Singer Bobby Velvet forms alpacas trio for North Berwick show

The Scotsman    
By: Shan Ross
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Photo Caption: Rory and Pearson, a pair of alpacas, are to make their showbiz debut at an old people's home with cult singer Bobby Velvet at Fringe by the Sea in North Berwick.
 
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They’re two tall, good-looking Hollywood heart-throb young males who attract second... no make that third, fourth and fifth... glances wherever they go – wowing everyone with their smouldering good looks and ab-fabulous physiques.

Now Rory and Pearson –alpacas from Innerleithen near Peebles – are to make their showbiz debut at an old people’s home, pairing up with cult singer Bobby Velvet at this year’s Fringe by the Sea in North Berwick.

Appearing as Bobby Velvet & the Alpacas, Rory and Pearson, both therapy pets, will bray along with the crooner at McCarthy and Stone’s luxury retirement home in the seaside village on August 9.

Bobby Velvet, whose repertoire includes Sinatra, Presley and Gershwin but whose signature song is Tony Bennet’s 1951 top 20 hit Blue Velvet said he was “mildly concerned” about the forthcoming performance.

“Sessions with ‘the boys’ can descend into lots of braying and humming – that’s what happened with the last Elvis song I ran through with 
them.

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