For the seventh year in succession band leader John Walker has gathered a group of fellow musicians for his annual charity concert. This year the chosen charity is Cancer Research UK. John’s concerts have raised more than £3,000 for various charities since 2009.
The show’s title is ‘Skulduggery’ featuring, in John’s words, “songs, stories and poems about robbers, thieves, villains and dastardly dark deeds – with special attention to highwaymen and pirates! Songs from bands and singers who allude to dark deeds of yesteryear feature in the show – notably Blue Oyster Cult, Chris de Burgh, Wings, Kenny Rogers, Reg Meuross, Thin Lizzy, Don Henley & Trisha Yearwood, Uriah Heep to name a few – and there is the odd poem and anecdotes to embellish the set.”
Audiences can catch ‘Skulduggery’ at one of two venues: on Saturday 4th July at Wellington Arts Centre and on Saturday 18th July at Bradford on Tone Village Hall with a matinee at 2.30pm and evening show at 7.30pm at each venue.
Previous John Walker Band concerts have guaranteed quality entertainment and this year core band members – John Walker, Tony Woollard, Andy Bearne and John Steel – have been joined by 3 new musicians. John said, “We’re pleased to welcome Jane Leakey on percussion and Feyn Pilkington on fiddle and mandolin to the line-up – and we also have Adele Croxall, a rising Wellington songbird, as our guest artist. We’ve put together some wonderful songs and anecdotes so it’s an event not to be missed.”
Seating is cabaret style. Tickets for the Wellington show cost £7 and are on sale now at Nurtured by Nature or by calling 01823667112. For the concerts at Bradford on Tone call call 07581 880807 or 01823667112.