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The HashTags, Chris Cave and Rob Iliffe, are hosting a charity music night at Harborough Rugby Club

The HashTags, Chris Cave and Rob Iliffe, are hosting a charity music night at Harborough Rugby Club

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Five top acoustic acts are teaming up for a musical charity night at Harborough Rugby Club on Saturday, April 15.

The HashTags, Aimee Cliff, Illy Conroy, James Cull and James Condon will all be performing at the event, which is raising money for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

Chris Cave, a member of the acoustic duo The HashTags, said the band had been performing in and around Harborough for about two years and have met the other artists in that time.

He added: “The acts are all from Leicestershire and we have performed with them all at various stages in our two year career.

“We could not ask for a better group of people or musicians.”

Chris added: “The HashTags, which is myself and Rob Iliffe, have played all around Harborough since we got together.

“The evening will be mostly acoustic covers, although everyone who is playing has written original material as well.

“I know some people think acoustic music might be a bit boring – but not the way we play it, we get everyone dancing and singing along.”

Chris said that if more than 150 people attend, the rugby club has agreed to waive its hire fee.

He added: “We’ve done gigs to support Cancer Research UK and other charities in the past but we thought we would support someone different this time around.

“I live in Harborough and I’ve seen the air ambulance landing in the town and I think what they do is really important. You never know when you might need them.

“They don’t get any Government funding and they fly on about 2,000 missions every year in the Midlands alone.”

Tickets for the gig cost £7.50, and included in the entry fee is a hot pork roll.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact hashtagsgroup@gmail.com.

For more information about the HashTags, visit www.facebook.com/hashtagsgroup.

The band’s Facebook page also includes links to some of the other artists who will be performing at the evening.

For more information about the air ambulance, visit theairambulanceservice.org.uk.