A fundraising show to celebrate the life and times of legendary North East music mogul Eric Cook takes place in Newcastle next month.

‘Gig For Eric’, at the city’s Cluny, will be headlined by Therapy?, who Cook worked with from 2008 through to their most recent album, Disquiet. Support comes from two bands Eric championed at opposite ends of his career – Tysondog (a Newcastle heavy metal band formed in 1982) and Avalanche Party, (a North East-based garage rock band, in whose storming live shows Eric saw huge potential).

The show, on September 11, falls on the five-month anniversary of Eric’s passing, following a battle with cancer.

Cook began his career managing black metal band, Venom, from the young age of 19, and went on to manage artists as diverse as Andy Taylor (Duran Duran), classical musician Tolga Kashif and children’s TV star Richard Wisker. Along with his brother, Ged, he founded Demolition Records, home to David Lee Roth, Twisted Sister, The Quireboys, Quiet Riot, and W.A.S.P. and later Blast Records, to which he signed Therapy?

Therapy? said: “Eric’s support and positivity was infectious on everyone around him. No idea seemed too big, no job too hard. Under his watch we released three studio albums, recorded in Blast studios, which he restored and owned, and a live album. His bright eyed and energetic presence will be missed by all of us in the Therapy? family.”

Tickets are priced at £15 and are on sale now at: