On stage for hospice

CHARITY NIGHT .... At the Eureka Frederick street Billy West and his Queen Tribute band
CHARITY NIGHT .... At the Eureka Frederick street Billy West and his Queen Tribute band

MUSICIANS and singers will be doing their bit for a local cause at events this weekend.

Tonight and tomorrow, two different music events are being held in support of Hartlepool & District Hospice.

Freddie Mercury impersonator Billy West will be taking to the stage tonight at the Rovers Quoit Club, in Hartlepool’s Easington Road.

Billy, who is a long-time supporter of the Wells Avenue-based hospice, is marking 20 years as a singer and will do two spots on the night.

Doors open at 7pm with the event getting underway at 7.30pm.

Meanwhile, a whole host of top town acoustic artists will help to raise money for the cause at the newly refurbished Studio, in Tower Street tomorrow.

Martha Cook, Andy Lanchester, Ryan Wenn, Ruffle Pearson and singers from the Kate Sirs School of Music will all perform on the night.

The event, which gets underway at 7.30pm has been organised by town singer Mick Pollard, who will also take to the stage.

Martha Cook, who like all artists will be performing free of charge, said: “This is the fifth time I have played for the hospice and it’s great to be welcomed back and continue to be able to help such a worthwhile cause.”

Janice Forbes, community fundraiser for Hartlepool & District Hospice, added: “We are grateful to Billy, Mick and all of the artists who have got together to perform this weekend to raise funds for the specialist palliative care services we provide to the local communities of Hartlepool and east Durham.

“Both nights look set to be fantastic for music lovers and we are looking forward to attending the events.”

Tickets for both events are priced at £5 and are available on the door.