Return of Shipley rock night

Shipley working mens club H Stock. Organiser Andy Whitt with members of the band Shywolf Phil Toone and Darren Travis.
Shipley working mens club H Stock. Organiser Andy Whitt with members of the band Shywolf Phil Toone and Darren Travis.

A rip-roaring evening of rock music is set to return to Shipley Working Men’s Club on Saturday, November 23, with the seventh H-Stock.

Marlpool man Andy Whitt launched the popular show in 2007 in aid of the Parents Association for Seriously Ill Children (PASIC) .

He wanted to give thanks to the charity for the support it gave him and wife Wendy while their daughter Molly recovered from a kidney tumour. H-Stock has since raised more than £12,000 for the cause - which provides help to children with cancer.

Teacher Andy, 48, said: “We all like music around my area – I just thought it would be great to get some good local bands together to raise some money for them - there’s some serious talent around these parts too!”

The night of music is set to include Ritchie Blount, Annabel Guilor, rockers NG26, Blood Orange, talented-teens Para Site, Red Nation, Stride and headliners The Filthy Rich. Tickets cost £5 and can be bought from Shipley Working Men’s Club, or Andy himself on 01332 347378.

One of The night highlights will see 80s trio Shywolf return to the stage after 28 years in the wilderness. The cult rockers fronted by Marlpool guitarist Phil Toone appeared on the Old Grey Whistle Test before splitting in 1985.