Because in just 48 hours from now - that's Wednesday 28 December - the gig of the year will be getting underway at the magnificent Kiwi's Brew Bar in Portrush.
The Fix are reforming after 25 years. And it's all in the name of charity with Alzheimer's Research UK the chosen beneficiary
For so many of us who grew up on the Causeway Coast in the late 1980s and early 1990s, The Fix will be forever remembered with great affection for their live performances in the White Pheasant, Deerstalker and Barn sections of the legendary Kelly's Portrush.
That's me slap bang in the middle of shot - taken circa 1989 - with my mouth hanging open. What a stunner.
And now a shared desire to raise much-needed funding to tackle has persuaded original frontman Jonny Lennox and bassist Paul Beattie to come back together after 25 years to play on Wednesday night. They will be joined by new boy
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Raffle tickets can be bought in person at Kiwi’s Brew Bar and Troggs.
Alternatively, you can log on to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Alzheimer-raffle-Portrush and, for every £5 donated, a raffle ticket number will be allocated.
Jonny Lennox, lead vocalist and guitarist with the Fix, said: Alzheimer's Research UK rand new 5/3 wetsuit from Troggs, Portrush "We’re delighted by the response since the gig was announced. More than £1,500 has already been raised from the raffle and we’re very grateful to the businesses who have been so kind in providing prizes. We have set ourselves a target of £2,500 and I’m very hopeful that we’re get there.
Alzheimer's Research UK, Kris Charteris, owner of Kiwi’s Brew Bar, said: "Jonny has always been a great supporter of mine and it is a pleasure to do my bit to help The Fix raise what I hope will be a heap of cash for Alzheimer's Research UK. Portrush is where the band made its name and it’s appropriate that they will be rekindling the old magic right in the heart of the town."
One of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s most prominent supporters is award-winning Coleraine actor James Nesbitt whose mother passed away with Alzheimer’s disease in 2012 after what he calls ‘the longest goodbye’. The Cold Feet star spoke at the Alzheimer’s Research UK 2013 Network Conference where he made a powerful call for greater investment in dementia research.
annah Reynolds, Community and Sporting Officer at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: It is fantastic news that £1,500 has already been raised before the event has taken place. Supporters like The Fix h