Star of The Specials performs at event

Neville Staple
Neville Staple

Music fans will be in for a special night with an evening of top tunes to raise funds for a Daventry charity.

Neville Staple, renowned for being a member of Coventry band The Specials, will be one of three acts performing at the night.

The event will be held at the Saxon Suite of Daventry Leisure Centre on Friday, February 6.

Staple was part of the band who shot to fame in the 1980s as part of the Ska movement with hits Too Much Too Young and A Message To You Rudy.

He will be backed by leading Jam tribute band Maximum Jam.

They will be playing many of the band’s top 20 hits, including Town Called Malice, That’s Entertainment and Down In The Tube Station At Midnight.

The night’s main act is Electric River, an up and coming band from Kent.

The band has toured with Living In Texas and Toseland in 2014 and their June album Faith and Patience was widely acclaimed as proof they are destined for stardom.

Money raised from the events will be donated to the Gary Barton Memorial Trust.

It was set up after the death of Gary at the age of 45 five years ago following a battle with cancer.

The trust was created to provide and assist in the provision of facilities, support services and equipment for the Cawthorne ward at Danetre Hospital and the Talbot Butler Ward at Northampton General Hospital. Both wards aided Gary during his treatment.

Thousands of pounds have been handed over to both wards as a result of fundraising events.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets can be booked in advance at a cost of £7 from Vital Saloons in Bowen Square, Daventry or alternatively by calling 07734 144 100.