Chesney Hawkes inspires pop stars of the future at Shrewsbury House School in Surbiton
Chesney with Shrewsbury House headmaster Kevin Doble, pupils Jonathan Cassens and Luca Wade, and head of music Benjamin Costello
Legendary pop star Chesney Hawkes inspired potential pop stars of the future as he played music on a grand piano at a Surbiton school.
The One and Only singer played at Shrewsbury House School last Thursday on the recommendation of his manager, whose son attends the school.
The 41-year-old was shooting the video for his new single Caught up in Circles.
He said: "The school is brimming with young musical talent and I couldn't have wished for a better environment".
Headmaster Kevin Doble said: "It was quite a remarkable day.
"It was hugely exciting to have a man who has had a worldwide hit at the school, not to mention inspiring for the pupils to meet a man who has made a career out of music."
Around shooting the video, Hawkes found time to talk to the pupils including pop stars in the making Jonathan Cassens, a talented young pianist, and Luca Wade.
The ever-green singer wrote himself into pop history more than two decades ago in 1991 with The One and Only, and has recently been filming a piece for Friday’s Children In Need.