Fundraisers for lifeboat weekend

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VARIOUS events will raise money for the RNLI this week, to mark the annual lifeboat weekend.

A band called Big Me, left, will play outside the lifeboathouse, Flipside Rock ‘n’ Roll are dancing at the Conservative Club and Ian & Bob will have a raffle at their gig at the Alma tomorrow.

Big Me are a fivepiece fronted by a rapper and covering Eminem, Jessie J, Kings of Leon, James Brown, etc.

They are Wayne Dowkes-White from Scarborough, Darren Armitage and Chris Wardle from Bridlington and Fred Ashbolt and Paul Hollingsworth from Lincolnshire.

Darren, Chris and Wayne are former members of the band Word in Edgeways, who played around the country for 15 years.

They reformed as Big Me three years ago, after performing at a party for friends, and began to get more and more bookings. Fred was recruited to play drums two years ago. Paul – aka rapper Pizzle – was the last to join the band.

Their lifeboat gig is on Saturday.

Flipside’s dance, on Saturday, will feature guest DJ DA Keith, playing songs from the 50s and 60s. It is due to start at 7pm.