A charity event for Christie Hospital, Manchester and Grand River Hospital, Kitchener Ontario, featuring Ten, Tigertailz, Serpentine and Vega
From Mark Warburton:
“This Benefit Concert will be dedicated to the loving memory of my Mum Anne Newton Maltby who passed away at home in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on July 17th after a courageous fight with cancer. This event brings together Melodic Rock bands from around the UK to play & pay tribute to her life, and anyone that knew my Mum knows how much she lovedand appreciated everything about Melodic Rock & Metal Music. I was brought up from a young age listening to my Mum play me Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, & Led Zeppelin to name but a few, and my first concert, aged only 8 years old was at Knebworth in 1979 to watch Zeppelin play their last UK gig. From then on I was hooked & my Mum took me see the likes of AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Rainbow, Saxon, Def Leppard & Thin Lizzy. But the band that my Mum loved more than any other was Whitesnake, and over the years we must have seen them together over 20 times including their headline performance at Sweden Rock Festival in 2003. My Mum was also part of the Firefest Family. We attended every one and every Gods Festival prior to that. My mum was very close to Sue & Phil Ashcroft, Kieran & Evelyn Dargan, Steve Price & the whole of the Firefest Crew. She loved the new bands on the scene like HEAT, Eclipse, Vega, Houston & Serpentine so it’s quite fitting that Vega & Serpentine are on the bill to play in her honour. On the night, we will have performances from Vega, Serpentine, Tigertailz and Ten – all of whom have agreed to play for free to help raise money for the Christie Hospital in Manchester and for the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener Ontario which is where my mum was treated. I know my Mum will be looking down on us all on the 23rd with a big smile on her face. Rock in Peace Mum – We Salute You “
“I'm extremely honoured to be performing at such an important and special event, not only for all the people involved that it will benefit, but like too many others, I have also lost loved ones and of course Tigertailz lost Pepsi to cancer back in 2007. I look forward to the brilliant line up and everyone supporting this event to make it not only a success but an amazing and very special night!”
Vega’s Nick Workman said “VEGA are really looking forward to hooking up with some of the UK's finest and playing some new songs for you all! Both myself and Dan have lost parents to cancer so it is a cause very close to our hearts. We look forward to seeing you all at Maximes for a night of great rock music, a great cause and I am sure great fun!"
And Gareth Noon of Serpentine added "We can't wait to get out there and play, and to support a great cause along with some other fantastic bands is brilliant! Cancer is something that sadly affects all our lives at some time and I hope that alongside our friends in Ten, Tigertailz and Vega that we can pack the place out and pay tribute to a wonderful person and a wonderful cause.”
The concert will be called Rock For Anne and will be held in Maximes Rock Club in Wigan on Friday, November 23rd from 8pm until 2am. Tickets will cost £10 including booking fee and postage or £12 on the night and will be available directly from Mark Warburton or Sue Ashcroft via paypal on one of the following email addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If you have any questions or wish to offer your time or help, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the same email addresses.
Mark Warburton and Sue Ashcroft
For anyone who cannot attend, but still wishes to donate to the cause, please visit the Rock For Anne Just Giving page - http://www.justgiving.com/