Beatles and Stones? It’s a rock’n’roll circus!

The Bog Rolling Stones
The Bog Rolling Stones

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SOME of the world’s best-loved songs will be performed at a charity gig.

Local bands the Bog-Rolling Stones, The Silver Beatles, Bemis and Kojak’s Revenge will perform as part of the Rock and Roll Circus – a concert in aid of the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

Hosted by the Kings Theatre in Southsea, it is the biggest musical fundraiser for the charity.

One of the organisers, Andy Burgess, who is lead singer of the Bog-Rolling Stones and one of the trust’s patrons, said: ‘Because we are a Rolling Stones tribute band we always wanted to do a rock and roll circus with other bands like they did in the 60s.

‘And we thought it would be fun to hold it in an important local venue like the Kings.

‘We want to get everyone dancing and to turn it into a gig rather than a sit-down show.’

Also appearing at the event will be compere Steve Pearson and DJ Rob Moore.

Each of the acts are playing for free and all profits will go to the trust – set up in memory of Tom Prince who died from teenage bone cancer osteosarcoma.

Shortly after his death in 2004 his family founded the charity in a bid to raise £1m for research into the condition.

The cause is particularly close to the heart of Andy who used to play softball with the youngster in the Solent Softball league.

Tom’s dad Clinton said: ‘It’s humbling to see how many people are involved with this and that they are willing to give up their spare time to support us.

‘Hopefully everyone will get on their feet and enjoy themselves.’

The Rock and Roll Circus takes place on Saturday October 22. Tickets cost £12 and concessions are £10. Call (023) 9282 8282.


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