Remembrance concert in Mexborough for Tony Capstick

Tony Capstick.
Tony Capstick.

South Yorkshire is gearing up for a concert to commemorate singer, actor and broadcaster Tony Capstick.

All proceeds will go to local childrens Charities Parents and Children Together (PACT) – (www.pactfriends.co.uk) and SAFE@LAST working with and on behalf of young people at risk through running away – (www.safeatlast.co.uk).

The concert is on Saturday, June 20, at Mexborough Athletic Club, New Oxford Road, off Adwick Road, Mexborough, 7pm

Appearing will be: The Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band – now ranked top 10 in the world and who played on Tony Capsticks “Top of the Pops” hit and appearance “Capstick Comes Home” in 1981.

Also John Shuttleworth – Famous club singer/organist, Billy Mitchell – Celebrated North East singer/musician late of the band Lindisfarne, Steve Smith – Capsticks legal ally and raconteur and Jed Grimes – Singer, musician and artist. Played in influential folk band Hedgehog Pie.

In addition there will be Mick Doonan – Musician running the Doonan Family Band and also a member of Hedgehog Pie, Dave Burland – Renowned Barnsley folk singer who recorded and performed regularly with Tony Capstick and also had a stint in Hedgehog Pie and a band that played as backing band to Tony Capstick’s recorded work.

Also appearing will be Steve Womack – Well known Doncaster singer/songwriter and comedian, Ribbon Road Family Band – Band leader Geoff Heslop was Tony Capstick’s record producer. His latest project is Ribbon Road, an exceptional North East Band much of whose material is influenced by The Miners Strike, also Scott Doonican – Of the internationally recognised Barnsley Band The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican. A long time fan of Tony Capstick, Scott will be performing a special song on the night in remembrance of Tony.

Tickets are £10 from www.wegottickets.com/rootsmusicclubdoncaster website, 7pm start

Mexborough Athletic Club plans to put some catering on as well as music.