, and it was a pleasure to have been part of such a special event.
Special thanks go to Silverstone Circuit for having us play and the BRDC for their amazing hospitality…. Oh and Melanie for joining us and being such a star! x