Deep Purple star backs Lyme’s Give a Gig show
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Good Friday show at The Hub will aid the Youth Music charity
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