Paying tribute

Rockers in tune with Southland charity

LAUREN HAYES
Last updated 14:23 16/08/2013
Flowers for the Dead
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Flowers for the Dead members, from left, Ben Bootsma, Claire Fenner, Troy McKee and Dale Hodges gear up for the Tribute Show tonight.

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Rockers Jimi Hendrix and Joey Ramone will be brought back to life by Invercargill musicians tonight to raise money for charity.

Five bands will each perform the work of a different music legend at the Tribute Show, held at the Beach Bar in Tay St, to raise funds for Supporting Families Southland. The charity provides education, support and advocacy services to families of people affected by mental illness or drug and alcohol issues.

Concert organiser and performer Huia Te Momo said while it was nice to give back to the community, the show also offered southern musicians a chance to jam to some of their favourite songs together.

The event will feature musicians The Sallys, playing an acoustic Ramones set, Dan Monteath covering David Bowie, Flowers for the Dead playing songs by the White Stripes, Brontide performing Jimi Hendrix and Relentlessly Butchered covering Slayer. The five bands all offered a different flavour, and some had formed specifically for the concert, she said.

Flowers for the Dead vocalist Claire Fenner said the group had covered a few White Stripes songs at previous shows and decided to add a few more to their repertoire when they were asked to perform at the charity event.

The Tribute Show gets under way at the Beach Bar, Tay St, Invercargill from 8pm. Entry costs $5.

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