Skankin’ n stompin’ to Ska at Rugby’s London House to help Hope4 homeless project

Picture from the gig by Mike Baker.
Picture from the gig by Mike Baker.

Respected acts from the Midlands Ska scene got scores of fundraisers stomping at a charity gig on Saturday.

It took place at the London House to raise money for Hope4 in Rugby and featured The Selector’s Aitch Bembridge.

The marathon gig raised £370 to help homeless and badly housed people in the area.

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

“It’s the best night we’ve had here so far.

“As soon as we said we wanted to do something for Hope4 we were overwhelmed with the response,” said Shaun.

Aitch Bembridge, taken by Mike Baker.

Aitch Bembridge, taken by Mike Baker.

“Saturday went really well with a good mixture of people showing their support.”

He said the pub had a great atmosphere from the 11am start right into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Other acts included AKA Ska Men UK, Professor RockSKa, Iain ‘SKAndemonium’ Ashby, and McCabe, lead singer with The Strike.

“It was about fun, fundraising and raiseing awareness,” added Shaun.

London House, hosted a fund raising event recently, with a line up of musical talent who performed in support of raising funds for Hope4.''Pictured: Aitch NNL-150419-145956009

London House, hosted a fund raising event recently, with a line up of musical talent who performed in support of raising funds for Hope4.''Pictured: Aitch NNL-150419-145956009

“We achieved that and would like to thank everybody who performed or attended. We also collected about four bin bags of donations for the charity.”

McCabe and  Iain Ashby.

McCabe and Iain Ashby.

A picture from the gig, taken by Mike Baker.

A picture from the gig, taken by Mike Baker.

Dancing in the streets.

Dancing in the streets.

Iain Ashby.

Iain Ashby.

Aitch, Kat and Iain.

Aitch, Kat and Iain.

Raising funds at the London House.

Raising funds at the London House.

Aitch.

Aitch.

Kirsty Clarke.

Kirsty Clarke.