"We've laboured long and hard to pick a very mixed bag. There'll be some new stuff from the last three albums, there'll be some stuff that hasn't been played for 25 years, and there might even be a couple that have never been played before."
"There won’t be any Jimmy Nail or Belinda Carlisle tracks in the set, and probably not Stranglers either. We’re starting rehearsals next week when we’ll choose the songs but it will probably more be like Glen Campbell and Neil Young, stuff we grew up with"
Notes:in aid of the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund (NECCR) and The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
All musicians taking part have been inspired by 18 month old local boy Dominic Halliwell, who recovered from a rare form of cancer. At only 10 weeks old he was diagnosed with a film of malignant tumour cells that cover his brain, and spinal cord and has endured months of surgeries and pioneering chemotherapy treatment.
The Stranglers Baz Warne With Kev Charlton on bass - Peaches at the Sage Newcastle