Mansfield band hoping for success with charity album

Mansfield band The Wedge have produced a CD and are raising money for Parkinsons.  Pictured from left is vocalist Zoe Straw, drummer and vocalist Charissa May Borroff, guitarist Paul Cresswell, bassist Dave Randall and keyboard player David Grinyer.
Mansfield band The Wedge have produced a CD and are raising money for Parkinsons. Pictured from left is vocalist Zoe Straw, drummer and vocalist Charissa May Borroff, guitarist Paul Cresswell, bassist Dave Randall and keyboard player David Grinyer.
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A ROCK band from Mansfield who suffer from disabilities have recorded an album to raise funds for charity.

Bass guitar player Dave Randall (43) was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a couple of years ago so his band ‘The Wedge’ are donating proceeds from album sales to the charity which funds research into the condition.

The five-piece group got together at the Rokerfield Day Centre, which has now been replaced by The Mansfield Day Centre in Rainworth, and perform there every Tuesday between 1pm and 4pm.

The seven-track ‘retro’ album titled ‘Rhyme or Reason’ was recorded at the Old Mansfield Library.

An initial 50 copies were produced but Dave is hoping they will need to get plenty more done.

He said: “Everyone in the band suffers from a disability and we are raising money for others who are disabled.

“Parkinson’s is a disease which doesn’t get a much publicity as other conditions but it affects so many people, young and old. Parkinson’s UK are carrying out research into the condition all the time to find a cure.

“I had it for a while without even realising it.”

Other band members include Paul Cresswell on lead guitar, drummer Charissa Borroff, David Grinyer on keyboards and vocalist Zoe Straw.

Dave added: “We’ve had regular member now for the last couple of years. About 30 copies have been sold so far but we want to sell as many as we can.”

To get hold of a copy of the album contact Dave on 01623 461063.