Oxfam gig will rock with Carpe & Co in town


LANCASTER bands join forces this weekend for a rocking gig to raise money for charity.

Oxtravaganza is being held at the Yorkshire House on Friday night, and has been organised by Lancaster’s Oxfam Bookshop, in Penny Street.

Five bands take to the stage for only £4, with the event kicking off at 7.30pm.

Headliners Carpe, formerly Carpe Diem, describe themselves as “fresh funk with a hip-hop flavour, dirty rock hooks and soulful blues”.

Formed towards the end of 2009, the band came together to create an energetic and exciting experience with a little something for just about everyone.

Blistering live sets have made Carpe a festival favourite, and their headline shows are powerfully dynamic.

The band is Flash on vocals and beat boxing, Frenchie on vocals and guitar, Jon Moore on lead guitar, Grum on bass and synths, Rachel on drums and backing vocals, and Dave on backing vocals.

Lancaster psychedelic rock band Premier Kissoff, featuring Ian Dicken, Mick Armistead, Gordon Banks and Adi Walker, are also on the bill, gliding easily between 60s pop and British Indie Rock.

See the Lancaster Guardian (24-11-11) for full story.