In October 2023, the world lost the epic talent of Stuart Silcock. Stu was a mainstay of the Worcester music scene throughout the last twenty years, playing lead guitar in the Marrs Bar House band, Black Cat Bone, Will Dance for Chocolate, The Disciples, Chevy Chase Stole my Wife and more. He gained friends and impressed musicians wherever he played with his expressive playing and reserved, dry humour. The sunburst Gibson Les Paul and white Fender Strat were Stu's hallmark guitars and he effortlessly conjured restrained, bluesy riffs that sounded distinctively unique.

Organised by friends and loved ones, Stu-Fest is being held on the 21 September at the Marrs Bar in Worcester and will bring together local talents and friends of Stu.  

The event will raise funds for The Stuart Silcock Young Musicians Award.  In conjunction with Severn Arts, this Award will provide music tuition to children who may not otherwise get the opportunity to progress their talent. Qualifying students selected for the Award will receive fully funded music tuition for at least a year, depending on the amount raised. Every penny raised from Stu-Fest will go towards this great cause.

Family and Friends of Stu Silcock