Top Ska acts take to stage at Rugby’s London House for Hope4 charity gig

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Top ska acts will take to the stage for a marathon gig to help homeless people in Rugby.

Dust down your trilbys and pull on your stomping boots and get to the London House on Saturday, (April 18).

Some great names from the Midlands Ska scene are set to pull in the crowds, including The Selector’s Aitch Bembridge (pictured), AKA Ska Men UK, Professor RockSKa, Iain ‘SKAndemonium’ Ashby, McCabe, lead singer with The Strike and DJs Sid and Kity Kat.

Iain said: “We are hoping to raise awareness of the homelessness situation in the local area and help in whatever way we can.

“It should be a great day and night of music and fun and fundraising.”

Gig-goers are invited to pay £2 on the door or bring a bag or clothes or non-perishable food. The fun and fundraising starts at 11am and goes on until 2am.

London House owners Shaun and Kat, with daughter Shelby. c8rwTbUhVc-AdFMpQRYd

London House owners Shaun and Kat, with daughter Shelby. c8rwTbUhVc-AdFMpQRYd

Children are allowed at the venue until 5pm.

London House, in Chapel Street, was recently taken over Kat Tilley and Shaun Banks.

“We’ve got a great line up for the event and we’re hoping for a really good crowd,” said Shaun. “When we said we wanted to do something to help Hope4, we were overwhelmed with the response. “We haven’t been in Rugby very long, but we’ve heard about the work they do and knew we had to do something.”

Hope4 helps homeless and badly-off people in Rugby. It runs the Hope Centre, Hope4U, winter shelter, and supports the Rugby Foodbank.

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