Go wild in aid of Lincs Ark with music party

London-based blues singer Robert Hokum will be performing at the Party in the Ark on Sunday with other live ands Copyright and Cuttin' Loose. NA
London-based blues singer Robert Hokum will be performing at the Party in the Ark on Sunday with other live ands Copyright and Cuttin' Loose. NA

A MUSIC festival will be taking place in Kirton End on Sunday with performances from a London-based blues band and two local bands.

Abi’s Hotel for Cats, on Donington Road, in the village, will be hosting the Party in the Ark in aid of Lincs Ark Animal Welfare.

The event, running from noon-7pm, will include live music from the Robert Hokum Blues Band, Copyright and Cuttin’ Loose and will be compèred by South Holland Radio DJ Bob Booth.

There will also be a bar, hog roast, barbecue, craft stalls, a tombola and bouncy castle.

Headliner Robert Hokum was born in Ealing, West London, birthplace of British Blues and Rock where the Rolling Stones were formed and artists such as Eric Clapton, The Who and Rod Stewart started their careers.

Growing up in this scene, by the time he was 17, Robert had seen live gigs by blues and jazz artists including Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and Jimi Hendriz who all influenced him.

During the 1970s he played with a variety of jazz and cover bands until 1985 when he saw BB King and was inspired to front his own blues band, forming Robert Hokum and The Guv’nors in 1987.

Since then he has hosted and closed the Ealing Blues Festival and headlined many other blues festivals including overseas.

He has even played to audiences as diverse as prison inmates to members of royalty.

He has made 11 albums and has appeared on TV and radio.

He will be backed at the Party in the Ark by Nigel Appleton on drums and vocals and Steve King on bass.

Five-piece band Copyright perform songs by Green Day, U2, and The Stereophonics with a twist of classic ‘80s music.

Their line up is singer Nok, lead guitarist Gaz, drummer Adi, bassist Tony and guitarist Tom.

Cuttin’ Loose are a three-piece pop, rock and boogie band.

They consist of guitarist and vocalist Pete Warsop, bassist Mark Delaine Smith and drummer Baz Warsop.

Entry is £3 adult, £1.50 children and OAPs and children under eight go free.

All proceeds will go to Lincs Ark Animal Welfare which cares for forgotten, abandoned and neglected pets.

l Details: www.lincsark.co.uk.