SURREY — A musical fundraiser has been planned for Paul Engels, the bass player seriously injured in the van crash involving local band Tommy Alto.
The concert, set for Friday, Nov. 22 at Sullivan Hall in Surrey, promises “a fun, all-ages night of live music for a great cause.”
Details of the event, dubbed “Travis James Band Showcase + Paul Engels / Tommy Alto Fundraiser,” were posted on Facebook this week. Tickets are $10 at the door, to open at 7 p.m.
“This will be a night to fundraise for (Engels) and to celebrate his healing and the future of the band,” says the post.
The show will mark the live debut of Travis James Band, which has James on vocals and guitar, Cory Wiebe on bass, Jered Steeves on vocals and keys, and Jon Van Egmond on vocals and drums.
Engels was among those injured in the band’s van crash Aug. 26 near Hope as they drove home from a tour of Alberta. Engels continues his rehabilitation in hospital.
“Paul got to come home for a one-day pass from the hospital today,” says an Oct. 27 post on the “Praying For Paul Engels” Facebook page
“It’s the first time he’s been home since the beginning of (August)!”
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