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Subject: Re: Matt Irving Memorial Gig.


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Alan Irving
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Date Posted: 07:46:32 12/23/15 Wed
In reply to: Hamish Stuart 's message, "Matt Irving Memorial Gig." on 02:41:50 12/07/15 Mon

Fabulous gesture by you and Cousin Matt's other musician friends, and all for a worthy cause. Also an opportunity for an all too rare Irving family reunion. Tickets bought and already looking forward to it. Thanks again Hamish.

>Some may know my lifelong friend Matt Irving from his
>time in Paul Young's touring band back in the 80's and
>also from his time with Squeeze and again with Paul's
>TexMex band Los Pacaminos.
>Sadly we lost Matt to Prostate Cancer after 7 or so
>years of fighting it. He was my oldest friend and we
>met at school back when we were both around 13. We
>worked together a lot until AWB kicked off and lost
>touch for a few years but when we reconnected we
>worked together a lot, the last time being when Matt
>called me about a project for the charity Prostate
>Cancer UK. We duly recorded two songs for the album
>with tracks donated by Nick Kershaw, Andy Fairweather
>Lowe, Chris Difford, Joe Brown and of course Los
>Pacaminos.
>The songs we recorded were to be some of the last
>things he did as he passed away around three weeks
>after the sessions, which had been a gathering of his
>non 'Pacaminos' friends.
>There will be a concert in Matt's honour on his
>birthday March 16th 2016 and details are on the link
>I'll attach to this post.
>All the best for this upcoming holiday season.
>Hame
> >href="http://bit.ly/ISLMenUnited">http://bit.ly/ISLMenU
>nited


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Re: Matt Irving Memorial Gig.Harry M (Over Time)07:09:03 12/24/15 Thu


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