Post-Christmas concert in Banbury will raise money for the Harry Dunn fund

Bicester band Backstreet Noise headlines a music-packed evening at the Banbury United Clubhouse in aid of the Harry Dunn fund and the air ambulance.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 5:16 pm
Bicester band Backstreet Noise who play Banbury United Clubhouse after Christmas

The post-Christmas event will be held on Saturday, December 28 from 7pm until late.

Organiser Tim Bagshaw said: "Other acts include 1 Tone, The Dregs, solo singer Jay Mac and Brackley Music School Students tutored by Did Coles.

"We have two DJ's and the music is provided by Soundnmotion and DJ Baxter. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased direct from Banbury United Football Club, Revival MK2, Parson St, Banbury and from me, Tim Bagshaw, through Facebook. There will also be opportunity for people to pay on the door that night."

JayMac, a former X-Factor competitor, performs in the fundraising concert on December 28

Backstreet Noise describes itself as 'the ultimate pop-goes-punk party'. Since 2012 it has been playing pubs, weddings, functions, parties and festivals up and down the UK. The band's performance promises an exciting, energetic and extensive set list consisting of a wide range of past and present hits ranging from The Clash to Shakira, The Kinks to Lady Gaga and everything in between.

Banbury-born Jay Mac's song-writing abilities and performances have landed him in the spotlight a couple of times in the UK, garnering critical acclaim from his appearance on the national TV Show The X-Factor.

Jay started his career early, crafting his first EP in 2005 when he was just out of secondary school. Since then, he’s gone on to release two more albums, Never Let You Down (2015) and Existing (2017).

These have never been released online and Jay focuses on selling his own album in high streets and independent shops - and he has sold over 4000 copies to date.

Songs from Never Let You Down have been played on radio in the UK, USA and Australia. A track from Existing (Sunshine) peaked at number 8 in the Valley 89.5 Fm charts.

Jay Mac has performed at a wide range of venues from small pubs, festivals, special events, parties and arenas and the national competition Open Mic UK where he reached the final.

As well as enjoying a great evening of music, those attending the concert will be contributing to two popular fundraising causes.

* Harry Dunn died in a collision outside Croughton RAF base in August. He was riding a motorcycle which hit a car driven by US national Anne Sacoolas, who was allegedly on the wrong side of the road. Mrs Sacoolas left the country a day or so later, under diplomatic immunity. The Harry Dunn fund is raising money to allow Harry's parents to take legal action against Mrs Sacoolas.