Noteworthy tribute to Potter star
PUBLISHED: 17:18 08 April 2009 | UPDATED: 11:05 12 August 2010
A MUSIC concert held in memory of Harry Potter actor Rob Knox is due to be held in a church. Bands including Bexley group Live
A MUSIC concert held in memory of Harry Potter actor Rob Knox is due to be held in a church.
Bands including Bexley group Live Politics and DJ Ironic are to perform in the Aspire concert at St John the Evangelist Church, Sidcup, from 7.30pm on May 2.
Proceeds from the concert, which will feature a number of south-east London bands, will be donated to Rob Knox Memorial Fund and the church.
Indie band Live Politics, who played the Danson Festival last year, currently hoping to impress judges in the Live and Unsigned competition, in which they are through to the area final on May 3.
Guitarist Daniel Bridge, 25, of Montrose Avenue, Sidcup, said: "We don't play as much in this corner of London as we'd like.
"Venues here are not usually set up exclusively for music, so most bands get limited to playing in areas like New Cross and Camden."
Mr Bridge, a bank worker, admitted that the Live and Unsigned competition had an element of 'Pop Idol fever' about it.
But pet shop worker and singer, Steve Quirk, 21, of Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, added: "It's not that hard to form a band and play in your local area, but you're always held back by the problem of getting signed.
"You also get £5,000 to promote your first single if you win. It's worth a shot."
Other artists in the competition include 48-year-old Wayne Jacobs, who said he dreams of writing songs of famous artists and has written a song about London called Big Ben's Beat.
The civil servant, of Friday Road, Erith, said: "It would be a dream come true if could share my musical talent and inspire people with my lyrics."
The next round of Live and Unsigned will be held at the Beck Theatre, Hayes, on Sunday, May 3.