7 Sep 2010
ROGER DALTREY BACKS NEWCASTLE TRIBUTE BAND
WHO frontman Roger Daltrey has given his blessing to a Tyneside Substitute.
Tribute band The Whodlums formed in mid-2006 with the aim of recreating the sound of The Who live.
They are based in Newcastle but have impressed audiences all over the North.
The Whodlums play Who songs, from early singles such as Substitute and My Generation, to Who Are You and You Better You Bet.
In between there are selections from classic albums such as Tommy, Who’s Next, Live At Leeds and Quadrophenia, giving the audience a performance to remember.
Now, they will be performing at Newcastle O2’s Academy, on Sunday September 19, to raise cash for the Teenager Cancer Trust.
Who frontman Daltrey CBE is patron of Teenage Cancer Trust and has been supporting the charity for more than 10 years. And he told how he was delighted to see the Whodlums playing at the O2 in support of the Cancer Trust, saying “I’d like to thank the O2 Academy Music Group for choosing to support Teenage Cancer Trust and The Whodlums and New Age Jam for performing to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust North East. All the money raised will go towards maintaining the facilities in the local community and building a new unit for young cancer patients from across the North East.”
The Academy Music Group recently chose Teenage Cancer Trust to be its charity partner. And the Whodlums gig at Newcastle’s O2 Academy launches this partnership and will be the first of many gigs to come.
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