THE COLIN COOPER MEMORIAL CONCERT
Climax Blues Band would like to thank all those who took part in The Colin Cooper Memorial Concert, held at The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford on Thursday 16th April 2009.
The sell out concert conceived and promoted by Eric Furze of Guitar and Son, Stafford was a great success, raising funds and awareness for the fantastic work done by Macmillan nurses and also prostate cancer research.
Many thanks to the fans and friends who came from all over Europe to show their respect for the man and the music.
Special guests for the evening were:-
Roy Wood of ELO and Wizard, John “Rhino” Edwards and Jeff Rich of Status Quo, Steve Gibbons with John Caswell, John Cuffley (CBB), Steve Hayes of Nearly Dan, Dave McGarry, Chris Gumbley, Carl Hemmingsley and Ric Sandford, Neil Pennington who opened the show with an acoustic set and compare Des Parton.
Special thanks to the following people:-
Bullet Sound Co.: Dave Turner (F-O-H engineer), Steve Angel (Monitor engineer/system tech), Adrian Copestake (Stage Manager), Barry Mcparland, Brian Jones, Dave Haycock and Alex Buckland (Stage crew).
ESL (Essington Stage Lighting): Jeff Bowden (Lighting Director/Operator) and Phil Lightwood (Lighting Technician)
The Gatehouse Theatre: Suzanne Bradbury (Theatre House Manager), Gaz Damage (Security) and Ken Tsang (Drum tech)
The Stafford Newsletter: John McClean and The Express and Star for their help with promotion.
Photographers: Stuart F Steele and Laura Teitge
Copycats: Steve Mitchell, John Halsall and Lorraine Bolton for producing the merchandise and donating all proceeds to the charity.
Tapethat, CD manufacture: Robin Todd
The Swan Hotel, Stafford: Management and staff
Sean Redmond and Liam Redmond for their continued help and assistance.
A special thank you to Eric Furze who worked long and hard to make this event a great success.
Finally, George, Lester, Roy, Neil and Johnny would like to thank Colin’s family for their encouragement to fulfil Colin’s wish for the band to live on.