Talented line-up supports Grantham mayor’s charities

Guitarist Dr Ika.
Guitarist Dr Ika.
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A line-up of talented youth and veterans of the entertainment world will take to the Guildhall stage on March 20 to help raise money for the mayor’s charities.

The Mayor of Grantham’s Charity Variety Show will support Coun Ian Selby’s three nominated charities - the Grantham Journal Children’s Fund, Gravity FM and Kesteven Rideability.

Among those to perform in the show is guitarist and singer Trevor Leeson who started his career in 1958, as a member of skiffle band The Rebels. After a stint in Sleaford-based band Dawn and the Dee-Jays, he joined Grantham’s Gingerbread, with the band’s songs regularly being played on Radio 1. Trevor joined the The Merseybeats for a few years before embarking on a solo career.

Also in the line-up are local singer Terry Carey, who is said to have a voice between Englebert Humperdinck and Tom Jones, The Sensational Soul Band and Walton Girls’ High School. Also on the bill is Dr Ika, an impressive guitarist who plays the blues and rock and really is a doctor! In fact, he is a neurosurgeon who was born in Georgia in the former Soviet Union. He has played many rock and blues festivals and performed twice alongside B.B. King.

Coun Selby said: “Grantham has a lot of talent and this show has a truly fabulous line-up with every act including the compere Ali Jay good enough to headline the show. We have a very special guest Dr Ika, one of the finest blues guitarists you will ever hear, he really is world class. It promises to be a very special evening.”

Tickets cost £12 and are available from the box office on 01476 406158 or visit www.guildhallartscentre.com