Charity gig raises £1,335

An annual charity gig by a Scarborough band raised £1,335 for MacMillan nurses.

The band, Nearly Famous, have recorded a CD featuring guest artists Anna Shannon, Roy Piper, Dave Brown, Dave Cook and Paul Garbutt, who joined them at the gig.

A musical tribute was paid by band member Pete Liley to Mick Hill, who died shortly after last year’s gig.

Mick was a well-known local guitarist who played with Jonty and the Strangers in the 1960s and Hamps Tramps later on.

Nearly Famous invited him to join them as a guest guitarist at last year’s gig; it was his last performance.

The band is made up of members of groups which were popular in Scarborough in the 60s and 70s.

Paul Murray was the DJ and compere.

The gig was at the Roscoe Rooms in Roscoe Street.

Plans for next year’s gig are already being made.

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