Charity concert raises £2,000

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A charity concert held for Hospice at the weekend raised £2,000.

The gig, called Big Beat for Hospice, took place in Port St Mary Town Hall and starred Tender Rage, who were joined on stage to cover Johnny Be Goode with Davy Knowles, the US-based local star.

Nick Barlow’s Bad Noise took to the stage for around an hour of original songs before Davy joined them and they thrashed out another two hours of jamming accompanied by Mark Lawrence on guitar and joined by sister Katie Lawrence several times throughout the sets.

Stu Dunnadded keys to the mix and Dave Reekie and John Cleator (also Tender Rage’s stand in drummer) provided the bass and beat to top things off.

All the PA/lighting was provided free of charge by Ed Bunce of Ginger Events.

Showtech’s Andy James and Polly Palfreman sorted all stage duties. San, Leigh and Alex ran the merchandise table and Jonny Peacock provided door duties.Next event for BBFH is a meet and greet party at Jabberwocky today (Wednesday, July 30) from 6pm.

It is hoped any interested companies that would like to get behind the fund raising and help their and the charities profiles should come down and meet the guys putting it all together.It will be informal and fun and give a much better insight into their plans for the October extravaganza,

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