Deeside acts thrill Fyvie Live crowd

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Two Deeside acts took to the stage in front of 5000 people last weekend.

Banchory band The Targetts and vocalist Melissa Allan joined acts such as Beverley Knight and Capercaillie on the line-up for Fyvie Live, which marked the 800th birthday of Fyvie Castle.

The night also raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity, as the event was in aid of Aberdeen-based Friends of ANCHOR.

Banchory Academy pupils Dominic Adams, Eddie Hessell, Cameron Gibb and Jack Croal formed The Targetts two years ago and they loved the show.

Drummer Cameron said: “Playing our first gig was a big step forward for the band and we definitely want to carry on performing.”

Melissa Allan, 17, won Deeside’s Got Talent, Aberdeen’s Got Talent and Born with Talent earlier this year before being chosen to sing at the event, where she sang “Out here on my own” from Fame.

Melissa said: “It was really good. I didn’t expect there to be so many people there.

“I think the best thing was probably just being there as a performer and having the chance to go backstage and meet the other acts.”

Sarah-Jane Milne, public relations and fundraising manager for Friends of ANCHOR was delighted with the event, which raised close to £75,000.

She said: “It was so brilliant to see and hear how much everyone enjoyed themselves. It makes all the hard work and hermit lifestyle in the months leading up to it all worth it!”