David Thornton, CEO of Visit Isle of Wight, is leading a line-up of local musicians at a fundraising gig for West Wight Sports and Community Centre (WWSCC) next Friday (24th November).

David, who goes under the name of Danton when he performs, will be joined on stage at the center itself by Isle of Wight legends ‘The Chain Ferry Gang’.

During the evening Danton will be playing a selection of his own songs on piano and guitar including the recently released ‘Make this Your Day’, which was launched last week to coincide with National Anti-bullying week. He will also be playing acoustic classics from James Taylor, John Lennon, Leonard Cohen and other well-known acoustic classic songsmiths.

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The Chain Ferry Gang play upbeat skiffle inspired music from both sides of the Atlantic, and promise to get your toes tapping along.

A finger buffet will be provided on the night from the West Wight Cook project team.

David says:

“I live in Freshwater, and I am keenly aware of the hugely important role WWSCC plays in the local community. I wanted to do something to help sustain their work, so we put this evening entertainment together to help. I’m really pleased that The Chain Ferry Gang are joining me, we’re planning to do a few songs together at the end and I’m really looking forward to that”.

Clare Griffin, Centre Manager, added:

“It’s tremendously exciting to have Danton and The Chain Ferry Gang perform for us and we’re all looking forward to the evening. Our amazing catering team, all part of the COOK project have a delicious array of nibbles planned. Singing, dancing and food – what better way to raise funds for our charity!”

Tickets are priced £12.50, including food, with all proceeds going to the West Wight Sports and Community Centre charity. A licensed bar will also be available on the night.

You can purchase your ticket from the reception at West Wight Sports and Community Centre or by telephoning 01983 752168.

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