Keeping in kick for a good means with Bedford drummer reverence for Sue Ryder
July 29, 2017 - Supermoon
‘MAYBE he’ll be looking down on us”.
Drummer Bob Smith died of lung cancer final year during a Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger.
Now his remaining PistonZ bandmates are scheming to perform an emotionally charged reverence subsequent month to assistance lift supports for a charity.
Den Burridge, lead guitarist of a Bedford-based band, hopes Bob is ‘somewhere adult there now rocking along with Rick Parfitt, Gary Moore and Jimi Hendrix’.
“We skip him terribly,” he said.
PistonZ, who have been on a county’s live song circuit for some-more than 10 years, will play on Saturday Aug 12 as they remember their late stickman Bob, who had lung cancer and died aged only 61.
Den added:”PistonZ have always been penetrating to play for charities, and a event to uncover a appreciation for a caring that was given to Bob in a final few weeks of his life is something we feel celebrated and unapproachable to do.”
Fourteen acts will play opposite dual stages and a buskers representation during Busk Till Dusk, that is partial of Sue Ryder St John’s’ Big Weekend that raises critical supports for a hospice. The following day it hosts a annual Country Fayre.
“The caring Bob perceived from a hospice staff was outstanding, and he remained a same aged partner right to a end”, Den added.
“He was a window fitter and prosaic thatch dilettante by trade, had a good clarity of humour and a penetrating dry wit.
“He was a kind encourage family man, who never had a bad word for anyone or anything.
“He would always demeanour during we with a unilateral laugh on his face while playing, mostly as his eyeglasses slid down his nose and on to a drums.
“He was meddlesome in astronomy, and in a final week of his illness there was a Super Moon and a hospice staff authorised his bed to be positioned so that he could see it by a window.”
PistonZ’s reverence to Bob will be on a categorical theatre during Busk Till Dusk. Tickets are on sale online during sueryder.org/BuskTillDusk.
The tickets are labelled during £10 for adults and £6 for children. A family sheet (two adults and dual children) is £28.