A TOP jazz, Latin, funk and pop band will perform at a charity tribute show in honour of a much-loved Southampton mum.

Members of The Spice Fusion band, who have played alongside the likes of George Michael, Duran Duran and Eric Clapton as well as on Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor, have signed up to take part in the Triple S night in aid of the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity at The Concorde Club next week.

The Friday October 20 gig is being organised by local musician Lou Stonehill as a tribute to his wife Sarah Spencer-Stonehill, a talented actress and singer who was tragically taken a year ago aged 50.

Sarah, mum to 21-year-old Georgia and India, aged 17, won a Daily Echo Curtain Call award for her portrayal of Doris in Maskers Theatre Company’s Silly Cow, pictured, while secretly undergoing cancer treatment.

She had been involved in am dram for 20 years and was also a superb singer, undertaking a six week Greek tour in a duo with her husband.

It will be a poignant night for Lou as the couple met on a blind date at The Concorde Club back in January 2002, marrying just over six years later. He told the Daily Echo: “She was loved by everybody. We want to give people a lovely time in honour of Sarah and make as much money as possible to give back to Countess Mountbatten.”

Spice Fusion will perform as a ten piece big bang with two vocalists. The band, old friends of the couple, and venue are being provided free of charge. from theconcordeclub.com or by calling 023 8061 3989.