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Backbeat for charity gig

BY day he can be found tapping away at a keyboard but Stafford And Rural Homes worker Peter Sherriff is more likely to be found behind a drum kit in his own time.

Peter, and his band The Mercy, are soon to play a charity gig to raise money for St Giles Hospice, near Lichfield, playing a variety of covers from The Beatles to Oasis.

A first class Simon and Garfunkel tribute act, Bookends, will be the support act and the evening will be compered by Alan Price.

They will be appearing before a sell-out audience of 300 people at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms on 6 April.

Peter works as an asset data officer – identifying homes most in need of refurbishment from SARH’s 5,700 properties – at the Rurals, in Stafford.

He has been playing the drums for 35 years and has been with The Mercy for 18 months.

Said Peter: “We are delighted to be hosting this gig in aid of St Giles Hospice as it is a charity that is close to our hearts.

“It has been quite an undertaking to organise because of the hire costs for such a big venue, but it has paid off and all advance tickets have been sold. 

“We are really looking forward to a great night. There is something in our set for everyone,” added Peter, “We appeal to most tastes and ensure that everyone has great time.”

For more information you can visit the band’s website at

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