Rocking for charity

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Four local rock bands will be raising money for Cancer Research UK with a mini music festival at the Rye Community Centre on Sunday, May 1.

Headlining the event are Reptilian, regarded as the hard rock legends of Rye. Gigging for over 10 years on the local circuit, notably headlining prestige days such as Pirate Day and New Year’s Eve at the Carlisle, Hastings, the band cover a broad range of rock songs from Queen and ZZ Top to Metallica and Black Sabbath.

Live music events have been sadly missed by many over the last two years, and for organisers Robert Rowley and Jonathan Emson, this is an opportunity to help revive the music scene while raising money for a charity they both hold dear. If the event proves a success, they hope to make it an annual event.

For the four bands on the bill it is an opportunity to get some local exposure while blowing away the cobwebs from lockdown.

Supporting Reptilian will be Hastings based Rain Frog, who play a mixture of mainly blues-based covers; Clay Tree, the Brighton based band made up of students from Water Bear University, playing a mixture of original and cover songs in an alternative indie rock style; and Sonic Slaves, the female fronted southeast band playing cover songs from Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Billy Idol & Audio Slave, among others.

Doors at the Community Centre open at 2:30pm with the first band appearing at 3:30pm. Tickets are £5 entry on the door.

Rye Charity Rock Day

Image Credits: Reptilian Appreciation Society .

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