BLACK Country comedy group The Fizzogs celebrated a year of successes by hosting a reception for their dedicated supporters.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley, Councillor Steve Waltho and his wife Jayne, were guests of honour at the bash at Dudley's Old Glasshouse - attended by representatives from a host of borough companies which have backed the group.

Fizzogs founder members Sue Hawkins, Deb Nicholls and Jacky Fellows reached a global audience during 2015 with their 'Dancing Grannies' routine which attracted 118 million views on various Facebook and YouTube accounts.

They also proved a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last August and performed a sell-out show at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre as well taking their stage shows around the Black Country.

They even have their own show on Black Country Radio.

Dudley's Mayor, Cllr Waltho, said: “The Fizzogs have helped put the Black Country on the map and we are very proud of them. The great thing about them is that they are down to earth, wonderful girls off the stage but when they start to perform they are so immensely talented.”

Holden’s Brewery created a Fizzog beer last year to honour the group’s success and helped finance their trip to perform at the Edinburgh Festival.

Chairman Tessa Holden said: “We invited them to our 100-year celebration event and they brought the house down; they were absolutely wonderful.”

Fizzog Sue Hawkins said: “This has been our most successful year and we are thrilled with all the support we have had."

The group are now looking for further funding to take their success to a new level. They hope to return to the Edinburgh Fringe this year and are available for bookings during 2016.

During the reception on Friday January 15, the Fizzogs were presented with a painting by Black Country based artist Keith Turley who captured them on canvas as the Dancing Grannies.

Keith, from the Dudley Society of Artists, said: “I saw a picture of them on Facebook and thought they made an ideal subject. I’m delighted they have achieved so much success.”

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