RAF High Wycombe Live Music Club Raises Money for the Royal British Legion
Throughout 2011, bands from the RAF Live Music Association took part in a drive to raise funds for, and awareness of, the Royal British Legion.
Gigs were held in various pubs and clubs around Ruskington and Lincoln, as well as at RAF Waddington and RAF Coningsby, with the final event being the Live Music Association’s annual showcase, this year held, for the first time, in the Oakeshott Centre at High Wycombe.
The acts playing were Rupert & The Ginger Pig, probably the loudest and heaviest thrash metal band in the MoD, Ferrocene, a hard rock band in the best traditions of high energy riffing and stunning lead guitar lines, rapper Tony Idol to prove there’s more to life than rock’n’roll, and Ferret’s Toe who, if you’ve seen them, you’ll realise are superb but very hard to describe!
Altogether the RAF Live Music Association raised £854.17, with RAF High Wycombe’s bands contributing £432.30. Gp Capt Heffron accepted the cheque on behalf of RBL, praising the work of the LMA in both raising money for charity and providing entertainment across the RAF.
The High Wycombe Live Music Club exists to promote live music performance, and offers rehearsal facilities, PA equipment, and arranges several gigs per year.
Look out for further events throughout 2012. Interested in joining the RAF High Wycombe club? Please contact Rob Fitton (ext 7678) Graham Langfield (ext 6964) or Frankie Blunden (ext 4096)
By Sqn Ldr Rob Fitton