Sing Out For Autism Charity Event :
The Cockroaches + The Breretons + TWUNTS
Entry Requirements: under 16 with adult
5:30-7:30pm : Fun for children.
7:30pm - 10:30pm : Entertainment for adults including live music, raffles, auctions, food, bar and information tables.
This event is to create awareness of and raise funds for the process of Lasting Powers of Attorney for when a child with autism turns 18 and the parents no longer have a say in their affairs. Some of the profits will also go towards the charity Thinking Autism.
"Thinking Autism provides information and support to families and individuals affected by autism with the aim of improving quality of life and reducing disabling symptoms of autism.
Our charity is run by volunteers and a small paid staff, all of whom are parents of children with autism. Our work is informed by our wider community, including our members, adults with ASD, autism professionals and researchers."
The Cockroaches are a 5 piece ‘60s Garage Band from Tunbridge Wells. Started by Chris Exall founder member of the Anti Nowhere League, the band comprises of Chris on Guitar, fellow original ANWL member PJ on drums, Tom Meyritz and Julia D vocals and Pete Lee on Bass..
After 21 years playing in the League, Chris left in 2001 to concentrate on his various motorbike interests and only started playing again when he started listening to old records that had inspired him in the first place. This band are playing great classic 60’s songs, rather than trying to rehash old punk songs. They tend to do lesser known covers by such artists as The Who, Tina Turner and Screaming Lord Sutch in their own raw style which gives the songs plenty of edge and bollocks.
What you will get a a Cockroach gig is raw energetic dirty rock n roll in it's purest form, spontaneous show theatrics and most of all excitement by the bucketload.
Tunbridge Wells Ukulele Night Thing is a fortnightly Monday night open Ukulele Jam for anyone with a Uke and also the home of TWUNT the Band. We meet at the Cross Keys Pub, in Tunbridge Wells and have a right laugh playing away those Monday blues!
TWUNT the BAND
“The most sublimely orchestrated group of musicians working in the UK today”, “The very definition of cutting edge”, “An avant-garde fusion of experimental dub step and Tuvan throat singing”, are all things that have never been said about Tunbridge Wells Ukulele Night Thing (TWUNT), and never will.
However, what you can say about TWUNT is that it offers a pack of stupidly enthusiastic ukulele players with a wry sense of humour and the silliest set list this side of Jive Bunny’s mega mix.
TWUNT is a twenty to thirty strong group of players from in and around Tunbridge Wells who pack in to the High Brooms Tavern on a fortnightly basis to have a drink and a good old sing-along – playing songs from a truly eclectic range of artists from Lady Gaga to Alice Cooper, stopping off somewhere in the middle for a bit of Johnny Cash. The youngest player is yet to hit their teens and the most senior member is in his 70s, and should be old enough to know better by now. Some of the group are experienced musicians whilst for others learning ukulele has opened up a whole new world of fun… which is what it’s all about.
The TWUNT band has grown out of the regular jam nights and is formed of only the most obsessive and fanatical group members. Their inaugural gig was in 2011 at Eastbourne’s “Magnificent Motor” festival. To the band?s astonishment, during the set more people came to listen than got up and left…so they decided to do it all over again. Since this the group has developed and established itself as a favourite at local festivals and charity fundraisers, with appearances at the fabulously named “Poofest” and the prestigious Rusthall village fete where the group not only managed to play without drowning in torrential rain but also stormed to victory in the Tug-of-war in a battle which will surely resound through the ages.