Benefit concert for Pop


Whether you are a long term Pattaya resident or just visit here for your holidays every year, it is highly likely that at some stage you would have either been fortunate enough to witness Pop’s guitar playing, or will have heard about him.  For those that have had the pleasure to speak with him you will know that he is one of the most genuine people you are ever likely to meet.  He has always given his time to support fund raising events and as a lot of you know, has supported the Jesters Fair and Pub Night events for the last 12 years.

Unfortunately Pop’s wife was taken seriously ill on New Years Eve and was admitted to hospital.  More than a month later, although showing signs of improvement, she still remains in hospital requiring dialysis every two days.

Pop playing live in concert. Pop playing live in concert.

The resulting hospital bills have obviously put a severe strain on Pop’s resources and he has had to sell or pawn many of his possessions to pay the bills.

Therefore, having given his time and so much enjoyment through his music to us over the years, we have organised a ‘Benefit Concert for Pop’ to be held at the Purple Space Monkey on Soi Chaiyapruek, Jomtien on Sunday 12th February starting at 2:00pm through to 9:00pm.

Pop himself will be playing with his band and the Band of Smiles during the event, but also a selection of well known Pattaya musicians and bands will also be making guest appearances.

Obviously the idea of this function is to try and raise some money to help Pop cover the expenses he has incurred.

There will be donation boxes available on the day and a raffle, plus chances for people to donate and get the bands to play the songs they want to hear.

Those not able to attend but would still like to make a donation can still do so through Kim Fletcher at ‘Jameson’s’ or Ruben at the ‘Purple Space Monkey’.  Every donation, however small, will be most gratefully received.