Annual concert in tribute to town musicians
4:00pm Saturday 15th September 2012 in News
BARRY'S biggest bands are taking to the stage to pay a special musical tribute to three of the town's most talented musicians.
Top local acts The Relics, The Hindenburgs, The Navigators, TNT, Freeway, Outback and Rosie's Secret will line up at the at Barry Island Sports and Social Club tomorrow (September 16) to pay tribute to Rockin' Dave Cotton, Bob Winter and Neil Lewis.
The Neil Lewis Memorial Concert originated as a tribute to the respected musician, who died in 2009. He played for many years with Max Boyce - even enjoying a minor hit with a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the band's road crew called Packer of the Leads.
Neil also supported Fairport Convention, Tom Paxton and Billy Connolly - and lived and played in both Canada and Bermuda before settling back in his native Barry.
Neil's son Rhys, who organises the yearly event as a tribute to his dad and for local music-lovers to get together, said: "It seems fitting that this year we also remember Rockin' Dave and Bob Winter, stalwarts of the local music scene who died recently."
Tickets, priced £7 (£20 for four), are available from The Windsor Hotel on Holton Road, The Barry Island Social Club, or by calling 07595 497 255 to arrange collection.
A Neil Lewis Memorial Concert event page has been set up on facebook and you can also visit www.neillewismemorial.com
Rhys added: "All tickets must be bought in advance to ensure entry and I would be really grateful if music lovers could turn up at the start time of 3pm so all the bands, who have given their services free, play to a decent-sized audience.
"All profits this year will go to Ronald McDonald House and the British Heart Foundation."