THE countdown to this year’s RNLI fund-raiser in Whitby is well under way.
The live gig – at Friendship Rowing Club in Whitby on Saturday 20 October – will feature locao band Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds and for the first time, will also feature a support act, up-and-coming Flamborough act Sea Fret.
The duo – Harry Draper (guitar) and Jack Sedman (vocals) – write most of their own “chilled acoustic” music but also play covers by the likes of Elvis and Michael Jackson.
The pair were invited as the support act for the gig by Steve Phillips – they used to jam together at the Grosvenor Hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay and have also performed with village folk artist Marry Waterson.
“It is the first RNLI charity event we have done but hopefully we will be doing more,” said Harry.
Tickets costing £10 are available from RNLI shop/museum on Pier Road, The Sutcliffe Gallery or you can contact Graham on (01947) 895981/07812 759507.
Tickets on the door are strictly subject to availability, so early booking recommended.
Steve and the band will be playing a mix of R&B, rock and roll and western swing.
Jimmy Lupton will be compering the evening, which starts at 7.30pm.