It’ll be just fan-ska-tastic!

On the bill: Owter Zeds
On the bill: Owter Zeds

There’s a fan-ska-tastic musical double bill in store at a Calderdale Flood Relief Fund gig at Wadsworth Community Centre on March 12 (7.30pm).

Owter Zeds and Pepperjam need no introduction to Calder Valley folk.

Owter Zeds, over 30 years in the maturing and still improving, play their own style of ska-reggae and rock, sticking exclusively to their own compositions. Pepperjam, an equally original band playing a roots-ska-soul mix, also have an uncompromising dedication to doing their own thing.

Both bands are giving their services free and this is your chance to contribute to the fund at a unique opportunity to see these two local titans on the same stage. “There will be a collection, a raffle, there will be food, real ale and a cracking atmosphere.

“This is likely to be a sell-out so get your tickets early,” say the organisers.

For tickets, at £5 each, contact Derek on 07890 205980 or Kate on 07917 793192.

Pepperjam recently starred at the Floddy Marvellous Concert at Todmorden Unitarian Church, where a packed and warm church - thanks to some kind sponsors who paid for the heating - saw the band and Edwina Hayes, Acoustic Durbervilles, and Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Bandall gave their services for free, raising more than £3,000 for the CFFC flood fund.

The organisers thanked the audience, volunteers on the night, Bridestones for beer, Jack’s House pub for the food, local businesses and individuals for the raffle prizes, the church for a great venue and Morrisons for lots of cake!

One audience member said “It was a lovely, lovely evening watching the dancing and big smiles on faces that I’d seen so anxious during that first week of flooding... thank you.”