Fundraising night with those 7.20s

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AN ACCLAIMED Rugby band will be performing at a charity concert in Leamington.

The 7.20s will play live alongside Warwick band Shadowfax at the charity gig at the Leamington Assembly in aid of Myton Hospice on Friday, September 2.

The alternative/electro/rock five-piece, who were championed on BBC 6 Music a few weeks ago, features Ed Wright (vocals), Eddie Burnham (bass), Seb Roux (guitar), Andy Burnham (guitar) and Steve Kavanagh (beats).

The 7.20s’ current line-up formed in 2010 and have been hailed as the best band to emerge from Rugby since Spiritulized. The band have been well received both in the Rugby area and nationally, enjoying airplay on Radio 1.

Warwick band Shadowfax, known for their 1950s and 60s tributes, will also be playing at the Assembly gig helping to raise money for Myton Hospice.

The gig has been organised in memory of Christine Hinton, from Whitnash near Leamington, who died of cancer at Myton Hospice in Warwick on Valentine’s Day. Rugby also has its own Myton Hospice in the grounds of the Hospital of St Cross in Barby Road.

Christine’s husband Phil is so grateful for the care she received during her three weeks at the hospice that he is hoping to raise more than £10,000 for the Myton Hospices charity by organising a gig at the Assembly.

Ed from the 7.20s said: “This outstanding local charity provides an outstanding level of care and comfort, to those suffering with terminal illnesses and there families. It’s a wicked cause at a wicked venue.”

Doors to the gig on September 2 will open at 7pm. Cortina Nights will follow the live music.

For tickets, which cost £10, call the venue on 01926 311311.