There’s a rockin’ new band in town called Tin Town, which will be the featured act at the next 1st Tuesday Fundraiser at the Mex Pub on July 5.
Proceeds from cash donations will support popular Comox Valley charity You Are Not Alone (YANA).
Paul Rodgers, Fuzz Morissette, Sperlin Jansz, Al Tymchuk, Andrew Gower, Alec Swan, and Charlie Chatwin are Tin Town, named after the community nicknamed Tin Town on Rosewall Crescent in Courtenay.
The band formed from a bet between Sperlin and his brother, which required Sperlin to sing at a public venue in exchange for a $1,000 charity donation.
The band was formed, and now hosts an open mic night at the Freakin’ Coffee Shop, known as The Freak Show. The group plays and eclectic set of originals and cover songs sure to grab your ear and your feet. Always a fun group to watch and hear, the members share a deep love for music and a particular contempt for footwear.
For those new to the Valley, YANA is a locally founded charity that provides financial assistance to families of the Comox Valley who need to access medical services for their children that are not available locally. They help to ease some of the stress during difficult times by helping families stay together with accommodation and travel costs.
Many local families have been helped through the organization’s fundraising, which relies on the generous support of local residents and businesses.
The evening starts at 7:30 with an opening set by hosts Judy and Bruce Wing, who initiated the monthly fundraising concert series with the help of their business sponsor the Mex Pub. Admission is by cash donation at the door, or a non-perishable food donation for the Comox Valley Food Bank Society.
For more information, visit www.judyandbruce.com.
— 1st Tuesday Fundraisers