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Jilah Sings for Karen & Marie Curie Cancer Care
February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16TH …. 7.30-11.30
MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE FUNDRAISER IN MEMORY OF MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND KAREN…
LIVE MUSIC: AUCTION OF SONGS & BOARD GAMES!
Marie Curie fund raiser Games Night with live music from collective of musical friends for “Jilah Sings …” in memory and celebration of the life of my dearest friend Karen! I will be singing with what started with piano accompaniment from The Rascal’s Keyboard Player Wez Emery, to a rapidly forming 5 piece band with long time musical compadre Frederick Wisdom, Steve Harrison from The Rumour Mill on Drums and soon due to be confirmed one way or another a mystery guest on Bass! a mixture of Jazz, Blues, Soul, RnB .. (Etta James, Sade, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Tina Turner (early Blues numbers), Billie Holiday, Diana Ross, Ray Charles and more! …. you get the picture!)
Some of you may know … and some of you may not .. that in my previous life before being a Mum and Mrs Butterfly House 🤣that I worked as a musician and singer. I had already planned to do a “Jilah Sings” event on Feb 16th as part of our Games Night, but now this event has just taken on a whole new meaning for me as I found out just now that a very dear friend of mine since the age of 11, who died of Cancer last year, would have been having her 50th birthday on the 16th Feb. I also found out that her favorite flowers were daffodils and that as soon as they were out she filled the house with them. I have therefore decided to dedicate my first Solo Gig for my dearest friend Karen Spafford (was Schofield) and to make it a fund raiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care due to the Daffodil being the symbol of this particular charity. Karen was also a singer, who sang with a Manchester Community Choir … I am sure she will be singing away with me on the night! so … it all fits together … This will be the most important gig of my life to date now thanks to Karen!
I will be holding bids for money to be raised with each song that is on my set list! An auction of songs!!! …. It’s going to be fun!!!! I cannot wait!!!!
The photo of the Daffodils is the photo her daughter posted on facebook just now telling us that they were her Mum’s favorite flowers, which is what sparked this whole idea off in the first place..