published Thursday, December 13th, 2012

12/18/12 concert helps Sandy victims

If You Go

What: 12/18/12: A Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Victims.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Rhythm & Brews, 221 Market St.

Admission: $10.

Phone: 894-7111 or 503-8764.

Website: www.ticketbisuit.com/rhythm-brews/EventListPage.aspx

Three local cover bands and a Chattanooga-based nonprofit mission organization are teaming up to help hurricane-affected residents of New York and New Jersey.

The event, 12/18/12: A Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Victims, set for Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Rhythm & Brews, will feature music by Gentlemen’s Jazz Quartet, Standing Room Only and special guests The Beaters.

All proceeds from the $10 tickets go to Score International, which has made two relief trips to the affected communities, is on a third and has another scheduled next week, Dec. 16-21. Score workers are distributing donated items and assisting in cleanup efforts. Money raised at the concert will go toward funding the trips and purchasing needed items for victims.

Those attending the concert are encouraged to bring donations as well. Needed items include gently used coats, clean blankets, sleeping bags, flashlights, batteries, paper towels, toilet paper and peanut butter.

About the bands

* The Beaters: This longtime local favorite recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Members are Randy Clark (guitar, vocals), Terryl Greene (drums, vocals), David Turner (bass guitar, vocals), Randy Johnston (guitar, vocals), Ranse Whitworth (keyboards, vocals), Rick Lane (keyboards, vocals), David Brown (vocals, acoustic guitar).

* Gentlemen’s Jazz Quartet: Features David Anthony (lead vocals, keyboard), Darrell Kelley (drums, vocals), Vincent Canion (bass guitar) and Paul Stone (saxophone).

* Standing Room Only: Features Landis Batts (lead vocals), Karen Phillips (lead vocals), Johnny Smith (drums), Fred Mayes (keyboards), Jim Rhodes (bass) and John Cady (guitar).

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