A gig for Lindsay

Posted by Clara Category: Gigs, News
Earlier this year we lost our friend and bandmate Lindsay to cancer.

Most of us met Lindsay for the first time back in 2011 at the first Pukes meeting at The Royal Sovereign in Hackney, though Lorna knew her from years back in her Hackney squat-punk days.

Lindsay and her trademark resonator uke were with us all the way on our amazing ukulele adventures, which have taken us from our east London local boozer to gigs in Europe, the Tate Modern, Somerset House, Rebellion Festival, St Pauli football stadium and many other places in between.

Lindsay was one of a kind; a true free spirit who loved playing music and working with animals.

She played bass in a punk band called The Triads back in the 80s and liked to play the Melodica too. She spent years living and working with horses all over the world, from Richmond Park to Ireland, St Lucia and South Africa. Lindsay was an amazing dancer. She loved being outdoors.

We’re putting on an afternoon of live music to celebrate the wonderful times we had with Lindz at The Sov on Sunday 11th September. The gig is free, but we’re collecting donations to be shared between Princess Alice Hospice and mental health charity Friends of Cathja.

Gig info

A gig for Lindsay
Sunday 11th September from 3pm
The Royal Sovereign, Northwold Road, London E5
15:00 Doors
15.10 Melissa Jo Heathcote
15.45 Knox Vibrator
16.25 The Pukes Unplugged acoustic set
17.20 FFTP
18:00 DJ Goff
Fine ale, food, vegan cakes & a raffle too.


If you can’t make the gig, but would like to make a donation, you can do so here. All donations will be passed on Princess Alice Hospice and Friends of Cathja, along with any money collected on the day. Thank you.

Lindsay Puke
19th May 1961 – 10th May 2016