Ben Martyn of the band the Fallen Heroes (above- with BeE Ororo) has sent out a very touching email about a benefit gig he is organizing at the 100 Club tomorrow November 7th.
Dearest friends. As most of you know our good, good friend PAUL BONNER has been unwell for the past year and a bit. So to show him how much we care and how much both he & his music has meant to us over the years there is going to be a very special concert held for him……
‘CONCERT FOR PAUL’ at 100 Club, Oxford Street, London on SUNDAY 7TH NOVEMBER AT 7PM SHARP.
Tickets available from http://www.the100club.com/ or on the door in advance or on the night!
I cant’ stress enough how much it would mean for your attendance. Please, please go the extra mile on this one and come along. I can’t think of a better cause. The concert is two fold really.
1. To thank him for being such a special part of our lives. 2. To raise some money to help out as he hasn’t worked for a while now. Health depending, he will be there himself.
THERE WILL BE NO GUEST LIST AT ALL I’M AFRAID (except for Paul and Sharon). EVEN MYSELF, EMILE AND ALL MUSICIANS WILL BE PAYING THE £10 ENTRY FEE.
PLEASE FORWARD TO EVERYONE RELEVANT IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. DOESN’T MATTER IF THEY GET IT A FEW TIMES. IT’LL REMIND THEM. GO AHEAD, BOTHER THEM, IT’S WORTH IT!
The evening will start at 7pm sharp. The Fallen Heroes will be starting and finishing their weekly residency at The Blue Posts in Rupert Street an hour earlier that day from 3 – 6 pm so we can get to 100 Club on time. Feel free to join us there before if you want to really go for it. Free entry at Blue Posts. LINE-UP:
NEW ORLEANS ALL STAR BAND (Derick Winters, Dick Cook, Len Baldwin, Louis Lince, Mike Godwin, Dom Coles, Tom Kincaid) , T.J. JOHNSON & HIS BAND with Adrian Cox
THE SWELLS (tbc) with Simon Picton, Ralph & Rossy ,THE FALLEN HEROES (full band Emile, Ben, John, Jools, Henri and with extra special guests Tom Kincaid and Tony Rico)
GENES POOR BOYS (Emile Martyn, Ben Martyn, Finlay Milne, Alan Beechey, Graham Hughes, George Trombone, Jeff Williams (tbc), James Evans, Adrian Cox….. and just possibly Paul Bonner)
Everybody is welcome and wanted to join us on the final set with the brass band so please bring your horn
ONCE AGAIN PLEASE PASS ON TO EVERYONE. FACEBOOK IT,TWITTER ABOUT IT, EMAIL PEOPLE, PHONE PEOPLE….WHAT EVER IT TAKES. BUT DON’T TELL PAUL.
We have learnt that Paul Bonner died peacefully on Monday January 10th. Our sympathies to family, friends and colleagues.
This afternoon (Sunday) the Fallen Heroes Will be playing in tribute to Paul Bonner from 4pm at The Blue Posts on RUPERT STREET. All previous members of the band and musical friends are welcome to play.Do come along :O)
I have just belatedly heard today that Paul has passed away. My heartfelt condolences to his friends and family. I had the pleasure of knowing Paul and worked with him on a music video I produced for Fallen Heroes. Funny,talented and immensely likable, Paul will be missed. KK
God bless and rip old friend. Fond memories from years ago. Love Lee kabza x
Miss you still Bonner