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On the eve of Valentines Day (this Sunday) fans attending the Broncos first home game of the season will be treated to a headline act in the pre-match entertainment by the gorgeous (and very talented) Rebecca Hayes.
Whilst Hayes is sure to attract plenty of attention from the Broncos fellas, her talent as a female vocalist is also sure to be well received.
With her new single, 'There's Nothing Under This Mink' soon to be released, Hayes is keeping a very busy schedule right now, but thanks to the efforts of Republic Media, will find the time to bring her talent to Griffin Park.
Sue Harris from Republic Media (PR company who work with London Broncos) commented: ?Match Day at the Broncos is always a blast and I know Rebecca will have a great time. She is very talented.?
At the Broncos we?ve always delivered much more than just the game, and it should be a terrific event.?
Described by Dr Fox as ?a chocolate ?clair - naughty but nice?, Rebecca Hayes? first taste of fame came as one of the media?s favourite contestants on the second series of Pop Idol. Her fantastic voice and fabulous look gained her plenty of exposure in the papers and won over masses of viewers - including Foxy who was clearly smitten by Rebecca.
Following guest appearances on Top of the Pops, providing backing vocals for American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson and Jewel, and performing on Judge Jules? album ?Highgate?, the 22 year old Birmingham singer is back in the spotlight with her sassy and sexy debut single ?There?s Nothing Under This Mink?.
?There?s Nothing Under This Mink? is a feisty song about self-empowerment, getting the balance right in life and, above all, getting yourself out there and having fun. The video for the single is already a favourite of viewers of the music channels Flaunt and Chart Show and the TV show B4 following heavy rotation over the Christmas holidays.
When asked about wearing mink Rebecca replied ?I would never wear real fur of any sort. The coat in the video is fake fur and I have persuaded the record company to give any profits from the single to PETA as I am keen to support their initiative to encourage stores to sell fake fur."
I?ll be pleased if the title of the song causes some debate as, unfortunately, wearing animal fur seems to have become cool again.?
Rebecca Hayes is more than a very pretty face ? she has a powerful voice, is a classically trained pianist, writes a killer ballad and is a natural performer. The debut live performance of the single took place at the Shooting Star Foundation?s ?Christmas Lunch With The Stars? when Rebecca?s performance thrilled the children and their families.
Rebecca has been chosen to be the face of Teen Tan, the first self-tanning product to be formulated for teenage skin, which will be launched in Britain in February.
And ladies, don't think we are just catering for the male Broncos' audience on Sunday. There will be a special treat for you as well, which will be revealed a little later in the week!
Tickets for London Broncos season opener at Griffin Park v Warrington on Sunday 13th February are selling well in advance. Standard adult tickets in advance are ?12 each (?15 on the day) and premium adult tickets are ?15 in advance (?18 on the day). Book in advance and save - 0871 222 1132
In other news:
Rea over the moon with New River victory
February 7, 2005
The Broncos squad consisted largely of Academy players, with their tries coming from Ade Adebisi, Lee Greenwood and John Sullivan.
Tony Rea, who handed the coaching reins to his assistant Rohan Smith, is delighted with the victory:
"To think that we won against a team like that is just fantastic. I was just so proud of all the young kids, and our own few senior players, for the way they went about their business."
They defended brilliantly and they should all be proud with what they have achieved."
We had kids out there who were playing well above their age, weight and experience, and it really is an impressive victory when you take that into account."
London Broncos fans, who dominated the crowd at New River, caught a first glimpse just a handful of players who will wear the Broncos colours this year at Griffin Park. This Sunday will see Rea's strongest line-up in action against Warrington Wolves, and the coach has some tough decisions to make this week in terms of team selection.
One player already ruled out is club captain Francis Stephenson who has done serious damage to a knee. Stephenson will find out this week the exact extent of the damage.
Skolars were in a position to score a victory over the makeshift Broncos before Luisi found his range from 40 yards in the dying stages.
And by the way, although his middle name on his passport is 'lucky', it was pure skill which saw the ball pass over the cross-bar!
Tickets for London Broncos season opener at Griffin Park v Warrington on Sunday 13th February are selling well in advance.
Standard adult tickets in advance are ?12 each (?15 on the day) and premium adult tickets are ?15 in advance (?18 on the day). Book in advance and save - 0871 222 1132
Issued by London Broncos Press Office