Gig will help home­less

Macclesfield Express - - NOSTALGIA -

A LIVE mu­sic event has been or­gan­ised to help the home­less.

Mu­si­cian Joe Ash­worth, of Thorny­croft Street in Mac­cles­field, has or­gan­ised ‘Tunes4change’ to raise money for home­less char­ity Life­share.

The gig, at Poyn­ton Bri­tish Le­gion on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 10, will in­clude per­for­mances from The Mag­ick Ot­ters, Ally Dick­aty from Mac­cles­field’s The Vir­gin­marys and Poyn­ton soloist Phil Davies.

Joe, who is the singer and lyri­cist for The Mag­ick Ot­ters, came up with the idea with pal Si­mon Inkpen.

He said: “Mu­sic is a force for good, which­ever way you slice it, but live mu­sic car­ries a par­tic­u­larly emo­tive and pos­i­tive en­ergy, so a friend and I have set up a live mu­sic event fea­tur­ing lo­cal artists.

“Walk­ing from Pic­cadilly Sta­tion to work at Manchester Town Hall ev­ery day, I’ve no­ticed that the num­ber of peo­ple strug­gling to sur­vive on the streets has been in­creas­ing at an alarm­ing rate.

“The is­sue hasn’t re­ally hit so hard in Mac­cles­field yet, and I don’t have a crys­tal ball, but I sense the cur­rent eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion does not bode well for the im­me­di­ate fu­ture. So I found my­self won­der­ing what else I could do to ef­fect change.”

Tick­ets cost £10 (£12 on the door), avail­able from The Swan With Two Necks on Ch­ester­gate, Mar­gin Mu­sic and Trackside Stu­dios.

A re­turn coach from The Olde Mill­stone on Wa­ters Green will be avail­able for £15, in­clud­ing en­trance.

Joe Ash­worth from The Mag­ick Ot­ters (cen­tre)

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