Monday, 4 December 2006

Heart Of England Bluegrass Venue: sad news

Ron Stevens of the Heart Of England Bluegrass Venue reports:

There is no easy way to say it, and I am sorry to inform you that Sandy Benson has passed away today in hospital after some serious post-operative complications.

Sandy and Mike have been part of the music scene for a lifetime, and were mainstays in helping and providing the sound team for the HOEBV for many years. We shall miss Sandy, and our thoughts and sympathy go out to Mike and his family at this tragic time.

Mike's address is
22 Kenpas Highway
Green Lane

Sandy's funeral date is Tuesday 19 December, 2.00 p.m. at St Peter's church, Wellesbourne. Mike says all are welcome and Sandy's request was for flowers. Flowers should be sent to the undertaker, R. Locke & Son, Southam Street, Kineton CV35 0JN. Mike has not laid on any refreshments afterwards, but there is an adjacent inn which folks can retire to.