Former Black Lace star is do-do-doing it for charity

Black Lace with Ian Howarth, right
Black Lace with Ian Howarth, right
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A founder member of Black Lace is playing a charity gig at Sandal Rugby Union Club later this month.

Guitarist Ian Howarth, helped form The Impact which later became Black Lace.

Rotary boss Ian Howarth

Rotary boss Ian Howarth

And he will perform with the singing doctor Bob Dourado on Friday, November 28.

Mr Howarth, now managing director of Howarth Funeral Services in Wakefield, had a couple of stints with the band.

They went on to play Eurovision and had hits with Agadoo and Do The Conga.

Mr Howarth left the band in the late 1970s and later became lead singer and guitarist with 1960s band The Applejacks.

Retired Dr Bob Dourado has been entertaining and singing for many years and has recorded a number of albums, always in aid of local charities.

The duo, who are both members of Wakefield Chantry Rotary Club, are currently recording a CD which will be launched at the concert.

All of the proceeds of the evening and the album will go towards supporting The Rotary Charities.

Mr Howarth, who is the president of his Rotary Club this year, is supporting are Community Awareness Programme and the local Admiral Nurses support group.

The duo said: “It will be a wonderful evening. We hope you will enjoy it and help raise some money for charities.”

Tickets are £10 each and will include a meal of pie and peas. Concert numbers will be limited to 100, so tickets should be secured as soon as possible. Anyone who wants tickets should contact Mr Howarth on or you can get them over the counter at Walton Post Office.