Fleetwood Father and Son Karaoke are set for live performances

A Fleetwood father and son singing duo have lifted the spirits of many during lockdown.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 7:00 am
Father and Son Karaoke, Wal and Dion Mitchinson

The tuneful pair, Wal and Dion Mitchinson, who perform under the name of Father and Son Karaoke have gone viral, internationally on Facebook and You Tube with their daily dose of music, song, humour and shout out videos.

And as the nation marks a year since the anniversary of the UK’s first Covid lockdown, Wal and Dion have vowed to carry on entertaining as restrictions begin to be eased.

They are due to perform a live show on Facebook on April 24 to mark their first anniversary and will be raising money for Fleetwood RNLI.

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They are also set to headline a charity concert at Fleetwood Town FC’s Poolfoot Farm later in the year.

Wal, 63, worked in the entertainment industry for 40 years singing and playing bass in bands before retiring to spend time with his family.

Dion, who lives next door to his dad and mum, Debby, has spent all his life dealing with health issues after being born with hydrocephalus.

The 30-year-old has had a lifelong love of music and has developed into an accomplished singer.

Wal said: “We can’t believe how it has actually taken off, it’s almost like a full time job now! One of our songs on Facebook received 2.2 million views and we always mention Fleetwood, trying to put our town on the map.”

As well as singing for the world, they have also raised money for local charities along the way with their t-shirts, wrist bands and CDs.

They’ve even branched out into doing live weekly broadcasts for the Ex Pat Radio station and reach as far as Australia, New Zealand and America.