Deep Purple star backs Lyme’s Give a Gig show

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Give a Gig logo - Credit: Archant

Good Friday show at The Hub will aid the Youth Music charity

Mr Jean, Picture: Jon Robinson-Pratt

Mr Jean, Picture: Jon Robinson-Pratt - Credit: Archant

Musicians are coming together in Lyme Regis on Good Friday as part of Youth Music’s flagship fundraising initiative.

The March 30 ‘Give a Gig’ event will support music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances.

Jon Pogson leader with B Sharp, the Lyme based music charity, and organiser of this year’s Gig said: “Musicians and promoters have come together for this night with The Hub in Lyme.

“Youth Music have invested in our local area for over 10 years, through a range of music projects led by B Sharp, helping them to work with young people and changing lives through music. I am looking forward to hosting what promises to be a music packed night featuring a select number of talented guest performers.”


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The pop, disco and dance band Mr Jèan will be headlining and specialising in music from the 70s to the modern day.

A spokesperson said: “We are thrilled to be performing as part of Give a Gig. We haven’t played in Lyme Regis for a while, so it will be great to be back with what is sure to be a great night and with audiences who we know like to party!”

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Mr Jèan are supported by Launchpad – B Sharp’s lively and up and coming house band made up of a talented mix of musicians from our local area, performing a selection of original tunes and favourite covers. Well-known for their exciting music they have been impressing audiences wherever they play.

The night will start 7.30pm and run until late, wrapped up with a DJ set from Dom Kirtley a B Sharp alumnus coming back from London to help support the event.

Ian Gillan, of Deep Purple, who recently visited B Sharp said: “I’m still in touch with many of my early musical mates, and we all remain grateful to those who helped us then and as a consequence music has gone on to being a friend for life to us all.”

Advance tickets are available from Lyme Regis Tourist information centre 01297 442138.

For more information about B Sharp visit www.bsharp.org.uk To find out more about Youth Music visit www.youthmusic.org.uk

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