Sudbury: Gig will pay tribute to musicians Lee Dunford and Liam Steer

TWO popular Sudbury musicians will be remembered at a day-long gig to be held in the town later this month.

The event will celebrate the lives of Lee Dunford and Liam Steer, who performed in a band together when they were students at Sudbury Upper School.

Sadly, Lee died in 2006 after a battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma when he was just 21 years old.

His band mate Liam collapsed and died at the age of 27, after suffering a heart attack while he was teaching in Thailand in July this year.

The tribute concert will take place at the White Horse pub in North Street on Sunday, August 26, and will be headlined by two top 10 artists, backed up by a string of popular local acts.

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Top of the bill will be Chris Helme of The Seahorses, and Mark Morriss of The Bluetones. The Seahorses were formed in 1996 by Stone Roses guitarist, John Squire, and they achieved two top 10 hits.

The Bluetones had four top 10 hits including the 1996 hit, Slight Return, which reached number two in the charts.

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Edd Keogh, who works at the White Horse and was friends with both Lee and Liam, came up with the idea to pay tribute to the two former students, with the help of Liam’s mum, Jan Carrigan.

Mr Keogh said: “When I heard the tragic news about Liam and after speaking to his mum, we really wanted to do something to give people a chance to remember both Lee and Liam.

“They were good friends and many people knew them both, so this has been a particularly tough time for for all of us.”

He added: “By having a small event, it will hopefully really give people a chance to share stories and memories of Lee and Liam.

“I’m glad to have the involvement of both sets of parents, and to have two such big acts playing in Sudbury in their memory.”

Tickets for the event are �5 and are available from the White Horse, or by calling 07790 431127.

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