Charity concert features full line-up of stars with SAS Band headlining

Charity concert features full line-up of stars with SAS Band headlining

Charity concert features full line-up of stars with SAS Band headlining

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Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Andy Scott of The Sweet and Dr Feelgood are the stars who will be performing at the Rock Against Cancer charity concert at All Cannings on Saturday.

The gig, in its second year, has been organised by John Callis, of Beechingstoke, who is a sound engineer for Sir Paul McCartney and other rock legends, and Richard Baulu, landlord of the Kings Arms pub in All Cannings.

Mr Callis has used his contacts in the music business to attract top acts. The latest to be announced is Roger Taylor, best known as the drummer in Queen but also a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist.

He will perform in the headline act The SAS Band, led by Spike Edney, Queen’s keyboard player. Others performing in the SAS Band include: guitarist Jamie Moses; Andy Scott, guitarist of The Sweet who lives in All Cannings and performed at last year’s concert; Madeline Bell, who also performed at last year’s concert; Kiki Dee; and Benny Gallagher of Gallagher & Lyle.

Other stars include 10cc, Dr Feelgood, The Blues Band, Georgie Fame and Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.

Patti Russo, who was due to appear, has had to cancel due to rescheduling of a tour by Meat Loaf.

Mr Baulu said: “It is an excellent line-up. Seeing all these names is going to be terrific on the day. It’s unbelievable that in a small village like All Cannings we had Brian May performing last year and this year we have the likes of Roger Taylor.

“Andy Scott was not due to be performing because he had a tour in South America but that was postponed. He is looking forward to playing on his home ground.”

Money raised from the concert will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust and Above and Beyond, a charity that supports hospitals in Bristol, plus a donation will be made to projects in All Cannings.

After complaints about the beer tent, run by Wadworth Brewery last year, organisers tripled the size of it and are running it themselves.

Gates open at noon with music from 2pm to 10.30pm. Tickets are available from The Kings Arms, All Cannings, Wadworth Visitor Centre, Devizes, Sound Knowledge, Marlborough, and online at www.concertat thekings.co.uk

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