Music is in the genes University staff to play at charity gig

Staff from the Department of Genetics will be performing at a charity gig in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

The Histones, who formed last year to celebrate the department’s 50th anniversary, will be appearing at the Shed in Leicester on Friday 26 June.

Professor Flaviano Giorgini (Flav; pictured) plays guitar in the band and is no newcomer to the live music scene, having played with popular US punk rock band Squirtgun.

Joining him are Professor Mark Jobling on saxophone, Dr Richard Badge playing trumpet, with lead vocals from Dr Peter Causey-Freeman, Dr Owen Lancaster on drums, Craig Bartle on bass and Diana Martin on keyboards.

Flav will also be playing for the band Roboter on the night, as will bassist Craig for Cocked n Loaded.

Flav said: “This event stems from the Department of Genetics 50th Anniversary celebration we arranged last year. As we really enjoyed playing in the band, we thought we would occasionally regroup to perform charity gigs and the Shed gig is the first of these.”

Doors open at 8:00pm with the first act starting at 8:30pm. Tickets are £6 in advance and £7 on the door.