Feature – The “Fighting4 Louth Hospital” campaign Sept 2017

Following the “Fighting 4 Louth Hospital” campaign march, on September 2, 2017, several bands and artists showed support, both during the march, and at the free gig that followed. This article is dedicated to them!

Louth Artist, Jayne Cooper designed and produced the banner for the campaign. Not only was Jayne’s banner at the front of the Louth march, but it has also led events in Lincoln and Grantham, and was last viewed in Barnsley, for the continuation of the “NHS Uprising” theme of the campaign.

A surprise appearance by Corinne Drewery (who sang with her family’s band, The What)…………

The What with Corinne Drewery and Jodie Linscot (back) on percussion
The Legendary Nighthawks

was followed by a set by The Legendary Nighthawks, featuring David Tomlinson, (aka Dave Formula) on keyboards. With old favourites such as “When I get drunk” and The Doors’ classic, “Roadhouse Blues”, the band were starting to get the audience involved, and Dave Hunt proved to be an excellent harmonica player, as well as an accomplished rock singer.

The early part of the show was concluded by Robots Found Errors, in what was to be their final appearance together as a band.

Robots Found Errors

Following a short break, the audience was treated to a musical debut of sorts. Keri Blake (of Delusional Phools), teamed up in a duo with Charlotte Hubbard.

Performing under the name Blue & Black (but subsequently, Black & Blue), they delivered an amazing set. The feedback was so great, that they were inspired to continue to perform as a duo, alongside their other commitments.

Blue and Black = aka Charlotte Hubbard (l) and Keri Blake (r)

 

The Stallers

Punk/Rock band The Stallers continued the program, and they also impressed the crowd.

The evening’s entertainment was concluded with another “made up” duo of Patrick Perves and Andy Nisbett(from Whisky Before Breakfast), who treated the audience to some special folk/shanty renderings under the name Twa Auld Reivers.

Cartoonist/Poet/Author/Satirist/Environmentalist/Campaigner Jane Air also contributed a banner to the campaign. Jayne is a committed campaigner for the environment, and her relevant work can be found in her profile on this site.

Thank you all.

Dave Larder, Lincolnshire Arts and Music Bulletin October, 2017