Peterbough bands put on two days of music as memorial tribute to Pete Thomson

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A concert to remember one of the most popular characters on the Peterborough music scene will be held this weekend.

‘Pete Thomson’s Memorial Hootenanny’ will see local bands and musicians, past and present, getting together at The Cresset in Bretton to raise money for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in memory of Pete.

Pete was a regular supporter member of many local bands across the city and is probably best known for his unique and superb renditions of ‘Delilah’, ‘Nut Bush City Limits’ and ‘Whole lotta Rosie’.

He died in November 2014 at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall, after being diagnosed with Metastatic Lung Cancer only seven weeks earlier.

Colin Smith was a very close friend of Pete’s and is organising the event.

He said: “I spent almost a week at Thorpe Hall with Pete in his last few days and the care and service that is available for patients and their families is phenomenal.

“Because Pete’s condition deteriorated so suddenly, he didn’t get to fulfil his wish to go to one last gig. That is why I wanted to get all of his favourite bands together for one almighty gig in his honour.”

Bands playing over the two days will include Grounded, The Mighty Persuaders, Citizen Smith, The Rocket Dogs, Fallen Breaks, One Eyed Cats, The More i see/Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Retrolux, 0898 and The Motivators.

The event will take place at The Cresset on Saturday, March 7 between 2pm and midnight, and on Sunday, March 8 between 2pm and 11pm.

Tickets cost £14 for adults for one day, or £20 for a weekend ticket. Tickets for under 16s cost £8 per day, or £12 for the weekend.

To book, call the box office on 01733 265705.

The line up is:

SATURDAY: Grounded, The Mighty Persuaders, Citizen Smith, The Rocket Dogs, Fallen Breaks, One Eyed Cats, The More I See/Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Retrolux, 0898 and The Motivators.

SUNDAY: Palmeston Ukelele Band Orchestra, The Claggagh Band, Ramshackle Serenade, Davidson, Watson and Gates, The 70s Show, Colin Hodgkinson’s Electric Blues Band, The Tom Wright Band and Hooker.