Gig to raise money for North East charities

A one-off charity gig celebrating the sounds of the 70s is set to raise more than the roof this month.

By David Sedgwick
Monday, 13th June 2022, 4:53 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2022, 4:54 pm
Former children’s TV presenter Andy Crane will be compering the Glam Rock n Raise.
Former children’s TV presenter Andy Crane will be compering the Glam Rock n Raise.

Glam Rock n Raise – on Saturday, June 18, at Salt Market Social, North Shields – will bring together live music and DJ sets for one night only to support local charities.

Among those taking part are Meatloaf vocalist Lorraine Crosby – who duetted with the late singer on I’d Do Anything For Love – who will be bringing an ABBA Spectacular to the stage, vinyl technician Vincent Vibrator and DJ Trevor Lazaro.

There will be surprise guests on the night and, compering the event, will be former children’s TV presenter Andy Crane.

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It is the fifth Rock n Raise event, organised by the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation, to be held in the region with the aim of supporting the children and young people of the North East.

Money raised from ticket sales will go to Newcastle’s Nordoff Robbins music therapy centre, the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Rock n Raise was put on hold during the pandemic and Sir Graham Wylie said the event’s return was “a wonderful sign that things are back to normal.

“The people of the North East have always been incredibly supportive of the event because they know that the money raised stays in the region to help children and young people who need it most,” he said.

“This promises to be a fantastic night, with great music, a real party vibe and the chance to have a great time while raising money for those who need it.”

Tickets cost £20 and are available from