Three bands, two great causes, one night only


Former town councillor Steve Blattman brings his passion for Rye back to the stage for a one-night-only, three-band night of music to groove the night away in aid of two great causes, the community centre and the town model, next Friday, March 24.

Steve Blattman

“I’ve been playing in bands since I was 18 years old,” Steve told Rye News. “That’s over 50 years of making music, mostly playing locally in pubs, and I remember my first gig was in the community centre.”

Headlining the night is Kevin Williams and Little Big Stone, a six-piece rhythm and blues band. Kevin, another local boy from Rye, returns to his home town to take the stage at the community centre where he first performed with Steve Blattman on lead guitar almost 50 years ago.

Kicking off the show is the newly formed Scarletta Dream, a three-piece band covering a variety of songs from current hits, the 60’s, and other standard favourites. The band have regularly performed at the Brewery Yard Club, Cinque Ports Arms, and other venues in the area. Nicki Cahill leads the band on vocals and bass guitar.

Filling in the middle slot is Big G’s Borrowed Time, a well-known Rye band with local musician Gerry Fortch delivering good old rhythm & blues. A punchy trio that many people will have seen in the last 20 years playing in local venues.

Borrowed Time, local rhythm and blues specialists.

Steve joins Kevin Williams and Little Big Stone to play some great renditions of early soul plus rhythm and blues numbers.

He said: “It would be wonderful to get a great turn-out for the gig as it’s in aid of the community centre and the Rye town model. I’m passionate about both. I’ve been a volunteer and trustee for the model and am currently vice-chair of the community centre. I’ve been involved with it since I was a teenager and throughout my term as a town councillor. I played one of my first gigs there, 50 years ago. And now I’m back!”

Three bands, two local causes, one night only


Image Credits: Steve Blattman .

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  1. Hoping for a good turn out! Please come and support this gig and raise money for the community centre and Rye Town Model


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