A MUSICIAN who has played on the main stages of big music festivals is set to be perform to raise money for the homeless in Southend.

Sam Duckworth, who performs as as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, is returning to the area he grew up in to perform and raise money for Harp in Southend.

The performance is at St Mary’s Church on Saturday December 11, under the Christmas lights.

Sam, 35, has performed on the main stages at Glastonbury and Reading as well as headlining a show on the end of the pier in Southend.

He grew up in Southend and started playing shows at the Chinnery’s from a very young age.

Sam Duckworth says he has always wanted to perform at St Mary’s.

He said: “I went to primary school at St Mary’s, so it has always felt like a special place.

“I’ve been very fortunate to play in many churches across the UK, but very few as old or as personally special.

“It is something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time.”

All proceeds from this show will go to Harp Southend’s leading homeless charity.

Sam said Harp is more needed now than ever. He said: “Harp is a charity I believe in, I’ve seen the great work they have done in Southend and having spent over 30 years of my life walking about Southend. It feels, sadly, that a charity like Harp is more needed now than ever.”

All ticket holders are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Church’s Christmas toy collection, with toys to be distributed to a variety of charities chosen by the church.

All drinks served within the performance will be alcohol free, with tea, coffee and mince pies available in the church.

There is also to be no smoking on the church grounds.

Sam said he trusts his audience to respect this.

In Earnest will be joining Sam on the show that starts at 5:30pm.

Tickets are on sale now and are available here alongside information on the show: musicglue.com/getcapewearcapefly/