IN JANUARY 2007 Wille of Wille and the Bandits lost his Mum, Elizabeth Edwards to Liver Cancer.

Her memory and this loss was the sentiment behind the song that defines the award winning band – Angel, a 16 minute instrumental, which ebbs and flows with emotion, drawing you in and ending with a Pink Floyd’esq climax.

The surgeon who tried to save Wille’s Mum, Neil Pearce, is one of Southampton’s top consultants and has set up PLANETS Charity, dedicated to defeating Pancreas, Liver, Abdominal and Neuroendocrine Tumours and supports the hospital's pioneering work in treatment, research and education.

On June 29 at 7pm at the 1865 in Southampton, Wille will be hosting a Charity Concert to raise money for PLANETS, featuring his band and many musical friends, including the legends Show of Hands featuring Steve Knightly (MBE) and Phil Beer who have sold out the Royal Albert Hall three times and are British Folk superstars.

Joining them will be the young superstar Dan Owen who is the prodigy of Mick Fleetwood and is currently clogging up the Radio 2 airwaves.

The money raised will enable PLANETS to further develop innovative Cancer care through research and the introduction of new treatments. Patients will have increased chances of beating this disease and enhancing their quality of life. PLANETS is more than just another local Cancer charity, it is transforming the way we approach the fight against Cancer across the South Coast.

With such a stellar line up this is sure to sell out and raise lots of money for a great cause, let’s use the power of music to make a difference.

Tickets are £20 in advance and £22 on the door, visit: