Everything is on track for a great concert at Mallory Park on Saturday August 6th.
Speaking at a meeting at the venue, organiser Rob Bryant said:
With just 3 weeks to go we’ve sold at least three times as many tickets than at the same stage last year. We’re well on-course for an audience of well over 2000!
Following a motorcycle accident a while ago, Rob has been raising funds for the charity “Spinal Research” (www.spinal-research.org) who are the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the World to develop a cure for paralysis. Rob has donated close to £40,000 to the charity, with the vast majority coming from two vastly successful open-air concerts.
The aim is to make 2011 the best event so far and record numbers are expected to the ‘Queen’ concert, featuring the acclaimed tribute band ‘The Bohemians’ who are being supported by the ACM Gospel Choir of BBC tv’s ‘Last Choir Standing’ proramme.
Entry is by advance tickets only, so people thinking of attending this fantastic event are being urged to obtain their tickets as soon as possible.
Rob is pictured above with supporters including Dave Carter of JAM Rock Music School (9-13yr olds who are doing a 1hr set at the show), Mark Rowley – Oak FM presenter who will be doing ‘live’ interviews & broadcasting on the night, John Ward of Mallory Park, who are allowing free use of the circuit & facilities to host the concert.
Also in the group pictured above are figures from the world of motorcycle racing – Steve Parrish, former professional motorcycle racer now a presenter for BBC/Sky/Eurosport & Motors TV , ‘King’ Kenny Roberts, the celebrated former motorcycle World Champion & racing team owner and Phil Read MBE, the eight times World Motorcycling Champion.
Also pictured next to Rob is Matt Elliott, the former Leicester City player who captained Leicester City Football Club to League Cup glory in 2000.
Kenny Roberts commented that he thought that Rob’s efforts were fantastic. “I have met far too many good guys like Rob that have suffered in bike accidents” he said. “…I sincerely hope the show is a massive success. It’s a shame I’m in the States, I love Queen!”
Phil Read predicted the concert would be “…one heck of a night. Mallory Park’s gonna be rocking all-over again, and what a great cause.”
Rob’s good friend and former neighbour, Matt Elliott said:
“[Rob’s] hard work putting on these shows deserves a good turn-out. I’ve got my tickets already so I’ll certainly be there, it’ll be a great night and I hope to see plenty of support.”