Raising hell and raising funds

PUBLISHED: 15:14 24 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:30 06 May 2010

This Friday sees the first Rhythms Of The World festival fundraiser of 2006. The night, along with another evening in April, is being organised by erstwhile Pathology duo Matt Oakman and Owen Stephen, who were also responsible for last year's infamous f

This Friday sees the first Rhythms Of The World festival fundraiser of 2006. The night, along with another evening in April, is being organised by erstwhile Pathology duo Matt Oakman and Owen Stephen, who were also responsible for last year's infamous fundraiser. "It was such a successful night," said Matt, "thanks to the help of all our friends at Club 85 and the bands who kindly offered their services to us". This weekend's event is again being held at Hitchin's Club 85, and features five of the area's top rocking local acts, Boom in the Diamond Industry (who are on a new compilation with the likes of Capdown and Hundred Reasons - see www.gravitydip.com for more details), My Pet Junkie, Black Peppeur, Ormost Ordinary and The Rocketeers. Doors open at 7.30pm, with the entertainment kicking off soon after, and entry is a £4 minimum donation. Club 85 is a 16+ venue, and ID will be required. Since Matt and Owen's previous band Pathology called it a day last August, the boys have been busy forming and rehearsing with their new band, Black Peppeur, whose public debut is exclusive to the event. "I can't wait for our new band to be heard", continued Matt. "I'm really into what we're doing at the moment and, of course, it makes it extra special to know that our first performance will help to raise money for our favourite weekend of the year - Rhythms of the World. Owen added: "We just want it to be a fun night, and to raise as much money as we can. It's great that everyone is so enthusiastic to get involved".

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