Rockers reunite at Vivaz gig

Kevin Allen and Daughter Jodie prepare for a charity gig after the success of Jodies double transplant .Picture Richard Ponter 123604
Kevin Allen and Daughter Jodie prepare for a charity gig after the success of Jodies double transplant .Picture Richard Ponter 123604

Two musicians are set to be reunited for the first time in 34 years on a Scarborough stage at a fundraising gig this weekend.

Bassist Kevin Allen has organised The Unruly Alliance at Vivaz on Saturday as a thank you after his daughter Jodie underwent a successful double organ transplant in June.

It will feature his former 1970s bandmates including Garry Lewis from The Stukas as well as musicians from Blast Furnace and the Heatwaves.

Garry said it was the first time in 27 years of marriage that he’d participated in a “lad’s away from home shindig”.

He added: “Playing with Kev and the Heatwave boys should be loads of fun. .”

They are expecting to be joined on stage by guitarist Mike Jones, who was with Kevin and Garry in The Teenage Rebels.

He added: “We were told by Bernie Rhodes when playing at The Pied Bull, Islington about a hot new group that would make us redundant - The Sex Pistols.”

Kevin said everything was now in place for the reunion.

He added: “It’s really getting a buzz and everybody is looking forward to it.”

The evening promises other faces from the pub rock, punk and blues scene of the late 70s.

Everyone is playing for free and all funds raised will be donated to the The Freeman Heart and Lung Transplant Association which helped during Jodie’s stay at the specialist Newcastle hospital.

Equipment has been supplied free by Phil Booth of Guitar Galleries in Bar Street where tickets are available.