Plus band Buster Shuffle record song to highlight threatened venue's plight
Ronnie Wood could be set to join forces with his predecessor in The Rolling Stones for a one-off gig to help London‘s 100 Club which is threatened with closure.
Wood and Mick Taylor, who was in the band from 1969 to 1974, are rumoured to be teaming up with guitarist Stephen Dale Petit for a performance at the venue on Oxford Street on December 1.
“The first gig I went to in the UK was Alexis Korner at The 100 Club,” said Petit. “There is no other venue like it on earth – when you walk downstairs it’s like entering a magic portal. I always feel honoured to perform there, and this show is going to be extra special.”
Organisers of the gig are expected to confirm the line up in the coming days. For more information go to Stephendalepetit.com.
Meanwhile London ska band Buster Shuffle, who are set to stage a gig at the venue on November 3, have recorded a song and video to raise funds for the venue.
“The video and track is intended to be a viral that will spread the message, we cannot let The 100 Club go without a fight,” said frontman Jet Baker. For more information go Bustershuffle.co.uk. Watch the video below.
Meanwhile the campaign to save the venue, which could close due to spiralling debts this Christmas, has gained over 15,000 members since long-time fans of the central London venue Tony Morrison and Jim Piddington set up Savethe100club.co.uk last month, and a Facebook page membership was also launched.
See Savethe100club.co.uk for more.