'Red and Grey' - A brief introduction....
and Grey' is a group of musical friends who play covers music for
charitable organisations and other good causes.
original the line-up was: Elizabeth Medhurst, (lead vocals), Colin
Chamberlain, (lead guitar), Simon Lutter (backing vocals, rhythm guitar
and bass) and Robin Cooper (drums). From the group’s original members
only Robin remains.
Over the years evolution and technical
development has taken place within the band, both musically and through
line-up changes. However the original concept of raising funds for
charities remains the same. Our aim is to entertain with great music and
to support or fundraise for good causes.
Colin died of cancer following a brief illness just after leaving the
band, but we had already decided that Cancer Research UK would be our
main focus for fundraising. However, we have also always been available
to play for other good causes and these have included M.S. and Breast
current line up is –
How did Red and
Grey come to be so named? Simple! All the original members had greying hair
apart from Elizabeth who had red hair.
We play rock and
pop from the sixties to the present day. We have a large
repertoire of songs and we're happy to tailor the playlist to suit your
We’ve donated well over £10,000 to our principal
Research UK. However we also perform free at fund
raising events for other charities. We ask only for a meal and a couple
of drinks in return. We rarely ask for expenses, but if we have to
travel more than 50 miles from our homes, we may have to charge a small
amount to cover fuel costs.
band supplies all its own musical instruments, public address equipment
and lighting gear and is willing to travel anywhere to play, even
abroad, indoors or out. We have a Public Liability Insurance policy
sufficient to cover any of our concerts.
We’ve played a
gig at Essen railway museum in Germany, a rowing club in Wales and
open-air gigs and fetes in various counties – there are no boundaries
as long as we can fit performances in with our ‘day-jobs’.