On Saturday 28th February Salcombe’s ‘Island Street Bar & Grill’ played host to one of the region’s most hard-working troubadours Gaz Brookfield, for a musical gig in aid of Salcombe RNLI. The event was very well attended, raising over £350 for the charity.
Brookfield was joined on stage by fiddle player Ben Wain, with support from Chris Webb and local favourite Alex K’s! The event was supported by Salcombe based holiday lettings agency Coast & Country Cottages, who have two team members that proudly volunteer for the Salcombe RNLI.
Coast & Country Cottages Assistant Operations Manager Donna Collins, who is an enthusiastic member of the shore crew said: ‘The event was a fantastic way of raising awareness and funds for this vital organisation. The RNLI is a registered charity and relies on voluntary contributions for its income. We are delighted that the Gaz Brookfield gig was such a successful fundraiser’.
The charismatic singer-songwriter Brookfield, who has his roots in Swindon before moving to Bristol in recent years, is well known for his incredible work ethic, performing over 200 gigs a year, as well as for his brutally honest and, very often, hilarious storytelling. Having received rave reviews for his third solo album ‘In the Company of Thieves’ at the end of 2013 he is now embarking on another extensive UK tour ahead of his next album launch (‘True and Fast’) in June this year.
His sing-along acoustic anthems have justifiably earned him a series of high-profile support slots for established artists such as The Levellers, Frank Turner, Pete Doherty and Newton Faulkner, as well as numerous festival appearances in recent years (including 3 shows at Glastonbury 2013).
For more information about Gaz Brookfield visit www.gazbrookfield.com
For more information about Salcombe RNLI visit www.salcombelifeboat.co.uk
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Luke Culkin, Island Street Bar and Grill, Donna Collins, Assistant Operations Manager at Coast & Country Cottages and Simon Evans, Lifeboat Operations Manager.