Local bands in charity show in aid of Silves Bombeiros

A concert featuring four bands “donating their services free of charge” to support Silves firefighters will be held on Saturday, February 2 at the Teatro Mascarenhas Gregório in Silves from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

The event is being held in conjunction with Silves town hall who has given the use of the venue free of charge in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the local Bombeiros.

Organisers said: “As you know, the fires in Silves area last summer were particularly horrific, so it is a way for local musicians, expats and local Portuguese to give something back by donating €20 per person when attending the concert.”

There are four bands playing different styles of music, each playing for about 40 minutes. They are:

“Jade” featuring Duncan Kinnell (keyboards), Sandie Croft (vocals), Matt Lester (saxophones/flute) and Paulo Jorge Pereira (percussion). The band plays an easy listening mixture of Latin and standard jazz and is a regular feature at Casa Inglesa, Silves.

The “Dixie Kings” featuring Ray Charsley (trumpet/banjo/vocals), Dave Lawson (clarinet/saxophone), Cory Sea (guitar/vocals), Luís Hilário (bass) and Tony Scriven (drums/vocals). The band plays a mixture of swing/blues and Cajun music and is a regular feature at Tivoli Hotel, Lagos and in the summer months at Vila Vita Biergarten, Porches.

“Night Shift” featuring Eddie Munz (drums/vocals), Nigel Hodgson (keyboards), Jan-Dirk Hoffman (guitar/vocals), and Philipart (bass). The band plays pop and rock’n’roll at dance venues throughout the Algarve.

“The New Orleans Jazz Band” featuring Ray Charsley (trumpet/vocals), John Ballinger (trombone/vocals), Dave Lawson (clarinet/saxophone), Cory Sea (guitar/vocals), Tony Scriven (drums/vocals), and Luís Hilário (bass). The band plays a mixture of trad jazz/blues and gospel music and plays all year round at O’Navegador Restaurant, Alvor.

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