Go­ing Be­yond The Funk at the next Gables Re­union gig

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - MUSIC -

A great line-up of Peter­bor­ough DJs from back in the day, play­ing a mix of tunes over four rooms, will make the next big Gables Re­union Event some­thing spe­cial.

Gra­ham Fair­bairn is once again be­hind the Be­yond The Funk fundrais­ing night at The Sol­stice on Septem­ber 29. On the decks will be the likes of Mark Goodliff, Ed­die Nash, Dill Gloster, Zed Ma­lik and Jim Nor­ton and Pure Nice­ness Crew. En­try is

£5 on the door.

In­the­mean­time though he has the small mat­ter of a spon­sored hike up Mount Fuji in Ja­pan to un­der­take this month.

Over the past four years Gra­ham has put on these events rais­ing thou­sands of pounds for char­ity in April 2013 he was in­spired af­ter speak­ing to some friends one evening about peo­ple he hadn’t seen or spo­ken to in years.

The whole plan was to bring friends to­gether, have a good time and cre­ate as much money and aware­ness for any given char­ity as pos­si­ble. The first gig Gra­ham put on was the Viva La Rock Re­union, which was held at the Brew­ery Tap in West­gate, Peter­bor­ough, and the money raised, was do­nated to CRY (Car­diac Risk in the Young). Since then, he has hosted var­i­ous events rais­ing thou­sands of pounds for sev­eral char­i­ties in­clud­ing Alzheimers So­ci­ety, Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion, Leukaemia Re­search, MacMil­lan Trust, Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion, and other or­gan­i­sa­tions. He hosted the first Gables gig in July 2015. Since then the gigs have rapidly grown to be­come what they’ve be­come to­day. He no longer re­gards the gigs as “re­unions” be­cause peo­ple of all ages now at­tend. They have sim­ply be­come gigs in their own right. The next Gables gig is a fundraiser and aware­ness cre­ator for Can­cer Re­search - as is Gra­ham’s Mount Fuji hike. The Sol­stice is spon­sor­ing Gra­ham, and Nicky Welsh, to com­plete this task with a cheque for £1,000 towards his char­ity ap­peal.

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