WHEN it comes to tribute acts, pulling off a convincing performance is key.

You don’t want to butcher the classics, yet you still want to have your own spin on it and make your mark as an artist.

For Atomic Rapture, their journey started with a good cause in their hearts, and now they are set to visit Basingstoke to help another charity drive.

The Blondie tribute act, made up of Barbara Brice (vocals), Dave Booth (guitar), Dan Collins (bass), John Camidge (synths), Dave Taylor, (drums) and Magdalene Sehringer (violin), were formed in 2014 when they played what they thought would be a one-off charity concert to raise funds for the local church.

However, three years later and the group have played all across the county, and on Saturday, 13 January, Atomic Rapture will be performing at the Apollo hotel, in Aldermaston Road.

The charity concert will be raising funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity and Help for Heroes – two charities that are supported by drummer Dave Taylor and colleagues at leading Basingstoke-based company Centerprise International.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at the Ark Cancer Centre Charity, said: “Thanks to Atomic Rapture, the Apollo Hotel team, and everyone who is helping to put on this fundraising concert in support of Ark and Help for Heroes. It’s going to be a great evening of Blondie classics performed by a great band.”

Guests on the night won’t just be treated to a night of Blondie classics, but will be served a curry dinner and free drink on arrival all included in the price of tickets.

Tickets cost £20 with doors opening at 7pm.

All the money raised from the evening will be split between the Ark Cancer Centre Charity and Help for Heroes.

The money donated to the cancer charity will go towards the Ark’s £5 million fundraising drive to provide a the new cancer treatment centre, which features a range of complementary therapies and supportive services alongside radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments in a calm and uplifting environment.

Largely being funded by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the cancer centre will be built in the Basingstoke area.

Spaces are limited for the evening, so booking tickets in advanced is advised.

To book your tickets for the event visit form.jotformeu.com/CiMarketing/BookTickets.