Charity music night in Kedington has a personal note

Greg Bush, front, with some of the other performers at the charity gig he has organised
Greg Bush, front, with some of the other performers at the charity gig he has organised

A sixth-form student from Kedington has organised a charity gig in his home village this weekend in aid of the MS Society.

Featuring a six-strong line-up of well known names in the local music scene, including one rising star whose songs have featured on national radio, the gig at the Kedington Community Centre is at 7.30pm on Friday, September 18.

Greg Bush, a 17-year-old student at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, organised the concert as an extended project at college.

He is raising funds for MS as his mum Susie has the condition.

The former Castle Manor Academy student said: “My mum has embraced it quite well. She’s quite supportive about it.

“Hopefully it will benefit her as well.”

Greg, who plays the viola and the piano and is a member of the Suffolk Youth Orchestra, has been planning the concert since June and has drawn on his contacts in the music scene to pull things together.

They include Simon Shirm, a member of Quaff, Cian Harriss, from Stereo Jack and Bob Dellar, the organiser of Kedington’s annual Bobstock Music and Beer Festival.

Also performing will be 17-year-old singer/songwriter Rachel Clark, whose songs have been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, as well as local stations. She has also released an EP, Invasion.

On organising the gig, Greg said: “It has been quite stressful really.

“There’s been times when I thought ‘am I actually going to do this’, while sitting there grinding out calls to people to make sure everything is in place.”

Concert tickets cost £5/£4 concessions. Under 12s get in free.

To buy one call 07539512598 or get one on the door.