The Bridge music festival update

This was posted just moments ago on the event facebook page www.facebook.com/thebridgemusicfestival. Please have a read of all of this, Alex is an incredible man with incredible determination.

From Tara at the Daily Echo….

HE has lost his last remaining limb and is now a quadruple amputee.

But nothing will stop Alex Lewis missing the party in his honour today.

As reported in the Daily Echo, the young dad couldn’t wait to wheel himself on stage of the fundraising music festival to thank those who have supported him since he became an amputee and lost part of his nose and lips when a common cold turned into a flesh-eating bug.

But further tragedy struck and he was dealt the devastating news medics had to amputate his remaining arm and he’d be in hospital for six weeks.

However, a man true to his word, he will tonight attend The Bridge Music Festival in Stockbridge to speak on stage as planned.

The 34-year-old has managed to persuade nurses to let him out of hospital so he can personally thank everyone.

But due to the fact Alex only underwent the operation on Thursday, he is only allowed out for just two hours because he must be connected to a machine which drains fluids from his recovering body.

His best friend and carer Chris Bagley will therefore drive him to Stockbridge Recreation Ground where he will have to be plugged into a power supply for the medical equipment to work.

The Bridge Music Festival will raise money for the Al Lewis Trust, to help his family with his rehabilitation and volunteers are even more determined to make it a night to remember.

Organiser Sheriden Sleap said: “Testament to Alex’s determination, the party will go on.

“People have been saying they want to help Alex but are unsure how. The best way they can do this is to buy a ticket and come along for the party so Alex can see how much everyone cares.”

How to get tickets

Today’s family friendly event kicks off with Stockbridge Community Fete from 1pm which features all the traditional stalls and activities including a bouncy castle and aircraft display.

Anyone is welcome to the fete until 5pm but tickets must be bought in advance for The Bridge Music Festival’s evening entertainment.

Alex is due to take to the stage at 8.45pm ahead of a spectacular fireworks finale and surprise last song.

For tickets go to http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-bridge-music-festival-tickets-12037138405?aff=eac2

For more information about the event go to thebridge.moonfruit.com

To donate to the Al Lewis Trust go to https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/diiy9/ab/2332U5

The Bridge music festival – Update

tralexlewistrust09With only a day to go we have some really sad news which makes the Bridge Music Festival event more poignant. If you were hesitant about coming, please, please share our page with as many people as you can and personally support this event and get your tickets now. We really want to make this a night to remember and make Alex proud.

A link to the story in the Daily Echo – http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11300172.Triple_amputee_Alex_Lewis_suffers_heartache/

Tickets are available from the Gardn Inn, Three Cups Inn, The Greyhound on the Test and also through the website http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-bridge-music-festival-tickets-12037138405

We hope to see you there.

The Bridge music festival – Break Cover

Appearing at “The Bridge” Music Festival, Stockbridge, June 28th 2014 – Break Cover

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Break Cover are a Salisbury Plain based covers band. Formed in 2012, Break Cover have played extensively around the Salisbury and South Wilts area and were voted Runners up in the 2013 Salisbury Music Awards for Best Covers band. We play classic rock and soul music from the 60s to the present day and also add our classic rock feel to more modern tracks to keep all audiences happy. We are a lively, energetic band renowned for our quality performances and our ability to keep the dance floor moving and that is our main focus – getting the audience to dance, sing-a-long and have a great time!
Break Cover are:
Louise Wakeham – Vocals & Backing Vocals, Craig Butler – Drums, Vocals & Backing Vocals, Ray Franklin – Bass & Backing Vocals, Terry Taylor – Guitars & Backing Vocals, Simon Dickenson – Guitars & Backing Vocals

The Bridge music festival – Off the Cuff

Appearing at “The Bridge” Music Festival, Stockbridge, June 28th 2014 – Off the Cuff

