Swing star to hold concert for charity

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A Wallsend swing star is organising a special gig in aid of a charity close to his heart.

Glen Roughead, 29, is appearing at Newcastle City Hall on November 19, in a gig to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s, with which Glen’s father has recently been diagnosed.

Comedian and creator of the BBC2 show Hebburn, Jason Cook, and Steffen Peddie will also be performing some comedy to start the night.

Steffen said: “I am over the moon to be part of the Geordie ratpack for the evening.

“Big band, classic tunes and a dash of comedy.

“Basically it’s friends having a party on stage and we’re inviting you all to come along and join in.”

Glen and the 13-piece Paul James band are to perform at the Newcastle City Hall on Wednesday, November 19 at 7.30pm.

Glen said: “This is going to be one of the biggest gigs I’ve ever done and along with my 13-piece orchestra, the Paul James band, we know it is going to be spectacular.

“Now with the addition of Jason and Steffen, fans will be treated to some fantastic entertainment.”

Swing for Parkinson’s tickets are priced from £20 and are available on (0191) 277 0830.