16 November 1974 – Series Three (9)

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Cardiff vocalist, Patti Flynn. Image © The Stage Media Company Limited

Joining judging regulars Arthur Askey and Mickie Most on the panel for heat nine were Jack Parnell and Alan A. Freeman.

The seven new acts desperate to impress the judging panel were;

  • Billy Moocho (comedian) from Liverpool
  • Avenue (five-piece group) from Cheltenham
  • Patti Flynn (vocalist) from Cardiff
  • Bracken (boy and girl comedy duo) from Haslemere
  • Melody Sound (four-piece group) from Wigan
  • Rob Edwards (comedy vocalist) from Bristol
  • Nicky Hamilton (vocalist) from London

The winner of the show, scoring the highest score for a stand-up comedian with 107 points, was Billy Moocho.  Billy would be seen again in the second All Winners show on 4 January 1975.

Born just 500 yards away from her idol Shirley Bassey in Tiger Bay singer Patti Flynn began her career as a resident band vocalist with Top Rank in her native Cardiff.

Her post New Faces success led her to many overseas engagements ranging from Italy and Las Palmas to South Africa, cabaret with Matt Munro and Les Dawson and a show with Val Doonican.  Patti later joined London’s West End smash hit musical “Bubbling Brown Sugar” at the Royalty Theatre, and during the run took over the lead as well as recording her first LP With Love to You.

Patti  co-produced the first Costa Del Sol Jazz Festival in 1990, presented her own radio show in Spain and produced her own one woman shows.

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Comedy music act Bracken. Image © The Stage Media Company Limited

In 2009 Patti, in partnership with jazz singer and educator, Humie Webbe, founded the Butetown Bay Jazz Festival. The event was first launched at the Wales Millennium Centre in May 2009 and aimed to celebrate Tiger Bay’s rich jazz heritage with music, workshops and exhibitions.

In 2013 Patti received an honorary invitation to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace for her commitment to voluntary services in her community and various other charities.

Talented duo Bracken were fresh from summer cabaret at the Hildreds Hotel, Skegness when they appeared on the show. The duo were Jimmy on guitar and Liz playing piano and adding to vocals, impressions and comedy.

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