Top Winehouse tribute for fundraiser gig

Amy Winehouse tribute Laura Jane Butler

Amy Winehouse tribute Laura Jane Butler

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KAOS Bar on Queen Street is the venue for a charity night tomorrow featuring the UK’s number one Amy Winehouse tribute act.

Laura Jane Butler has won many accolades for her Winehouse act and has agreed to appear in Blackpool to helps raise money for The Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The charity was founded by Amy’s father Mitch, and helps inform and educate young people of the effects of drink and drug mis-use.

It’s a free event (with donations at the door) which starts at 8pm and also features seven very brave, or maybe foolhardy, men who are getting their chests waxed on stage.

There are also performances from singers, a raffle (including some signed Amy Winehouse memorabilia) and a buffet, and the night is hosted by one of Blackpool’s well-known drag queens, Miss Chris D’Bray.

* JAZZ fans listen up. An afternoon of music takes place tomorrow at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood, with classic jazz band Six-In-A-Bar providing the sounds.

The event starts at noon and lasts still 2.30pm and has been organised by Mike Lovell, who is in the band and also putting on what will be the fourth Easter Jazz Weekend, at the North Euston Hotel from Good Friday (March 29) through to Easter Sunday, with eight sessions of jazz over the weekend.

FOLLOWING last month’s packed house for The Sail Pattern’s performance at Gillespie’s Folk Club, this Thursday’s event is an open mic invitation to all performers.

Gillespie’s Folk Club in the function room at The Old Town Hall, Poulton-le-Fylde.

Thursday 28th February 8pm for 8:30 start.

A full PA is provided, only £1.00 admission.

Open to all singers, musicians, poets, storytellers, and wandering minstrels’ alike.

Whether you want to perform, or just come and listen, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome from all of us at Gillespie’s, so come and soak up the atmosphere, and enjoy the numerous real ales our landlord has on offer.

Although Gillespie’s vision is to promote and encourage new and young talent in the folk genre, we also value the contributions and musicianship of our more seasoned performers. So, whether you are 16 or 96 come and join us in the celebration of folk and roots through music, storytelling and poetry.

For further information contact Annie on 07425146950, or visit our website www.folkatgillespies.co.uk ”

HATS off to Led Zeppelin, claimed to be one of the best Led Zep tributes around, are on at The Blue Room in the town centre tomorrow.

Featuring Peter Eldridge, from the West End production of We Will Rock You, the band are on stage from around 9pm onwards.

RITA Hosking, who - take my word for is - is a mighty fine folk artist, is appearing at Garstang Unplugged at The Kenlis Arms on Ray Lane, Garstang tomorrow.

The gig starts at 8.30pm, tickets are £10. Call 01995 602795 for more details or to book.

A NEW soul bar opens its doors in Poulton tomorrow.

Mojos on Breck Road - which used to be The Matrix - is holding a launch party at 7pm with soul singer Steve Hale booked in for the opening night.

“We are aiming for an over 25s bar, high end service, with cocktails, wines and champagnes,” said Nigel Bond, who is one of three people behind the new bar.

“We looked at Poulton and felt Motown and soul weren’t being catered for. We think there is a gap in the market for it and we are really looking forward to opening.”