Charity rockers in free Harborough gig

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Rockers Mr Plow are playing a free gig in Harborough this weekend to raise money for a good cause.

Mr Plow, a UK Americana songwriter known for tales about the darker side of life, is playing a free gig at Joules Yard, off High Street, from midday on Sunday.

He and his Leicester-based four-piece band are aiming to help the less fortunate with a charity single that tells uncomfortable truths about the festive season.

Mr Plow said: “Our new record, The Greatest Christmas Ever Seen, reminds how financial frustrations can spill over during the Christmas period.

“Fictitious couple Sally and Steve travel down this sad, yet well-worn path and face the sad consequences.”

All profits from the release of the new record, available now on PinkBox records, will be donated to Refuge, a charity that supports victims of domestic violence in the UK.

Since their first release in 2008, Mr Plow and his band – guitarist Sergeant Thorley, drummer Chrusher White and bassist Flameboy – have gained good reviews for their records and live shows, with The Sunday Times proclaiming him as “Leicestershire’s own Man in Black”.

They have recorded in session for BBC Radio 2 and have been cited among the best in UK Americana.

For the recording of The Greatest Christmas Ever Seen, the band were joined on guest vocals by Gabi Monk from award-winning UK country act The Good Intentions.

On the flipside is a gentle version of Away In A Manger, featuring Leicester soul diva Sarah Bird on guest vocals.

It is available on download and limited edition seven-inch white vinyl.