An Evening Without Tony Capstick, Mexborough Athletic Club

Tony Capstick.
Tony Capstick.

Friends and fans celebrate the life and times of the Mexborough-born musician, comedian, actor and broadcaster at a charity concert on Saturday night.

The event marks 10 years since Tony Capstick died aged 59.

Billy Connolly said: “Tony Capstick was a complete one-off. The Highcliffe in Sheffield, that’s where I really got to know him.

“He did this Under Milk Wood routine. Oh, I thought I was going to die. He was funny, Capstick. What a terrible waste of a huge talent.”

The entertainers performing at the event also knew and worked alongside Tony.

They include Ribbon Road Family Band, Billy Mitchell, John Shuttleworth, Jed Grimes, Steve Womack, Mick Doonan, Scott Doonican and Carlton and Frickley Colliery Band.

The band played on the famous Capstick Comes Home hit single that was a top 10 hit in 1981 to the tune of the famous Hovis advert, Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

The MC for the evening is lawyer and raconteur Steve Smith.

The show will raise money for two of Tony Capstick’s favourite children’s charities, PACT cancer charity and Safe@Last, which works with young runaways.

The venue is on New Oxford Road, off Adwick Road, Mexborough, S64 0JL.