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Wickhambrook based musician releases a charity single to help the homeless




A composer and musician from Wickhambrook, who last April released a charity song with one of his bands that raised money for health workers and their families, has teamed up with a new band to release another charity song.

Simon Webb’s song, In Another World, performed by the Powwow Rock Orchestra, raised £3,000 after being released to support health care staff working to combat Covid-19.

Now, Simon and another band he is part of, The Spiderhawks, have released a single to raise funds for the homeless.

A Covid-19 lockdown style collage photo of the members of The Spiderhawks. Simon Webb is top centre.
A Covid-19 lockdown style collage photo of the members of The Spiderhawks. Simon Webb is top centre.

Simon said: “Covid is causing huge suffering right now, but being homeless while the pandemic is raging is a special kind of awful.

“If you live on the street there’s often no shelter and, if you catch the virus, there may be no friends and family riding to the rescue.”

The new appeal has so far raised over £2,200, and is, explained Simon, based around a song called Holy Joe, a video, and a JustGiving page

The Spiderhawks comprises Robert Hart on vocals, Simon Webb (keyboards), Jay Stapley (guitars), John Gordon (bass), John Trotter (drums), Al Stewart (sax), Pete Jagger (blues harp), and Lynda Hayes and Steve Stapley on backing vocals.

The experienced line up has played on songs by the likes of Robbie Williams, Peter Green, Meatloaf, George Michael, Manfred Mann, Roger Waters, Mike Oldfield and Tom Robinson.

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