Maltings rhythm and blues bash will support two hospice teams

Blues at the Maltings Arts Theatre
Blues at the Maltings Arts Theatre

Two rhythm and blues bands will be belting out music in aid of a good cause at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans on Saturday night.

Headlining the gig in support of Rennie Grove Hospice Care and the Hospice of St Francis are Dr Shades, who take pride in playing r&b the way it’s meant to be.

Band leader and drummer, Bob Ayre said: “Our superb vocalist Christine Lord is supported by a heady mixture of saxophone and guitar all built on a top class rhythm section – and we will also be unveiling our new band name on the night ”

Supporting them are Lowlamps, who use country and gospel influences to put their own spin on the classic form.

Bob said: “I have first hand experience of, and have benefitted from, hospice services.

“My first wife Morag Ayre received palliative care at both hospices, spending her final days in the peaceful surroundings of St Francis.

“The care didn’t end there, I benefitted greatly from bereavement counselling at Grove House.

“Other members of the band have also experienced the effects of terminal illness with partners and family members.”

Doors open at 7.45pm with music from 8.30pm to 11pm.

Click here to book advance tickets at £10 each or phone 0844 8700 887.

You can also get them over the counter at the St Albans Tourist & Information Centre in the city centre

Click here to find out more about Shades Of Blue