READING tribal-rockers Amy's Ghost are using PledgeMusic, a crowd-funding tool, to raise cash for their forthcoming album, and they're offering a range of amazing pledges, including the chance to have an AG acoustic set and cream tea at your home (£150), a painting by Amy (£65), or the chance to come to a rehersal (£15)!
Every pledge will get to hear the new AG tracks first and 5% of money raised over the target will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Pledge at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/amysghost
ENJOY a fabulous night of classical music and support hospices this month.
On Sunday, December 16, violinist Alexandre Da Costa and pianist Danny Driver will play together for the first time at St Joseph's School, Upper Redlands Road, Reading. Tickets are £12 and proceeds go to Duchess of Kent Hospices.
Pieces include John Williams's theme from Schindler's List.
Book at recitalsforhospices.eventbrite.co.uk or call 0118 939 4889.
EXPERIENCE the best of 2012 at Jagz in Ascot on Thursday, December 27.
The evening of music will feature some of the best new acts to play Jagz this year including blues band Jakabo,
acoustic trio Me & Matt Cooper, guitar virtuoso Rory Evans, band competition finalists Babyhowl and up-andcoming songwriter Calum Foad.
Tickets cost £8 on the door from 8pm, or £6 in advance from www.jagz.co.uk or by calling 01344 878100.
JOIN the Readipop team on Friday, December 21, for a festive hootenanny with lashings of music, mulled wine and mince pies!
Acts on the bill at the 35 Milford Road, Reading, venue include Beatroots samba band, Moving On, The Small Strings and AfroDrum.
Entry is £3, which includes three raffle tickets. All proceeds go to the Readipop charity. To book, see www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/4898299947
STEP Into The Future and welcome 2013 with The Firestation Arts Centre's New Year's Eve Party in Windsor.
The line-up includes a DJ set from The Horrors in The Auditorium, with support from live band Mooli, and vaudevillian MC Mister Joe Black presiding over dark cabaret and burlesque in the basement. Tickets cost £30 from www.firestationartscentre.com