80s stars to raise cash for Caitlin
LEGENDARY Liverpudlian 80s sensations China Crisis will host a special Christmas charity gig in aid of a very special girl this weekend.
The concert, which begins with island act US and will be followed by an 80s disco, takes place in The Crescent, Douglas, on Saturday night.
Proceeds will go toWish Upon A Dream, an Isle of Man-registered charity which grants wishes for sick and terminally ill children in the island.
Money raised at this gig will go directly towards the care of young Douglas resident Caitlin who was born with a rare genetic condition which leaves her relying entirely on her parents for everything.
This is a very poignant cause especially now that Caitlin’s mother is very ill and her father Cliff, a long-standing China Crisis fan, is having to look after them both.
The evening, which includes a rafﬂe with some great prizes, coincides with China Crisis’s 30th Anniversary UK Tour and will be their ﬁnal gig of the year.
The band formed in 1979 in Kirkby on Merseyside, with founder members vocalist/ keyboardist Garry Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon.
Eddie now lectures in songwriting and performance at the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), which has recently endorsed a new stage school called Studio L in Ramsey.
At their island gig, Gary and Eddie will be accompanied by two former LIPA students, drummer Sian Monaghan and bass player Chris Nicholls, as well as Stuart Nisbet and Brian McNeil.
The set list will include the hits Wishful Thinking, Christian and Black Man Ray plus many more great songs.
The doors will open at 8pm with the support act taking to the stage at 8.45pm and China Crisis beginning their set at 9.30pm. The after-show disco will continue until 1am.
Tickets are £20 and can be bought at the Villa Marina reception, the Sea Terminal Welcome Centre, at The Crescent on Queen’s Promenade or printed out online at www.rspromotickets.co.uk
Tickets can also be bought on the night, unless sold-out, using cash only.
For further details contact Roy Shuttleworth of RS Promotions on 07970 990774.
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