Portsmouth troubadour Simon Kent will be playing a headline gig at The Cellars in Eastney for the charity that has helped his family.
The singer-songwriter, recently described as ‘Mansun meets Aled Jones’ will be raising money for the Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association Charity on Friday, March 6.
His recent single, Everything’s Alright, received airplay in the USA, as well as on more than 40 UK national and regional stations. Recent live shows have seen him sharing the stage with Echo and The Bunnymen and Toploader.
Simon says: ‘I have a daughter with Down Syndrome, and I am aware of how much good work this charity does for children with Down syndrome and their families. The charity is totally reliant on donations and this is the best way I have of giving something back for all the work they do for us.
‘We obviously want to make as much money for the charity as we can, but at the same time it’s really important to raise the profile of people with Down syndrome.’
Tickets are £5 in advance, £6 on the door. Go to thecellars.co.uk. Doors open 7.30pm. Support is by El Capitan and The Crashing Bores.
Find out about the charity at portsmouthdsa.org