Lo­cal bands join char­ity all-day show

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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On - By Vicky Castle

Mr B The Gen­tle­man Rhymer, Slam Car­tel and Riskee & the Ridicule are just three of the big names per­form­ing at an up­com­ing all-day char­ity event.

The Lo­cal Aid show will see 10 of South Kent’s big­gest bands take over the Leas Cliff Hall from noon to 11pm on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 10.

Ash­ford mu­sic pro­moter James Vince, owner of pop­u­lar YouTube show Live in the Liv­ing Room, has or­gan­ised the event to raise money for five wor­thy causes.

Menin­gi­tis Now, De­men­tia UK, Anx­i­ety UK, CXK (for­mally con­nexions) and Kent Air Am­bu­lance will all ben­e­fit from the mu­si­cal fundraiser.

Folke­stone-based ska-punk favourites Bat­tleska Galac­tica will even re­form for one night only.

The seven-piece broke up seven years ago but due to pop­u­lar de­mand they have per­formed a hand­ful of re­union shows.

Head­liner Mr B The Gen­tle­man Rhymer – aka Jim Burke is the tweed-clad king of chap-hop from Sur­rey.

The par­o­dist will be per­form­ing favourites such as Straight Out Of Sur­rey, Chap Hop History and Just Like A Chap.

Through his Lo­cal Aid ini­tia­tive, Mr Vince, a prom­i­nent fundraiser, has re­leased a num­ber of char­ity sin­gles with lo­cal per­form­ers cov­er­ing pop­u­lar songs.

The 30-year-old has raised thou­sands of pounds for var­i­ous char­i­ties with the sup­port of lo­cal mu­si­cians.

Now he’s go­ing big­ger and bet­ter than ever with a long line up of lo­cal le­gends.

The full bill in­cludes Flaw­less Car­bon, New Old World, Thomas Ashby, Slam Car­tel, The Alchemy, Crash­gate, Na­tive Peo­ple, Riskee & The Ridicule, Bat­tleska Galac­tica and Mr B. The Gen­tle­man Rhymer.

Tick­ets are £6.90, not in­clud­ing trans­ac­tion fees, and can be pur­chased by call­ing 01303 228600 or by vis­it­ing www.at­gtick­ets.com/ shows/lo­cal-aid-a-char­ity-con­cert/leas-cliff-hall.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact James at liveinthe­liv­in­groom@ hot­mail.com.

Pro­moter James Vince

Mr. B The Gen­tle­man Rhymer will head­line the show

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