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Chas Hodges set to help launch musical campaign in Harlow

News / Thu 1st Feb 2018 at 03:48pm

ROCKNEY star Chas Hodges – one half of Chas & Dave – is helping to launch a musical campaign in Harlow.

The musician, whose partnership is famed for its pub singalong style of music, appears in new film Instrument of Change: Street Piano.

The documentary looks at the trend of street pianos which are popping up around the world and bring players and audiences together.

A screening by Club Foot at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, will be attended by Chas and Henri Herbert, former member of the Jim Jones Revue. who will also perform live on the night.

The event will be the launch of a fundraising project to bring street pianos to public places in Harlow.

Adam Smith, Club Foot venue manager, said: “I’m really excited to be able to host this event. After watching the film, I was inspired to do something.

“I’ve worked with Henri and Chas on many occasions, promoting their gigs in Harlow and travelling the country with them. A YouTube clip of Henri performing on a public piano at St Pancras station, which has been viewed more than 16 million times, always grabs people’s attention.

“This is the start of a wider project where we would like to see pianos in public spaces in Harlow and Stansted. I see daily in schools how a piano can draw people together and how it highlights a common interest in those who may not necessarily interact otherwise.

“This is the first event like this we have held. It’s more than just a screening as we’ll have the filmmaker and some of the stars of the film in attendance and performing, making it a fully interactive experience.”

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Henri said: “Street pianos are a fun way to bring people together and share stories.”
To attend the screening, at 7.30pm on March 29, book £10 tickets on musicglue.com/clubfootharlow

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