30 April 2012

The Straits to play Charity Fundraising Show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

The Straits

The Straits to play Charity Fundraising Show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Thursday 21st June 2012 – 7pm
Tickets £25.00 - £250.00 adv + STBF
Available from and 0844 477 2000

Monday 30th April 2012; Fresh from their successful European tour, which included sold out shows in Lisbon and Paris, The Straits are pleased to announce a Charity fundraising show at legendary West London venue, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. This one-off event on Thursday 21st June will raise awareness for the Sarah Greene Breakthrough Tribute Fund – part of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Appeal with all profits donated to the charity.

The Sarah Greene Breakthrough Tribute Fund was established in 2008, in memory of Sarah who sadly lost her courageous battle with breast cancer in 2006. The fund is raising monies towards further research into the aggressive ‘Triple Negative’ breast cancer suffered by Sarah, which desperately requires newer forms of treatment, and endeavours to find a suitable drug to fight this particular type of cancer.

The Straits are comprised of former Dire Straits members and give fans the chance to experience the band’s music live, performing classic hits; including Sultans of Swing, Romeo And Juliet, Tunnel Of Love, Private Investigations, Money For Nothing, Walk Of Life, and Brothers In Arms.

“Sadly it seems that very few families remain untouched by cancer in some form or other these days, my own included. We are very grateful to have been given the opportunity to play this concert and support the work of the Sarah Greene charity to combat Triple Negative breast cancer. Sarah was a good personal friend and a great mum. I hope we can have a fantastic evening in honour of her memory. That is what she would want." Chris White, The Straits

This very special evening not only gives all who attend the chance to witness a fantastic live band, but at the same time, the opportunity to make a real difference to someone’s life. It promises to be a wonderful event for a really great cause.

For more information on The Sarah Greene Breakthrough Tribute Fund:

The Straits are: Alan Clark (keyboards) and Chris White (sax, vocals), plus world-class musicians Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty’s drummer), Terence Reis (lead vocals, guitar), Mike Feat (bass), Adam Phillips (guitar) and Jamie Squire (keyboards, vocals).
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