A BAND reunion gig is being held in Weymouth to raise money for good causes.

Weymouth-based band Crystal Ship, whose music is set to be re-released on vinyl, will reunite to play the Centenary Club on Friday, November 24.

They will be performing on a bill that also includes solo artist Andy Collett and band Monkey Jump.

Phil and front man Alan Hodder are the two remaining original members of Crystal Ship, who re-formed in 2017 to play at an inaugural reunion gig at Weymouth’s Centenary Club.

Nowadays they are accompanied by guitarists Mick Martin and Abler White, and bassist Adrian Bond. Solo female vocalist Alexis joins them when available.

In 2021 Cherry Red Records released a multi disc album called “Think I’m Going Weird” which featured previously unreleased tracks from the ‘British Psychedelic Scene 1966-1968.’

It included a number from Crystal Ship called ‘The Blue Man Runs Away'.

Now another record company, Top Sounds, who specialise in releasing vinyl records, want to include the track and the ‘b’ side, Times of Darkness Past on a new LP featuring music from that era.

Crystal Ship’s drummer, Phil Biggs said: “We are flattered to receive all this attention. Just a shame we didn’t get it at the time!”

Tickets for the charity gig cost £8 and are available from the Centenary Club or by calling 01305 839310.

Any unsold tickets will be available on the door on the night.