27 bands ready to rock for cause

Published: 14 Feb 2013 12:00

A FESTIVAL of live music featuring 27 local bands rolls into Gourock next week with proceeds being donated to Ardgowan Hospice.

Share this image

A FESTIVAL of live music featuring 27 local bands rolls into Gourock next week with proceeds being donated to Ardgowan Hospice.

The Darroch Bar, on Shore Street, is hosting Bandfest on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February with live music all day over the three days in two rooms.

The event was organised by bar owner Maida McNeil, who has supported the local live music scene over the past eight years through hosting band nights and welcoming various artists on a weekly basis.

It was also inspired by her husband who is currently receiving treatment for the disease.

Maida said: "My husband is suffering from cancer and hasn't yet got the all-clear.

"Beacause of that I wanted to do something for Ardgowan Hospice.

"I started putting together this event last October and this is it falling into place now.

"All the bands are local and Darroch Bar favourites who have performed here over the last eight years. They all have different styles and there will definitely be something for everyone's music taste - that's the great thing about this."

A staggering 27 local bands will take to the stage in the popular Gourock venue to showcase their sounds and the event promises to have something for everyone.

Among the acts performing will be Greenock-based four-piece soul band Phoenix Gene.

The band are on a high after releasing a single, Madison, at the end of January.

It was recently perched high at number two in the Reverbnation Chart.

Guitarist and vocalist Steven Wilson said: "We are looking forward to playing live at the Darroch Bar, Gourock, on Saturday 23 along with other local bands.

"There are four of us, myself, John Mordecai on guitar/vocals, John Newbury on bass and Eric Joyce on drums."

Tickets for The Darroch Bandfest are available to buy now from the bar priced £5 for a daily ticket or a special offer of £12 for a weekend wristband.

For more information about the event call the Darroch on 631780.

Jump to first paragraph.

Get more stories from our 'Free Read' Content section

23 Apr 2014 15:57 • Lorraine Tinney

BREAKING: Man dies after disturbance in Greenock

A MAN has died following a disturbance in Greenock this afternoon.

Social:

23 Apr 2014 13:00

The way I see it...By Eric Baxter

TV auction show star Anita Manning will breeze into town again tomorrow for the latest in a long list of enterprising charity events organised by Greenock Rotary.

Social:

23 Apr 2014 13:00

View from the Leader’s chair

COUNCIL leader Stephen McCabe writes exclusively for the Greenock Telegraph.

Social:

22 Apr 2014 09:50 • Lorraine Tinney

Boy attacked after leaving train in Greenock

A MAN assaulted a teenager and tried to rob him after he left a train in Greenock last night.

Social:

21 Apr 2014 12:00

Holyrood message by Duncan McNeil MSP

One of the biggest achievements of the Labour government was to introduce the national minimum wage which gave more than one million workers an average pay rise of 12 per cent.

Social:

21 Apr 2014 11:00 • Jonathan Mitchell

Going out with style

MORTON manager Kenny Shiels hailed his fresh-faced back four after they kept out league leaders Dundee at Cappielow on Saturday.

Social:

21 Apr 2014 10:30 • Gary Pews

Missed chances lead to defeat

PORT Glasgow slumped to a disappointing defeat at East Kilbride on Saturday.

Social:

21 Apr 2014 10:00 • Gary Pews

Victory is step towards league survival

GREENOCK took another huge step towards Super League First Division survival with this battling performance at Cumbernauld on Saturday.

Social:

19 Apr 2014 12:00 • Jonathan Mitchell

Ton dent Dundee title hopes with shock home win

MORTON dented Dundee’s title hopes with a shock 1-0 over the Championship challengers in a top versus bottom clash at Cappielow this afternoon.

Social:

19 Apr 2014 10:00 • Eric Baxter

Tele man Eric Baxter takes on Manchester Marathon challenge

I CELEBRATED my 40th marathon by taking to the streets of Manchester — but didn’t get a pint at Coronation Street’s Rovers Return!

Social:

17 Apr 2014 13:00

Last week of voting in our Local Heroes contest

WE’VE entered the final week of voting in our Local Heroes contest.

Social:

16 Apr 2014 12:00

Win chance to meet TV star

TOP TV auction show personality Anita Manning returns to Greenock next week for a charity event — and today we’re giving you the chance to meet her and get items valued.

Social:

15 Apr 2014 14:37

Missing Gourock woman found

THE Gourock woman who was reported missing today by police has been found safe and well.

Social:

14 Apr 2014 13:00

Holyrood message by Duncan McNeil MSP

CARING for older people in a homely setting or close to home is an ambition shared by all politicians and people alike.

Social:

13 Apr 2014 16:15 • Matt Meade

UPDATE: Man 'critical' in hospital after Port crash

A TEENAGER remains critical in hospital after a serious car crash in Port Glasgow.

Social:

12 Apr 2014 20:00 • Jonathan Mitchell

Ton relegated to League One after Alloa reverse

MORTON were officially relegated from the Championship today after an insipid 2-0 loss at Alloa Athletic

Social:

11 Apr 2014 20:34 • Russell Steele

Missing teen found

THE teenage boy who was reported missing earlier today has been found safe and well.

Social:

11 Apr 2014 13:00

Holyrood message by Stuart McMillan MSP

LAST week, the Scottish Government announced better protection from flooding with the award of almost £40 million.

Social:

11 Apr 2014 12:30 • Russell Steele

PREVIEW Alloa Athletic v Morton

MORTON will look to notch up their third successive win tomorrow when they make the journey to Alloa for their penultimate away game of the season.

Social:

9 Apr 2014 13:00

The way I see it...By Eric Baxter

MANY Inverclyde people travel long distances for their summer holidays — and then have to combat the effects of jet lag when they return.

Social: