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Bands rock to help church
TWO popular bands will entertain music fans at a concert to raise cash for a Kidderminster church.
Electronic 80s and dance group, The Audacity, and glam 70s rock cover band, Ballroom Glitz, will take to the stage at the Kidderminster Harriers Social Club, next Thursday.
The Audacity, made up of Kidderminster cousins, James Hardiman, 37, on vocals and keyboard player, Matthew Stephens, 34, will perform their own songs, described by James as a cross between electronic bands, Depeche Mode and Prodigy.
The electronic duo, who have performed at the Nozstock Festival, will play live using their own videos as part of their energetic performance.
The concert has been organised to try and raise much-needed funds to secure a safe future for the church. It is a cause close to the cousins’ hearts as they were both in the church’s choir as youngsters.
“St Barnabas is a church that my family have always gone to,” said James.
“They’re trying to raise funds to keep the church afloat and secure its future.
“We have agreed to perform as the church needs all the help it can get at the moment. It’s not critical but the church is going through a difficult time.”
He explained that headlining act, Ballroom Glitz, which includes his cousin, Scott Hardiman, on guitar, will get glammed up to play a selection of glam rock covers on the night.
“They’re really well known, “James said,”They always put on a really good show complete with authentic hair and outfits. They should have the audience up and dancing within seconds.”
He added: “The music we play is a cross between electronic 80s and dance. On the night, we’re going to do more happy numbers. It’s going to be a bit of fun.
“We’ve got some videos that will make people laugh so it’s going to be light-hearted. There’s also going to be a raffle so it’s going to be a good fun night.”
The group, which formed about five years ago, has released its fourth album called, The Audacity Make Me Sick, which is out on iTunes and Amazon.
Doors open for the concert at 7.30pm. Tickets for the event are available from the Parish Office at St Mary’s Church, St Barnabas Church and Hairzone. People can also contact 01562 630910.
For more information about the bands, visit myspace.com/theaudacitykidder and ballroomglitz.co.uk