Light Of Day Concert
A transatlantic rock'n'roll fundraising tour for Parkinson's disease came to Market Harborough on Saturday November 24th - the only UK date outside of London. The gig at the Robert Smyth Academy, jointly sponsored by the best of Market Harborough and HFM Radio, was part of the international Light Of Day phenomena, backed by Bruce Springsteen, which raises funds for Parkinson's research and treatment.
Jointly headlining the Harborough event was Joe D'Urso, a founder of Light of Day who helps organise the shows. This was the 13th year the concerts have been put on after the first was organised as a birthday party for legendary music man Bob Benjamin who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1996. Also on the Harborough bill was Garland Jeffreys – New York-based singer/songwriter and regular Light of Day supporter who played with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at their appearance at the PinkPop festival in May this year. Joining the bill in Harborough for the second time were the Countesthorpe born and bred James Maddock, who now lives in New York, and Israel Nash Gripka from Missouri.