Anna to play one last Scandal-ous gig

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HEMEL singer Anna Harvey is hanging up her rock chick heels to have a baby and hopes her final gig with covers band Scandal will raise plenty of money for the amazing Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted.

Anna, who has played with Scandal for the last five years, will hand over her mike to a new singer after the Saturday gig at Hemel’s Oddfellows Arms where she was manager from 2008 to 2011.

The soon-to-be mum has loved her time with Scandal, highlighting headlining Cassiobury fireworks as one of her stand-out moments.

She said: “You never realise quite how many people are there and standing up by the stage.

“I don’t think I’ve been quite so scared in all my life. All you could see was light sabres.

“But it was brilliant. I don’t think we stopped talking about it.”

The band – Anna and a group of five lads – play a variety of different sorts of music because they all have such different tastes.

Their catalogue ranges from big guitar rock solos to jazz to ska and on Saturday night Anna promises songs from Amy Winehouse, The Specials, Lily Allen, Florence and the Machine and many more.

“It’s going to be the usual very crazy night, she says. “The audience will end up jumping and singing and dancing around.”

So why not go along to wave goodbye to Anna and support a charity that has become very dear to her over the last year.

Scandal play at The Oddfellows Arms, London Road, Apsley on Saturday, August 11 from 8pm to midnight.

All monies raised will go to the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted which provides 
care for people with serious or terminal illness in hospital, at home or at the hospice’s own inpatient unit.