A CHARITY blues night is being held at Milborne St Andrew near Dorchester on Saturday, October 26.

Young blues harmonica player Will Wilde will be performing his 'hard-edged' harmonica music.

Will has taken the harmonica way beyond its blues roots since he first emerged on the music scene in 2010. Always pushing forward, evolving and redefining his sound, he now takes the rock world by storm earning the accolade of 'the Hendrix of the harmonica'.

On his latest album, Bring it on Home, Will’s harmonica steals the spotlight from the traditional rock guitar, with a sound that owes as much to Jimmy Page or Ritchie Blackmore as it does to Sonny Boy Williamson or Little Walter.

Will comes from a musical family. “Music was always around me.” He says. “British hard rock and blues was the soundtrack to my childhood.” His grandfather was a wartime jazz 'n' blues pianist and his sister, Dani Wilde, is an acclaimed blues and country singer in her own right.

His playing featured in the TV advert for More Than insurance (the harmonica playing cat).

The event will be raising funds for Dorset Mind, a local mental health charity and the local Riding for The Disabled group.

Singer Zoe Schwarz will be making a guest appearance.

More details on Will Wilde and his music on www.willharmonicawilde.co.uk

*Will Wilde - Charity Blues Night, Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, Milborne St Andrew, near Dorchester, Saturday, October 26. Doors open at 7.30pm and a bar is available. Tickets cost £10 from Clive Rawlings on 01258 837280 or on 07910 875184 or email Clive Ralwings - cliverawlings@hotmail.co.uk