Music Box:

Bands in fundraiser

LOCAL pop, jazz and blues bands are playing in the gardens of the University Arms, Brook Hill on Saturday afternoon in a fund-raiser for Alan Henderson who is taking part in an expedition in November to Everest Basecamp for Action Medical Research, the charity pledged to help prevent suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability. There will also be a beer tent and barbecue.

Dolphin concert

TICKETS go on sale next Thursday for the return of Sheffield band Boy On A Dolphin to the City Hall on December 15. The night will also feature singer and frontman John Reilly performing songs from his forthcoming solo album, Zebulon, and local guests. Tickets cost £20.

Pierces on tour

FOLLOWING their triumphant recent support slot with Coldplay at the iTunes Festival The Pierces are to embark on their biggest UK tour yet in the Leadmill on October 7. Out this weekend is It Will Not Be Forgotten, a new single from the Alabama-born sisters Allison and Catherine, taken from their Top 5 album You & I.