Thursday, 15 November 2018

Bonzo Dog tops DJ Mike Read’s music night at the Kenton

DJ Mike Read is hosting a musical evening at the Kenton Theatre to raise money for two local charities.

DJ Mike Read is hosting a musical evening at the Kenton Theatre to raise money for two local charities.

The BBC Radio Berkshire presenter, who lives in Henley, has put together an electic programme with The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band All Stars top of the bill.

Mike Read’s Anything Can Happen Night on Sunday, October 13 will also feature Mike Hurst, one of the original members of The Springfields and now a record producer, Luke Upton, a young singer from Basingstoke who reached the finals of Open Mic UK and the early stages of the X Factor and songwriter Barry Mason, whose songs have been recorded by many well-known artists, including Tom Jones, Rod Stewart and Barbra Streisand.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Kenton for Keeps campaign and the Chiltern Centre for disabled children.

Ed Simons, chairman of the Kenton Theatre trustees, said: “The Kenton is delighted to host this great evening of entertainment. Mike is a wonderful supporter of the theatre, and the proceeds of the evening will help us to continue to present the very best of theatrical performance.”

Emma Lerche-Thomsen, fundraiser for the Chiltern Centre, said: “I’d like to thank Mike and Ed for supporting this evening with such enthusiasm. It’s a great start to our 10thth anniversary celebrations, and monies raised will help us to continue to provide vital care for local disabled children and their families.”

Mike Read has been voted National Broadcaster of the Year 10 times, and is the only person to have presented the breakfast show on three national radio stations. He has worked on Radio One, Capital Gold, Classic FM and Jazz FM among others. He is also a successful TV presenter, songwriter, author and poet.

For tickets visit www.kentontheatre.co.uk, or call (01491) 575698.

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