A CHARITY music night will be held in memory of much-loved Lickey End musician Rhett Butler who died of pancreatic cancer two years ago at the age of 38.
The Music for Rhett night at 7.30pm on November 15 at Lickey End Social Club will see The After Dark Band and friends taking to the stage.
Rhett Butler used to teach music at Redditch’s Arrow Vale School and played alongside close friend Nigel Clark from the band Dodgy on a number of occasions.
He was well known on the local music scene and played his last gig in the summer of 2011.
The music night for Rhett has been organised by Carl Anslow who is a guitarist with The After Dark Band.
He said he first got to know Rhett when he was playing the clubs and it was him who got Carl into performing.
“Whenever he saw someone who he knew could sing or play an instrument, he would always make sure they got them up on stage.
“He was such a fantastic person – a real inspiration,” he added.
Carl said it was important to raise funds for the pancreatic cancer charity as research into that particular form of cancer was not as well-funded and, consequently, survival rates had not improved in ten years.
And he said if Music for Rhett went well, it could become an annual event.
Tickets, at £5 each, are available by calling Carl Anslow on 07554 991719 or from Redditch Music School. Evesham Road.