Extreme Cellists play Worthing Pier as part of whistle-stop tour

The Extreme Cellists, known for their performances in out-of-the-ordinary places such as on cathedral rooftops and summits of mountains, played on Worthing Pier as part of a 14-day whirlwind seaside'¨tour.

Monday, 1st August 2016, 2:48 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:32 am
DM16131468a.jpg Extreme Cello perform on Worthing pier. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160727-181227008

Cellists Jeremy Dawson, 40, and Clare Wallace, 56, from Sheffield, and James Rees, 36, from Chester, were visiting all 58 surviving piers in Great Britain, giving a performance on each in aid of two charities: Alzheimer’s Society and CHICKS.

Beginning in Scotland, they are touring the coast of Britain in a clockwise direction, covering approximately 2,500 miles.

Last Wednesday they hit the Sussex coast, starting in Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton, through to Worthing Pier and finishing in Bognor.

Cellist Jeremy said: “We aim to raise in excess of £5,000 for two very good causes this summer, and we hope that we’ll introduce cello music to holidaymakers who might not be expecting it!”

The Extreme Cellists were formed in 2003 and have since raised over £38,000 for charities by playing in various extreme locations.

To sponsor the Extreme Cellists’ Pier Pressure Challenge around the UK, people can visit: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/extremecello.

Further details about the challenge can be found at the group’s website: www.extremecello.com