Performers pull together for benefit concert

Musician Tony Del lost his leg from complications from a spider bite

A benefit concert for Tony Del is being held on March 25 at the Clarke Theatre.

A benefit concert for Tony Del is being held on March 25 at the Clarke Theatre.

Performers from across the Lower Mainland will be putting on a benefit show at the Clarke Theatre on March 25 for a colleague who has lost a limb.

Tony Del, who plays with Mission’s Ken McCoy Band lost his leg in October due to ongoing complications from a spider bite.

“He lived with it for seven years before he lost his led,” said McCoy, event organizer, who has played with Del for more than 16 years.

To help his fellow musician with the new challenges he’ll be facing, Jerry Doucette, Jim Byrnes, Dave Martone, One More Girl, Ken McCoy Band, The Ray Roper Project, Simon Jarrett, The Lying Bastards, Angela Harris, and a few others will be putting on a concert in his honour.

Another beneficiary of the fundraising show will be the War Amps of Canada.

Silent auction items at the event include four Cloverdale Rodeo passes and beat the line passes for the rodeo and Longhorn Saloon. There will also be an oil-skin, long rider jacket and an acoustic guitar signed by the artists performing.

Tickets to the show are $20 each and available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/343766 or by calling 604-820-3961.