Meet Washington’s answer to Alice Cooper

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WASHINGTON’S answer to Alice Cooper will be rocking out for charity.

Brian Ross usually fronts rock band Blitzkrieg, but he’s swapping his ripped jeans and biker jackets for leather jackets and black eye liner for a fund-raising gig.

He’s teamed up with fellow rockers from bands Satan and Mollie’s Treat for the concert at Customs House, South Shields.

The musicians were approached by local promoter Brian Green to put on the event for the TOMA Fund, a charity which supports children, teenagers, young people and their families in the North East and Cumbria who have been affected by a diagnosis of childhood cancer.

Mr Green said: “I approached the lads about putting together a tribute show that would appeal to more people than just heavy rock fans. Alice Cooper has fans across the musical spectrum and his shows are always a musical extravaganza.”

The tribute show is called Alice Cooper’s Nightmare and is based on the record-breaking Theatre of Death tour and includes all the amazing stunts that fans expect from an Alice Cooper live show.

These include the hangman’s noose, Alice getting beheaded and of course the appearance of a live snake! All the costumes for the show have been meticulously copied and made by Brian Green’s partner Lynn Tucker from Mother Tucker’s Creations.

The TOMA Fund was set up in memory of Jordan David Thompson from Newcastle and Sophie Ela Atay from Gateshead, who were cousins that died from childhood cancers.

l Alice Cooper’s Nightmare is at Customs House, South Shields, on April 11. Tickets are available from Tel. 454 1234 or www.customshouse.co.uk.