Now autumn is upon us, and – unfortunately – the food banks are still with us. So we’re advertising the new season of concerts to raise funds for the Otley Food Bank. We wish we didn’t have to do it!
But the plus side is that Phil Snell and local musicians have organised a full winter season of great Sunday evening fundraising concerts.
Musicians donate their time and talent, the Labour Party donates the venue.
All gigs are at Otley Labour Rooms. There’s a licensed bar with real bottled ales, lager and wine.
For every event, doors open 7.30-10 pm, entry is £3, and extra donations are welcome.
The first gig is the extraordinary Chris Martin, described as a ‘blues shouter and teller of tales’, and player of 16 or more instruments, on Sunday 19 October.
Here’s the full programme:
Chris Martin 19 October 2014
Becky Mills 09 November 2014
Ben Waters with support
from Jake Sleepy Segrave 23 November 2014
Kath Reade + Simon Alexander 07 December 2014
Gerry and Phil 14 December 2014
Gerry McNiece 11 January 2015
Nick PH 25 January 2015
Joe Solo 08 February 2015
Andy Aitchison 22 February 2015
Diamond Dac 08 March 2015
Jon Palmer 22 March 2015
Pete Krengel 05 April 2015
Tim Moon 19 April 2015
So make a regular date in your diaries, and keep Sunday evenings free – and pass the word on.
It’s all for a very good cause. We just hope we won’t be advertising them again next year.