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Bridgwater talent tops Oxjam charity gigs
1:14pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in What's On
AN OXJAMMIN’ month of live music shows in aid of poverty-tackling charity Oxfam is in full swing across the UK.
Oxjam has been creating a network of music-loving individuals every October since 2006, raising money for the fight against poverty and suffering around the world. Today, Syria’s ongoing humanitarian crisis remains at the fore.
Bridgwater’s own Oxjam sessions hit town this week with a number of local and regional artists taking part in Oxjam Somerset.
Copperhead are the headliners topping a Saturday night gig at the Malt Shovel Inn in Cannington near Bridgwater from 6pm-11pm.
Also hoping to ramp up the pennies by stepping up to the mic are Taunton pop-electro three-pack Filta, The CBGBs, Gary Hugill, Husk, (In Brackets), Stu Morris and That Hidden Promise.
A minimum donation of £5 is suggested with draw prizes and a few surprises in tow.
Copperhead frontman Tim Gardner said: “Our first Oxjam was last year in Cannington.
“It’s nice to know we’re helping out – even though it’s just a little bit it’s still going to be helping someone somewhere. We’ll be playing everything from the Dire Straits to Status Quo – you name it, we’ll play it.”
Today (Wednesday) at the Ring O’ Bells in Ashcott the regular pub folk night will dedicate its strumming-out to Oxjam, starting 9pm.
Organiser John Herbert said: “There are so many things happening around the world in need of help so all these small events can only add up.”
For latest line-up information, visit the Oxjam Somerset Facebook page.