Amy Winehouse’s dad is to sing at a tribute concert for his daughter who died 10 years ago.

Mitch Winehouse,70, will sing a collection of swing numbers as Laura Jane Butler raises funds for the Amy Winehouse Foundation when she performs at Croydon’s Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls.

The two hour concert will take place on October 15 and Mitch, an accomplished swing and big band artiste who has recorded two albums, will also talk about Amy’s life on stage and the Foundation.

Top tribute artist Laura Jane, who went to school in Purley and is now back living back in the area said: ”Mitch heard about the concert and I decided to invite him to perform some of his favourite swing numbers and he said 'Yes' immediately.

"I’ve been friends with the family for many years and its’ wonderful to get his brilliant support.

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"It's 10 years since Amy's death so this is a very poignant concert.

“I will be donating a proportion of the profits to the Amy Winehouse Foundation and can’t wait to get back up on stage.

"It's been a very strange and difficult last 18 months but at least there is light at the end of the tunnel as we come out of this pandemic."

Amy, who attended the Brit School in Croydon when she was a teenager, died 10 years ago from alcohol poisoning aged just 27.

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Laura Jane, who is recognised as one of the best Amy tribute acts in the world, will sing some of the deceased star’s hits like Love is a Losing Game, Rehab, You Know I’m No Good and Back to Black.

The singer, who dresses and really looks like Amy on stage, has raised more than £40,000 for the Foundation since performing as a tribute and is no stranger to the Ashcroft Theatre, as she sang in the Riddlesdown College choir in front The Queen 35 years ago.

She added:”It’s a great to be back at the Fairfield Halls, it’s going to be a fabulous concert and I’m sure Amy will be looking down approvingly. Her spirit will definitely be there."