ACCLAIMED tribute act Peat Loaf strutted his stuff in front of a captive audience at the Railway Club in Troon earlier this month.

The Meat Loaf impersonator took part in a charity gig organised by Troon's Secret Santa group, with people turning out in good numbers to support the event.

Troon man Pete Rossi donated his time for free and produced what was a memorable evening.

We got underway with perhaps the American singer's most famous song, I'd Do Anything for Love, released in 1993 and taken from the Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell album and there was then a shift in mood with the camp Hot Patootie, taken from the Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975.

Then we had the soul-bearing I'd Lie For For You and the rocky Dead Ringer For Love, followed by You Took the Words Right Out Of My Mouth.

In the second half more hits followed including the best known, Bat Out Of Hell from 1977.

The Troon artist is now entering his 25th year of performing and said: "It was great to have the opportunity to perform in my home town at this time of the year as I am normally elsewhere in Scotland, or in England or Ireland. Thanks to everyone for turning out. Secret Santa is a great idea for the children of Troon."

Event co-organiser Caroline Cummings said later: "We would like to thank the Lovely People who supported us and Troon Secret Santa at The Pete Loaf fundraiser, thank you to Pete Rossi for donating this to us. We raised before costs £746.90p and we cannot thank you enough for your support - a great time was had by all."

The Secret Santa campaign saw deliveries to more than 800 houses and 1000 people in Troon, which is a record for the group."