One-off concert benefits Les Bourgs and Pink Ladies


MORE than 200 people attended Friday night’s charity concert, From the Darkness to the Light. The event helped to raise thousands of pounds for the Pink Ladies and Les Bourgs Hospice. TV personality and songwriter Beechy Colclough headlined the evening at the Princess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts.

Event organiser Dave Fuller said the concert had gone well.

‘It was a really special evening, and everyone was thrilled with the music. It was an extraordinary one-off,’ he said.

Singers Colette Esteves and Jim Delbridge also took to the stage for a packed evening. ‘Colette got the ball rolling, with a mix of blues and folk music,’ said Mr Fuller.
‘Then we had Jim Delbridge, who said he hasn’t played solo in 25 years.’
Jim regaled the audience with humour and irony as his explained how he came to pen some of his compositions.

Dave Fuller was joined by Dave Dales and the exquisite vocal stylings of Nessie G, Ade Tostevin on trumpet and Stuart Ogier on tabla. Dave played a set that included a rare outing of his Walkie Talkies song Man on Cobo Bay.

Beechy Colclough, well known as a therapist to the stars, and his 10-piece band played for the second half of the evening.

‘He is also a keen songwriter,’ said Dave.

He was joined on stage by nine session musicians, some of whom have played for bands such as Massive Attack.  ‘They were brilliant. 

‘Some of them had had their lives affected by cancer and they wanted to give something back.’

Safehaven, Norman Piette and Aurigny sponsored the evening.

GEP Article by Juliet Pouteaux

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