Grantham band The Six set to reunite for 40th anniversary with Guildhall Arts Centre gig
A Grantham band from the 1980s is reuniting for a gig to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
‘The Six’ will be back together on stage at the Guildhall Arts Centre Ballroom on October 21 for a gig to mark four decades of the band.
Formed in 1983, the band included members Diana Katz, Bridget Chapple, George Clifton, Reuben Bellamy, and Stuart Wood.
The Six blazed a trail in Grantham’s music scene and are ready to relive the magic of the 1980s.
They were named Central Television’s Popwatch Band for the 80s and notably performed on their hit 'Hope’ on the Popwatch TV show to viewers across the East Midlands.
The band’s journey saw them go from Grantham venues such as the Malt Shovel, The Phoenix and The Fletchers Arms to the stages of London’s Rock Garden and Dingwalls, and a memorable appearance as themselves on ITV’s Murphy’s Mob.
After a remarkable hiatus spanning 38 years, the band’s story takes a twist.
Stuart, a member of the band and now a music teacher in Nottingham, stumbled upon a treasure trove of their original recordings on dusty old cassettes.
He said that this rediscovery ignited a spark that led to an emotional reunion.
Stuart continued: “With Diana and Bridget’s unwavering friendship, and the help of social media, George and Reuben were located and brought back into the fold.
“The band’s members, four of whom attended school in Grantham, reunited at the Melody Rooms in Westgate earlier this year.
“The magic of playing their timeless songs, rekindling friendships, and reliving the town that nurtured their teenage dreams all culminated in the decision to celebrate their 40th anniversary with an unforgettable gig.”
The band say that this reunion isn’t just about the music, but about sharing the story of the band, the fans and the town that gave them space to create.
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Young Minds charity, an organisation dedicated to supporting young individuals dealing with mental health challenges.
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Tickets are £10.