WHAT do you get when you combine one of the finest male voice choirs in the county, the talent of someone who recently supported Fairport Convention on tour and the latest male community singing group from Ilkley, and put them together on stage at The King’s Hall? ...

You get a true gala performance and an excellent evening of live singing.

And it’s all to raise money for a truly worthwhile cause.

Community singing group Sing Your Rocks Off are putting on this prestigious event in April and hope to raise significant funds to support spinal research.

The idea developed when Ged Faricy of ‘Sing Your Rocks Off’ and Robert Shelton from Beamsley, trustee of the national Spinal Research Charity, met two years ago.

Ged said: “When I first met Rob, who is paralysed from the chest downwards, I was so impressed by his positive attitude to life given his situation.

“When he stated, quite simply, that he will walk again, I was inquisitive to say the least.

“He then explained the outstanding research and development work carried out by the International Spinal Research Charity and his significant involvement with the organisation and I thought we might be able to help.”

The concert will feature the New Mill Male Voice ,Yorkshire folk singer and songwriter Roger Davies on his first and long overdue visit to The King’s Hall and

Sing Your Rocks Off . Started just three years ago this local men’s harmony singing group has grown from strength to strength with a repertoire of songs ranging from sea shanties to well known favourites often with exquisite harmonies.

Everyone who attends the concert is invited to attend the ‘Afterglow’ at Ilkley Rugby Club and join the choirs for social singing and general revelry directly after the show.

The concert is on Saturday April 14 starting at 7.15pm.

Tickets are available from Adrian Gallagher on 07821 657778 / 01943 816634, from any member of sing Your Rocks Off or from the Ilkley Tourist Office (£12). All profit goes to charity.