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BUSINESS people are getting ready to rock as next week sees an annual Battle of the Bands fundraiser.

Featuring five bands, the stage-strutting event on Wednesday is raising money for four regional charities - the Rainbow Centre, The Rowans Hospice, Wessex Cancer and Naomi House hospice.

Competing for the title of Solent Rocks! Best Band 2013 are Hughe Fighters from commercial property consultancy Hughes Ellard; host and last year’s winner Eclectic Zoo, from legal firm Blake Lapthorn; No Accounting For Taste, for accountancies James Cowper and BDO; Five Bar from barristers 3PB; and Contraband, from chartered surveyors Primmer Olds.

Russell Mogridge, a director at Hughes Ellard, which has its head office in Fareham, said: ‘We’re looking forward to this great gig, where we will belt out seven terrific songs in 20 dazzling minutes.’

Tickets, £12 in advance, are available - please contact or ring 023 8022 4080.