Turin Brakes to play Hartlepool charity gig

Turin Brakes
Turin Brakes

A MUSIC charity that raises vital funds in the fight against cancer has lined up a top band for its latest Hartlepool gig.

Music v Cancer will welcome Turin Brakes to The Grand Hotel on Friday, October 3.

Tony Larkin from Music v Cancer

Tony Larkin from Music v Cancer

Tony Larkin, founder of Music v Cancer, said: “This is probably the highest profile act we have booked for our Weekender performances and I’m absolutely thrilled that we will have Turin Brakes in Hartlepool.”

Music v Cancer was founded by Tony after he was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2009. After getting the all-clear he set up the charity, holding live music events, auctions of music memorabilia and fundraising initiatives across the region.

Those funds have been put to good use supporting health professionals at the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust to detect the early signs of cancers, but particularly bowel cancer.

As well as Turin Brakes, Music v Cancer will be hosting singer songwriters Jake Morley, Antonio Lulic and Kal Lavelle on Friday, October 3.

The following night, acts will include Jon Allen; Z-Star; Jimmy Docherty, and Paul Liddell from Sunderland.

Tickets cost £15 per night from the Grand Hotel on (01429) 266345.