Gig for knife crime charity

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SINGER Alan Allsop has organised a gig in Mansfield to raise awareness about the use of knives – and is hoping to record a track to raise funds for a knife crime charity.

Alan, who is a member of the Sutton-based group A Multitude of Sins, yesterday announced that the Rock Against Knife Crime gig would be held at Ye Old Ramme Inn on Church Street on 27th February.

Headlining at the event will be 1970s rock band The Lurkers, and they will be joined by A Multitude of Sin along with First Wave and Dirtbox Disco.

He said: “If everybody is carrying knives for protection, there is a possibility that they could use that. I want to try and stamp it out as much as possible.”

Now Alan is appealing for any bands to come forward and perform a track which he has penned, with the proceeds going to the Damilola Taylor Trust.

He added: “It doesn’t matter what sort of music genre – rap, punk, disco. With the song I have done you can integrate any kind of style.”

Youngster Damilola Taylor died after being stabbed in Peckham in London in 2000.

l The event starts at 7pm and tickets are £5 on the door. To get involved in the recording contact Alan on 07817806350 or email