Friday, June 03, 2005

SAHB GIG FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS Jun 3 2005 Sensational Alex Harvey Band

SAHB GIG FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS Jun 3 2005

ROCK legends the Sensational Alex Harvey Band are to play a fund-raising show for tsunami victims in Glasgow next week.

Chris Langley - a close pal of SAHB tour boss Jimmy Smith - committed suicide soon after the disaster when he realised many of his friends and relations had been killed.

So when actor David Hayman's Spirit Aid charity asked them to stage a concert to aid Sri Lankan victims of last December's catastrophe, they put everything on hold.

The award-winning Scots band even cancelled production sessions on their upcoming live album.

And 90 per cent of funds from their Cash In Hand show at Oran Mor on June 6 will go to those who need it most Jimmy said: 'Chris was my best mate and the godfather of my son.

'We were very close, but both being tour managers we were often at opposite ends of the world from each other.

'I had a great night out with him when he visited Glasgow in November, just before SAHB set off on their sellout UK tour.

'When we came home, the tsunami hit - and soon after that I was told Chris had taken his own life.'

The fundraiser also stars the Rev D Wayne Love from Alabama 3 and Stevie Roberts from the UK Subs.

SAHB guitarist Zal Cleminson said: 'Playing in Glasgow is always a highly charged event for us - this time even more so

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