Bainy is the driving force behind north Broxtowe’s very own ‘Kimberley Jam’. This free day-long music festival was inspired by Ian ‘Jock’ Campbell, who told two friends – Bainy and Graham ‘Cookie’ Cooke – of his idea just a few days before his premature death in 2014. Bainy and Cookie developed that vision and the Kimberley Jam is now in it’s 5th year. The event sees over 100 musicians from all over the East Midlands generously giving their time and talent to raise funds for local youth charities. Previously they have raised money for the Ryan Lee Trust, and this year it’s in aid of Kimberley Scouting & Girlguiding, and Kimberley Miners Welfare Youth Football Club.
Bainy, who’s an adopted Broxtownian as he originally hails from Lancashire, is passionate about the town he now calls home, and relishes any chance to mix his life-long love of music with community related causes.
The Kimberley Jam takes place across 14 stages in the pubs, cafes and supermarkets of Kimberley from 11.00am until late this Saturday 23rd June.
I’ll see you at the Cricketers Rest where my favourites, Blue Vulture, are playing!
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