Tribute show for Sylv is a hot ticket

MORE than 200 tickets have already been sold for a charity gig in memory of a Cramlington woman.

Two of the region’s top unsigned bands are to perform in memory of Sylv Robson, 52, who died of cancer just before Christmas 2010.

The Smoking Barrels, recently a support act for Kasabian at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, and Arcs, a latter-day incarnation of the Ramsays, will be performing at the Cluny in Newcastle later this month.

The event will be given extra poignancy as Sylv’s son Michael is the frontman of Arcs, and it was on the 20th birthday of the Sunderland University student that she died.

The event’s organiser, Les Robson, Sylv’s husband for 28 years, said: “The response has been overwhelming.

“Sylv was very popular. It will be a fantastic night.

“We have two of the best young bands in the region playing, so we are hoping music lovers of all ages will come along and support this excellent cause.”

The concert will take place at the Ouseburn venue on Saturday, February 18.

Tickets, priced at £6, are available by calling the venue on (0191) 230 4474.