Friday, 28 September 2012

Contra Band in Camberley

Fancy a good night out? St Paul’s in Camberley is the venue for an evening of entertainment in aid of a local charity. ‘Baby Face Nelson and the Contra Band’ will be playing acoustic folk as part of a double bill of entertainment to raise money for Connect Counselling in Camberley. Connect Counselling is a local counselling service offering free help and support to individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of problems and difficulties. They rely on donations and fundraising, so this is your chance to have a good time, and make a real difference to local people.

Baby Face Nelson Contra BandBaby Face Nelson and the Contra Band

‘Baby Face Nelson and the Contra Band’ has elements of roots, folk, Americana and bluegrass. Check out “I love the sunshine” from their latest album – we need some of that at this time of the year! You can give them feedback on their Facebook page or tweet to them.

They formed over a common desire to play acoustic music using a variety of unusual instruments gathered on their travels. Dave sings, plays banjo, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar and piano. He also teaches music to pay the bills. Babs sings and plays the bodhran. Occasionally, she also plays the whistle. In her spare time, Babs is a midwife. John has had a long career in the music business. Occasional lead guitarist for rock band, 'After The Fire,' he sings, plays mandocello, mandolin and acoustic guitar. John runs a small recording studio and helps to look after a village church where he lives. Bekah has a degree in music and works as a music therapist as well as teaching. She sings, plays fiddle, accordion and glockenspiel.

Cathie Russell from Connect Counselling says: “We’re looking forward to a sensational evening of music and entertainment to raise vital funds for our Camberley counselling service,  which last year alone held 2024 sessions and saw 156 new clients from the area in need of support and help to overcome difficulties in their lives. We rely on evenings like this  to raise adequate funding for our service, so your evening out is a double whammy – a  great night out, and knowing you are enabling our counsellors to make a real difference  to the lives of local people.”

‘Baby Face Nelson and the Contra Band’, a Hampshire based 4 piece folk band, will be playing at St. Paul's Church Hall, Crawley Ridge, Camberley on Saturday 13th October at 7.30pm. Tickets for the evening are £10 and are available from Connect Counselling on 01276 24210