THE Reverb Brothers take to the stage next month for a special show in aid of Wirral Autistic Society.

All proceeds from their concert at Hoylake Social Club on Saturday, September 7, will go to the charity's Lifetime Appeal to fund much-needed purpose built residential accommodation.

The Wirral band has entertained audiences on Merseyside for almost 20 years with classic hits from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash and more.

The Reverb Brothers initially rose to prominence on the local music scene as a duo comprising songwriters Colin Free on vocals and saxophone and Jimmy Rae on vocals and guitar.

Despite three well received single releases, a deal with RCA Records and a tour of the UK and Europe the band split in 1987.

But it wasn't long before they were back on stage again playing the good time 50s and 60s music that inspired them as teenagers.

They are now augmented by Colin's brother Ian on keyboard, Iain Morton on drums, and Al Willard Peterson on harmonica and trumpet and have become one of Merseyside's most consistently in-demand party bands.

The Lifetime Appeal was launched in February to raise £755,000 to completely redevelop its original home, Raby Hall, to provide state of the art self-contained accommodation for eight people suffering from autism.

This will be followed by the redevelopment of the society's four other properties at Raby. In all the work is expected to take ten years and cost in the region of a further £2.5m.

The concert at the venue in Trinity Road starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, £5, are from Julie Ellsmoor on 0151 632 6258 or from the Help Shop, 59 Market Street.

Further information on the Lifetime Appeal and ways of helping to raise funds are available on or 0151 643 5540.