Phobia LHS show

Blag Promotions, in conjunction with the Farnborough Groove recently presented a special event in aid of Love Hope Strength Foundation.


The event raised over £1000 and a large number of folk signed up to “Get On The List”

Our thanks to longtime Alarm fan Pete Cole for being instrumental in organising this show.



Phobia* From Blackwater, this will be punk-poppers Phobia’s first gig in nearly 25 years.
Having toured with Manic Street Preachers, and Mega City 4, they also released several
acclaimed singles and had support from the likes of John Peel and Steve Lamacq.

Caged* Rock-pop-metal from Aldershot and this is their first gig in over 18 years. Caged later
evolved into @tomika and received favourable reviews in Kerrang, Melody Maker and NME.

Modern Art Thieves A new Aldershot band formed from the ashes of Farnborough Groove
acts The Perfect Circles, Blue Velvet, Breaker and Toys In The Attic. This is their debut gig,
playing covers of your favourite punk/mod anthems but with a twist.

Blindmans Rainbow* Thoughtful moving indie-pop from Reading, they toured with Neds
Atomic Dustbin in the early 1990s.

The 4 Marys* The 4 Marys were originally around during the 1990’s. Since then the band had
lost a little hair and some long-sight vision but none of the power and passion in their rock n roll.

I-Jay (acoustic) Former front man of EMI recording artists Spliff Riff in the 1980s, I-Jay is
local legend and acoustic artist based in Aldershot and plays thought provoking reggae tunes.

Wob (acoustic) Originally from Reading, Wob is humorous and passionate and combines,
clever acoustic style and a lively stage presence was definitely worth seeing.

Plus DJ Billy Liberator, who will be spinning classic indie/rock/pop gems.

With compère Andy Clark.
The Farnborough Groove is a compilation of bands/artists from the Farnborough, Hampshire and
surrounding area. Lovingly compiled and released by Pete Cole since 1991, the Best of
Farnborough Groove Volumes 1-10 was released earlier this year and includes 31 outstanding
songs taken from the 10 volumes (1991-2004). The Best Of is available from iTunes and all other
digital outlets, 25 years since Volume 1 was released.
Love Hope Strength is now firmly established as the world’s leading rock and roll cancer
foundation. Love Hope Strength Foundation was registered as a charity in 2007, and co-founded
by Mike Peters, two-times cancer survivor and internationally acclaimed singer of Welsh rock band
The Alarm. Love Hope Strength Foundation as a charity promotes innovative, music related,
outreach and awareness programmes for leukaemia and cancer sufferers, survivors and their
families. The mission is to save lives, right now, with the advances that have already been made in
cancer care. We do not fund cancer research, rather we use our funds to purchase medical
equipment and supplies, raise awareness through special events, documentaries and media, build
cancer centers and raises awareness and recruits potential donors to the organ and bone marrow