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5th Jul, 2022

Stratford musicians hold convert to raise money for Ukraine

A ONE-OFF concert is coming to the Stratford Playhouse on Sunday (May 22) to raise money for the people of Ukraine.

Featuring artists from the local music scene, the concert will start at 6:30pm with three bands performing music from rock and roll to ska and two-tone.

The line up for the evening includes The Appleseeds, The Playhouse house musicians, Dr Alfonzo’s Bearded Pancake Band and more.

The idea came from local music promoter and musician Dionne Sambrook, who is the sax player for The Skalectrics and helps run Stratford Jazz Club.

Dionne said: “Like many others, I have been horrified by what is happening in Ukraine and wanted to do something positive to help the innocent people who have been affected by the war.

“My fellow bandmate Nick Jasko is half-Ukrainian and has several family members in Ukraine, so The Skalectrics has a connection and has been raising money over the past few months to support Ukraine.

“Bringing together many of the amazing and talented musicians from around Stratford hopefully means we can raise even more money!

“So I invite everyone to book a ticket and come along to sing and dance with us – we are keeping the ticket price low to encourage people to attend, but be warned, we will try and persuade you to donate what you can and give generously on the night.

“We also extend a warm invitation to Ukrainian guests or any other displaced families currently staying in the area – you are welcome to attend for free and share in the fantastic music and culture we enjoy here in Stratford.”

There will be a raffle, merchandise, and other ways to support or donate to British-Ukrainian Aid on the night.

Visit www.stratfordPlay.co.uk for more information and tickets.

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