A range of fundraising shows in aid of the Clutha Vaults helicopter disaster is taking shape.
The actual ‘weekend’ takes place Fri 3rd and Sat 4th and 5th with almost 30 shows already confirmed with lineups gradually taking shape, in places ranging from Rutherglen, Bathgate, Montrose, Kilmarnock as well as Glsgow itself and as far afield as Newcastle.
In Glasgow itself, and originally titled the ‘Clutha Benefit Weekend’, the shows now span the next month and beyond. A gig with Douglas T Stewart and Tommy Reilly has already taken place at Partick Tavern.
There are several shows in the run-up to Christmas including
Rock For The Clutha with a variety of acts including Them Beatles, The Carlton Jug Band, The Shiverin’ Sheiks, The Underground Jam, The Kicks, Sparrahawk, Gerry Kirk, and David Duffy.
Also under the Classic Grand Benefit Weekend is a mini-festival at Glasgow’s Classic Grand – taking place on the first weekend of January (Fri 3rd and Sat 4th) with a load of rock and tribute acts chipping in.
And, there’s also Glasgow Stands Up for The Clutha, a comedy benefit with several big names including Janey Godley, Des Clarke and Bruce Morton.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Got Talent winner BGT winner Jai McDowall has joined up with four police officers to take part in a charity single to be released next week.
Policeman Paul Keenan and colleagues Jamie Easton, Craig Brooks and Stephen Marlin appealed via the Daily Record to attract a celebrity singer and the Ayrshire-born TV star recorded vocals with the quartet for the song, to be released in the run-up to Christmas.