Pals and fellow musicians are rallying collectively following the most cancers prognosis and temporary battle of considered one of their very own in Vernon.
A profit jam will probably be held this Saturday to assist the household of bass participant Ken Martin.
Martin was solely identified with terminal most cancers on the finish of January, and handed over the weekend.
He had performed with native performer Marv Machura, whose band will host the profit on the Vernon Military, Navy, Air Pressure Membership.
“I did a present with him in December, and he was sturdy as an ox,” remembers Machura, who says Martin’s sickness progressed quickly.
“We had been doing the fundraiser already, now it is a memorial,” he says of his buddy.
Martin had performed with numerous bands within the space because the late Nineties.
Saturday’s occasion will go from 5 to 11 p.m.
Machura says musicians, and buddies will collect to lift funds for Martin’s household “and honour Ken’s years of contributions to the stay music scene within the Okanagan and past.”
Admission is by donation.
Many native performers will probably be becoming a member of in, together with The Diluted Mindz, Cadillac Jack and the Blue Tones, Ron Steward, and others.
Martin began within the music enterprise as a younger man in Vancouver. He has been a fixture of the native scene, enjoying in bands akin to Wheelhouse and working open jams such because the Longhorn Open Stage for years with Rick Zipp.
Machura says Martin was often called a “hardworking light big whose bass guitar would fill any room with heat, regular tones that had been uniquely his personal. His presence within the native music scene will probably be vastly missed.”
Donations will be made through e-transfer to [email protected].