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Off The Cuff 2

Off the Cuff are a Salisbury based 5-piece covers band who play up-beat songs from many eras, with a funk, rock and feel good vibe. If you can’t dance to it, sing to it or swing a pint to it – they don’t do it! They comprise of Mel Wilson (Vocals), Grant Davies (Lead Guitar), Pete Cross (Rhythm Guitar), Andy Smart (Bass guitar) and Rich Perry (percussion). Formed late last year (with Pete joining this month!) they can be found regularly supporting Salisbury’s live music scene at Music For Fun, Sarum Live as well as various venues in and around the Salisbury area. They are proud to be supporting Alex Lewis Trust and Laverstock Football Club today. For more information and bookings see: https://www.facebook.com/offthecuffsalisbury

The Bridge music festival – The Cruisers

Appearing at “The Bridge” Music Festival, Stockbridge, June 28th 2014 – The Cruisers

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The Cruisers

The Cruisers have many years of professional experience and offer quality entertainment with great audience rapport. The band perform a polished show playing selected material for all age groups, chosen to ensure everyone enjoys the evening. From start to finish there is a good selection of fast and slow numbers with the final set getting into a real party mood. The Cruisers are a live music covers band, from 50′s to present day,Rock & Roll to The Sterophonics, The Beatles to Kaiser Chiefs, Steve Earle to Kings of Leon, Robert Johnson to Snow Patrol.

The Bridge music festival – Christina Matovu

Appearing at “The Bridge” Music Festival, Stockbridge, June 28th 2014 – Christina Matovu

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Christina Matovu

Chistina Matovu will be on stage early evening. Christina is an internationally reknowned singer with plenty of TV appearances and a performance at Glastonbury under her belt. This year though, she’s chosen to appear at The Bridge!

The Bridge music festival – Child of Imber

Appearing at “The Bridge” Music Festival, Stockbridge, June 28th 2014 – Child of Imber

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Child Of Imber

Child of Imber are an Alternative/Acoustic duo from Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. Inspired by Kate Bush, David Bowie, Judie Tzuke, KT Tunstall, Alisha Keys, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Paper Shades, London Grammar and Tiny Vipers. They are Rachel Sinnetta – Lead Vocals & Guitar and Kinsey Triffitt – Guitar & Backing vocals.

The Bridge music festival – Les Troubadours

Appearing at “The Bridge” Music Festival, Stockbridge, June 28th 2014 – Les Troubadours

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Les Troubadours

Les Troubadours, recently formed, are fronted by Jacques Desfontaines, a French-Mauritian singer of Chanson D’Amour and swing classics from the likes of Etta James, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald etc etc. He is accompanied by Dermod Hill, choral composer and jazz guitar, Ben Parker. guitar, and prolific on the Salisbury music scene, and John Mills, bass guitar.

The Bridge music festival – Jammie Dodgers

Appearing at “The Bridge” Music Festival, Stockbridge, June 28th 2014 – Jammie Dodgers

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JamJammie Dodgers 1mie Dodgers was originally formed for a Christmas special performance for Melanie Wilson’s (Off The Cuff) daughter’s after school club.  It went down a storm and we have been asked for repeat performances. We only come out for very special oJammie Dodgers 2ccasions.  Yan Webber (Vocals/Guitar), Terry Taylor (backing Vocals/Guitar) Bob Kenchington (Vocals & Guitar), Rich Perry (drums), Andy Smart (Bass), Terri Johnson (Vocals) and Melanie Wilson (Vocals)

The Bridge music festival – The Mosquitoes

Appearing at “The Bridge” Music Festival, Stockbridge, June 28th 2014 – The Mosquitoes

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The Mosquitos

The Mosquitoes duo, Steve Hollins Lead vocals, Cajon, rhythm guitar & Neal Bonner Lead guitar and backing vocals.

Playing Rock, Pop, Indie Covers, from old favourites right up to current chart hits. For more information and upcoming gigs see https://www.facebook.com/TheMosquitoesduo