Phillippines typhoon charity gig

Jay Blackburn.
Jay Blackburn.

Musicians will take to the stage to help families whose lives were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan.

Acts such as The Reggiemental Band and Massive Wagons have pledged their time on a night of fund-raising for the victims in the Phillippines.

The ‘Born from the Storm’ event at the Trimpell Club on December 15 has been organised by Jay Blackburn, singer and guitarist with The Remedy Project and The Unknown Pleasures.

“I guess like everyone else who saw the news I found it very distressing for all those families torn apart,” said Jay.

“I thought I’ve got the tools in my hands to do something, however little. If it makes a difference to at least one family then it will be worthwhile.”

Jay thanked his partner Lucy, Kevin Blakemore and Mark Clement from the Trimpell, and all the performers.

The lineup also includes 2 Stroke Diesel, Philip J Turner, Stuart Michaels, Jo Woodward, TJ, Rubber Soul, Jay Blackburn and The Unknown Pleasures, an acoustic session by Carnforth heavy metal band Massive Wagons, The Glass Poppies, the ever popular Reggiemental Band playing soul, reggae and ska, and the Strawberry Dance Studio dancers.

There will be a prize raffle and auction, face painting, bouncy castle and table top sale.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from the Trimpell Club, Strawberry Dance Studio and from performers. The event runs from noon to 6pm.

Raffle and auction prizes include four hospitality tickets for a Morecambe FC game,, two signed drumsticks by Steve White (ex-Style Council) and a pair of signed boxing gloves by Tyson Fury.