Bryan Adams duet at Magic Summer Live for Surrey man
Joe Strudwick joined the Sunday night headliner on stage at Stoke Park to sing When You’re Gone with him
Magic Summer Live unearthed a new star on Sunday night as Bryan Adams was joined on stage by a fan from Surrey for a duet.
The Canadian rocker’s live tradition of pulling someone from the crowd to take on Mel C’s part in their hit single, When You’re Gone, saw a man jump at the chance for the first time.
Joe Strudwick, who lives in Brookwood, Woking, and works at the London Camera Exchange in Guildford town centre, belted out the tune alongside Adams and even performed a scissor-kick for good measure.
And after a big man hug at the end, Joe walked away with some souvenir Bryan Adams goodies in honour of his efforts.
Tweeting afterwards, the 20-year-old said: "Very awesome! I had an amazing time!"
A message on Bryan Adams’ Twitter account after his headline set at the Stoke Park festival added: "Great gig in Guildford… England in the summer at its finest. Thanks to all! Can’t wait to come back."
Speaking to Get Surrey on the morning after the night before, Joe said: "It was just really cool. it didn’t feel real.
"I talked to some people on the way home saying I’ve seen bands pull people on stage before and watched them just stand there. I’m always shouting at them ‘move. do something’."
Joe does have previous experience on stage as his former band, Boundary, shared a bill with the Kaiser Chiefs at Triumph Live in Leicestershire last year.
He said: "I grew up listening to Bryan Adams’ music, mainly the Reckless album and then his greatest hits, so I knew most of the songs he played.
"It was good to see him in Guildford because he’s one of those people you don’t expect to see in real life."
Adams rounded off the first ever Magic Summer Live festival in Guildford with a hit-laden set, including Run To You, Summer Of ’69, Kids Wanna Rock and (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.