Cancer on the Rocks - Charity Concert: interview with organiser Rick Palin

Following his relocation to London from Cheshire, Rick Palin MD of Skyfire Promotions Ltd and Firebrand Radio has organised the first ‘Cancer on the Rocks’ event to be hosted in Southern England on 23rd and 24th November 2019 at the Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush. Last year’s special fundraising music festival, in his hometown of Nantwich, was a great success and raised over £2,500.


Based on the quality of bands and the prime location of the venue, expectations are high for a successful London event to benefit the very worthy causes of Macmillan Cancer Support and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Andy Rawll spoke to Rick to find out more, including the impressive line-up of bands, which feature heat-crazed 70’s legends ‘Gypsy’s Kiss’, 80’s AOR darlings ‘Romeo’s Daughter’ and influential metallers ‘Weapon UK’ alongside exciting upcoming melodic rockers ‘Collateral’ and the psychedelic pop of ‘Blurred Vision’; and that’s just Saturday’s line-up.

Sunday provides a full day of entertainment with a total of nine bands, headlined by the son of the Quo legend, Rick Parfitt Junior (RPJ) and his accomplished band, with an impressive undercard including the feisty ‘JoanovArc’ and heavy groovers ‘Piston’.

Tickets are available on the COTR Merch Page.


The latest news is the US-based powerhouse singer Jessica Galante will be flying over to the UK for a guest slot on Sunday and there are rumours of one further special guest artist to be added to the bill, so follow @COTR2019, search #CancerontheRock or bookmark to keep up to date.

To find out more about Rick’s background and current projects, check out this recent interview about SkyFire, Firebrand and more.

Andy Rawll