Music trio to put on classic gig for charity in Greenfield

By Andrew Simpson

THREE-PIECE band ‘Just Good Friends’ are ready to show that you are never too old to ‘do your thing’ when they perform at Boarshurst Band Club in Greenfield in April.

With the youngest member of the band being 60 years old you would think they have been a band for decades rather than a just year.

The band took to the stage for their first gig only last April but now will perform another charity fundraiser on Saturday, April 11, with all proceeds going to the Oldham branch of The Parkinson’s Disease Society.

TRIO: Just Good Friends are looking forward to the fundraiser
TRIO: Just Good Friends are looking forward to the fundraiser

Guitarist Keith Thompson, 71, decided to learn guitar when he retired at 65 to fulfill a lifelong ambition of being in a band.

He recruited lead singer Cath Horsfall, 60, and fellow guitarist Jack Fitton, 75, and together they play sweet music around the community with a passion for what they are doing.

Keith said: “Hopefully people will turn up and help us make a decent amount of money for a great charity.

“We hope to give people a great night with good music in a relaxed atmosphere. To get a full house would be absolutely brilliant.”

Altogether since their first gig in April last year, the band has raised £700 for charity and is hoping to raise around £200 at this event.

The band covers classic music from legendary artists including Lorrie Morgan, Lee Ann Womack, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash.

The charity gig will take place on Saturday, April 11 at Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge lane, Greenfield, starting at 8.15pm. Door admission is £3.

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