In the next couple of months London will see performances from modernist icons at two charity events.
First up is the Childline Rocks fundraising event which takes place at the indigO2 on Thursday March 13th. Hosted by radio presenter and Old Grey Whistle Test fave ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, amongst the line-up are ’60s legends The Zombies, The Shadows drummer and songwriter Brian Bennett, Ian Paice and Glenn Hughes from Deep Purple, and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey.
Then in April the capital plays host to the annual Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs at the Royal Albert Hall. The brainchild of Roger Daltrey, the series of shows help raise awareness and funds for the unique charity. The highlight of the 8th year of shows has to be the April 10th night, where Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene man Steve Craddock will perform an acoustic set together. This will then be followed by a performance from new soul songstress Duffy. Also of note is the following night, where contemporary Scottish garage rockers Figure 5 will open for The Fratellis. Tickets for both these shows are on sale tomorrow (Friday) morning from 10am, so don’t delay in booking.