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Bringing The ‘Bounce’: Entertaining The Troops In Cyprus

The Forces Live Events (CSE) team travels to Cyprus to perform at the RAF100 Station Fun day in Akrotiri and for the Royal Lancers in...

Musicians and comedians have been entertaining The British Armed Forces on a CSE tour to Cyprus.

The Forces Live Events (CSE) team sent their love to the military residents of Cyprus and their families.

Headlining the shows were the incredible Bounce, a London-based band armed with an eclectic mix of fresh chart toppers and classic dance floor fillers.

Comedian Maff Brown kicked off the show. The CSE veteran has performed all over the world, including doing tours in Afghanistan and the Falklands

He was followed by soloist and fellow CSE stalwart, James Fox, a Welsh pop singer and songwriter, who represented the UK in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul and performed in Afghanistan 10 times.

First port of call was Nicosia, where a CSE beneficiary-funded show entertained hundreds of eager members of the Royal Lancers.

Not only were they a great audience, but also fantastic hosts who treated the cast to a visit to the notorious abandoned Nicosia airport.

The CSE Cast at the abandoned Nicosia Airport
The CSE Cast at the abandoned Nicosia Airport. Image courtesy of Bounce UK London

Next stop was the RAF100 Station Fun Day at Akrotiri. The CSE team performed in the evening to a very lively and energetic crowd, and as the sun set, the band lived up to its reputation of getting everyone Bounce-ing!

Major Alex Bowie loved the evening saying:

“Tonight was amazing, great night …. A lot of the guys haven’t been to one of these (shows) before and they had a thoroughly good night. Gleaming comedian, amazing soloist and a fantastic band to wrap it all up. CSE, don’t stop doing the good work, it’s absolutely brilliant.”

Bounce performing to the lively crowd at the RAF100 Station Fun day in Akrotiri
Bounce performing to the lively crowd at the RAF100 Station Fun day in Akrotiri