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Bartholomew School Sixth Former wins "Oxford Citizens Got Talent contest"

Posted on: 28/11/2019

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20th November 2019


16-year-old local singer-songwriter, Danny Mellin, to perform alongside comedy legend, Rowan Atkinson

  • Danny Mellin to perform live at Citizens Christmas charity concert in a line-up with comedy legend Rowan Atkinson, and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, Out of the Blue, Thursday 12th December, Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Danny chosen as winner of Citizens Got Talent contest by judging panel: Kat Orman (BBC Radio Oxford), Rory Naylor (Out of the Blue), and Al Bell (Director, Citizens Advice Oxford).
  • Tickets now on sale at

16-year old, Danny Mellin, from Witney, wins Citizens Got Talent, and will perform live at
Citizens Christmas charity concert, on Thursday 12th December, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, at a fundraising evening for Citizens Advice Oxford.

A talented musician and singer, Danny has been performing for many years already. As a solo artist, his many self-penned recordings have been capturing fans through his YouTube videos and at his gigs. Danny has performed live at several other high-profile events, including playing the Jack FM stage at Oxford South Parks’ firework display, BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, BBC Introducing and Main Stage at the Witney Music Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and most recently opening for Bruce Springsteen’s sax player and singer/songwriter Jake Clemons on the Oxford date of his UK tour at the O2 Academy.

Danny’s latest single and video, Emily, has recently been released and is available on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and many other digital streaming platforms.

Danny Mellin, said:

“It’s brilliant for me to have won Citizens Got Talent, and to be playing Citizens Christmas with great musicians and comedians at such an iconic venue. I’m really looking forward to this amazing gig!”

Al Bell, Director of Citizens Advice Oxford, said:

“We had some fantastic entries, and it was not easy to choose between them, but Danny’s original song writing, talented guitar playing, and superb voice impressed all the judges.”

Citizens Advice Oxford charity fundraising event Citizens Christmas will be an unmissable evening of festive comedy, choirs and carols at the iconic Christ Church Cathedral, featuring a one-off live performance from superstar Rowan Atkinson. The comedy legend will be joined by Oxford’s ever-popular, all-male a cappella choir, Out of The Blue, with their brand-new musical set of upbeat songs. Christ Church’s resident all-girls choir, Frideswide Voices, will lead traditional carol-singing in an evening hosted by BBC Radio Oxford’s Kat Orman.

Suitable for all ages, this ticketed event will bring people together through comedy, music, and a traditional carol sing-a-long, while raising funds to support the invaluable work of Citizens Advice Oxford, Oxford’s most well-used charity, which last year helped more than 5,000 people across the city with over 18,000 problems.  

Citizens Advice Oxford is this year’s beneficiary of the Chapters Charity Concert by kind permission of the Dean and Canons of Christ Church Cathedral. For more about Christ Church Cathedral, see

Tickets £25 / £35/ £85. Booking in advance is highly recommended through, or Tickets Oxford Box Office 01865 305305, or in person from the Oxford Playhouse.

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Photographs: Available on request.

For further information and photos:

Cate Dominian, Communications and PR Citizens Advice Oxford

M: 07590 713180

Sue Wallis, Event & Marketing Manager Citizens Advice Oxford

M: 0774 865336

Notes to editors

  1. The Citizens Advice service comprises: a network of local Citizens Advice, all of which are independent charities; the Citizens Advice consumer service; and national charity Citizens Advice.
  2. Citizens Advice provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice, available to everyone regardless of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age or nationality.
  3. To get advice or find out more about our work visit
  4. Citizens Advice telephone advice line is available from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. Call 0300 3309 054.


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