Monday, 31 October 2016

Musicians set to gather to celebrate the life of local music legend, Chas Ambler

Photo: Barrie Marshall

A great line-up of bands will come together at More Music this November to celebrate and remember the life of Chas Ambler, a well-known local musician who passed away over a year ago.

'A Night For Chas' will take place at the Hothouse in Morecambe on Saturday 12th November 2016 at 7.00pm and all proceeds from the gig will go to St John’s Hospice in Lancaster. In addition to being a mainstay of the local music scene, Chas also created the Melodrome, the distinctive and colourful stage regularly seen at festivals and events across the country, including Lancaster Music Festival.

The line-up features bands that Chas had strong links with and includes The Guns of Navarone (who Chas led for 20 years), Band From Uncle, Johnny Gee and the Melodrome All Stars.

The compere for the evening will be Ian Marchant, who Chas performed with for many years as Your Dad. Expect a lot of laughs, great music and dancing!

There will be a stall selling vinyl records, hats and music books so don’t forget to take cash!

“Chas was a great friend, a brilliant performer and a key part of the local music scene," More Music Artistic Director Pete Moser, who played in bands with Chas for many years, explains.

"We played and worked together and had some great adventures! He spent some time at the Hospice in his last few months the level of care was special. I hope we get a good turnout for the great night of music”

• Tickets cost £8 and can be bought online at www.moremusic.org.uk/anightforchas or on the door

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