Fundraising tribute for Sheffield charity

Bad Whiskey live on stage
Bad Whiskey live on stage
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A night of rock is set to raise funds for two Sheffield charities later this month.

‘Rockin’ Against Cancer’ has been organised by local rock band Bad Whiskey, who lost their keyboard player, Sam Kenney, to the disease in August.

“This is a tribute concert for Sam, our way of saying goodbye to Sam and of raising funds for two incredibly important charities,” said Sam’s nephew James Jeffrey, who is organising the night along with Sam’s former band mates.

The event, to be held at The Scholar pub on London Road, is being held in support of Weston Park Cancer Charity and St Luke’s Hospice.

James added: “We knew we wanted to do something to commemorate Sam and decided what better way to do that than arrange a tribute concert in his honour.

“Since that initial conversation the event has grown arms and legs and become far bigger than anything we had imagined.

“We are now working very closely with both charities and the venue to put together an event to remember and hopefully one that will grow and live on in the years to come.”

The event will feature performances from three bands, including James’ own band, Pretend Best Friend, and headliners Bad Whiskey who will perform for the first time without Sam.

James said: “This is the first, and possibly only time, the two will take to the stage together without Sam so they’re going to make it count.”

The event on Saturday, November 30, will also include a raffle, hot food and a bake sale.

n To buy tickets, contact James on 07968 228338.