Tavern Club magic at Spalding gig

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One of the resident bands from the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool is performing at a charity event in Spalding on Saturday.

The Rockits, the resident 1950s and 1960s band at the Cavern Club, is made up of Chris Grindrod (bass), Chris Hunt (lead guitar), Justin Crowe (keyboard) and Mike Beck (drums).

The idea of introducing The Rockits to Spalding came from Marlene and Mark Aspden, who wanted to raise vital funds for a local dog rescue.

Central German Shepherd Rescue (CGSR) was formed in September 2014 by a group of people with experience in the rescue world.

The group’s four trustees – Marlene Aspden, Bev Chamberlain, Diane White and Kym France – are currently working towards charity registration status, and are constantly fundraising to provide care to German Shepherds, both in emergency boarding kennels and foster homes around the local area.

CGSR has already provided adopted homes for seven German Shepherds, plus four Border Collie pups.

Now, the trustees say they are “pleased” to be involved with the charity’s largest event yet and say they would like to make it an annual event.

A recent visit to the Cavern Club by Mark and Marlene gave them the opportunity to see The Rockits in action and finalise the details for the event.

The gig is at the Castle Sports Complex and tickets cost £10, available from Highfield Kennels at Pinchbeck, South Holland Centre or the sports complex.

A spokesman for the band said: “We are all looking forward to coming to Spalding to give the town a touch of Liverpool magic.

“With a set list that includes tracks from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Elvis, Spencer Davis and The Kinks, hopefully Spalding will be entertained.”

Leo Promotions is providing the support disco for the night.