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Musical magic to counter cancer

Music Nib, Beverley

Edwina Hayes

Music Nib, Beverley Edwina Hayes

AN all-star line up of local musicians will join forces next month to play a spectacular one-off gig for charity.

Inspired by Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer TV event last Friday night, Driffield musician Steve Dodds, aka ‘Dogfinger,’ decided he wanted to put on a live music event in the town to help raise funds for the cause.

Steve said: “My late father survived cancer, but unfortunately my mum didn’t, so it is a cause very dear to me.

“One in three of us will be affected by cancer in our lifetime and I think those statistics are alarming.

“Cancer Research do an amazing job finding many cures for different types of cancer and have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

“However, they still need vital funds to help beat this for good. That’s why I am holding an evening of music called East coast musicians Stand Up To Cancer.

“I have been in touch with lots of local performers that I know and have yet to get details of who will be performing, but it will be an eclectic mix, so something for everyone.’

East coast musicians Stand Up To Cancer is on Saturday November 3 at The Old Town Hall.

Sponsorship is needed and also raffle prize donations-please contact Shirley on 07999 371611. Anyone wishing to perform or who can help on the night contact Steve on 07594658697.

Musicians confirmed so far include Ben Parcell-singer songwriter from Bridlington; Mike Gledhill and Ash Keld, acoustic duo from Pocklington; Stevie Mould, awesome 15 year old singer songwriter from Beverley; Dogfinger, local stomping cigar box guitar swamp rattler who is also playing Beverley Blues Festival this Saturday; LS3, an alternative rock outfit from Driffield; Ollie ‘pop’ Smith, Aaron Thurlow and Neil Barron; Gordon Shannon, a low down country acoustic singer songwriter, and Edwina Hayes, an internationally renowned country singer and balladeer; and John Avery, guitarist from Driffield.

 

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