Charity gig to be held to raise awareness of domestic violence towards men


A group of Stoke-on-Trent musicians are hosting a charity gig to raise awareness of domestic violence towards men.

The concert ‘Hail Pete’ which will take place in Newcastle-under-Lyme, is in memory of musician Peter Davegun, who was beaten to death by his partner four years ago.

Peter died in December 2013, after his partner Samantha Adeokun was convicted of murder and jailed for at least 17 years.

The event, will feature a number of bands as well as a guest speaker from the charity The ManKind Initiative, who specialise in supporting male victims of domestic abuse.

Peter’s old band ‘Rise to Thunder’ will be performing as well as Skalinskis, Yozz and Dandelion P****.

Event organiser and ‘Rise to Thunder’ band member, Jason Muffster, admitted that setting up the event had been challenging.

“Organising this has taken a while, obviously because of how everybody feels about Pete, its upsetting for everyone.

“We’ve got to stop things like this happening at the end of the day.”

Muffster was sure that the event would encapsulate all that Peter was about.

“Pete was into the the music scene for years and years, I’ve been in bands with him for probably 20 years.

“We’re just hoping that we have a good turnout and that we raise as much money as possible for charity.”

‘Hail Pete’ will take place at The Rigger in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Saturday, March 17.

Tickets are available here.


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