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The Ollie G Big Top Ball, Whithorn Farm, Surrey, UK

Gary Brooker and Band raising more money 14 June 2008


The Ollie G Big Top Ball was a fund raising event for The Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases, a voluntary support group founded in 1982, representing over 1,200 children and adults throughout the UK who suffer from mucopolysaccharide and related lysosomal storage diseases. Music at this charity spectacular, which raised 196,464, was provided by Gary Brooker and friends: Graham Broad on drums, Dave Bronze on bass, second guitar Murray Gould, saxes Frank Mead and Nick Pentalow, vocalists Tara McDonald and Tracey Graham, with guest vocalist Nikki Lambourne, Andy Fairweather Low guest vocal and guitar, and Eric Clapton as another guest guitarist. The sum raised will go direct to the MPS Society: 40% for research, 40% to take sufferers and thir families to Florida  for a medical conference and Disneyland visit, and 20% for help in their daily lives.

Gary Brooker MBE, piano and vocal

Nikki Lamborn, guest vocalist from from Never the Bride

Andy Fairweather Low

Eric Clapton, lead guitar

Dave Bronze, bass guitar

GB leads the audience-participation

The girl singers

Andy again

Gary with keyboards and band

Tara McDonald ... blonde last time we saw her with the Brooker band


Gary Brooker's page at BtP | No Stiletto Shoes' 2007 charity gigs here and here | More from the same occasion


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