‘We must keep music alive and keep Grantham’s clubs open’

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A COUNTRY and western band is fighting to “keep music alive” in Grantham.

All five members of Tennessee Stud are Grantham born and bred, and feel passionate about boosting clubs which host gigs to help keep them open.

Peter Wallwork plays the keyboards in the band.

He said: “We’re trying to keep music going in Grantham. It’s tough because clubs, like the Kontak Club, are closing down.

“We play all around the area and every time we go back to a venue the next year there’s less people in there.

“We just want to keep music going, whatever it is. I don’t care if it’s rock ’n’ roll, country and western or jazz, or some other kind. These clubs need help from people.”

Tennessee Stud is playing at the village hall in Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir on Saturday, May 14, which is hosting gigs by several other bands between now and October.

The band plays popular favourites by artists such as Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks and Johnny Cash.

Peter said: “People can come along and sit down with a beer and a sandwich and have a really good night. It’s only £5. If at the end of the night they say it was a good night then that’s great. That’s what it’s about.”

Doors open at 7.15pm. A bar and refreshments are available.

Tickets are £5 on the door or in advance on 01476 870907.