Stirling Observer

Musician James’s gig for mum


A band are to play a charity gig at Stirling’s Tolbooth next week for MS as the Balfron lead singer’s mum is suffering from the disease.

James Potter has been singer and bass player with Walt Disco since the band formed just over a year ago.

His mum Jenny was diagnosed with MS in the mid 2000s after she had difficulty walking, and had to give up her job as a playgroup leader a few years ago as her condition got progressiv­ely worse.

Nineteen-year-old James’s dad Craig expressed his gratitude to the band for staging the gig.

He said:“I’m very proud of James for giving up his time and talent to support the funding raising effort for MS to help people like his mum.

“I’m also very thankful to all the other Walt Disco members and all the other bands who have given up their time freely to support the cause.

“It’s a devastatin­g auto immune disease, that has severe impacts on mobility and gradually erodes the quality of life of those who suffer from it.”

James is studing marine biology at Glasgow University where he met the rest of the band.

They have all been playing in bands from an early age.

The other band members are Lewis Carmichael, David Morgan and Calum Kennedy, who are from Perth, and Mashu Harada from Slovakia.

Walt Disco have also played Glasgow venues King Tuts and Stereo. The Friday November 10 Tolbooth concert at 7.30pm will also feature Stirling bands December 91 and Pillow Talk as well as London-based band The Step.

Craig said James and members of December 91 and Pillow Talk have all benefited from music sessions and guidance received through the Tolbooth.

●Tickets cost £7 and are available from: culturesti­ walt-dsico-support/ or call 01786 274000. For further informatio­n contact Craig on 07881 941251.

 ??  ?? Worthy cause The band Walt Disco are playing a charity gig for MS
Worthy cause The band Walt Disco are playing a charity gig for MS

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