It was supposed to be an EP launch, a vibey night in celebration of a great musical prospect on the up and up.
But then, a couple of weeks before Roses & Pirates were due to stage-step at Fenny Stratford venue Pink Punters and unleash the EP, Mariners Compass to their fans, the band was hit with the terrible news that their drummer Fay Howell had passed away, unexpectedly.
She was just 25 years old.
Unsurprisingly, shocked and reeling at their loss, the gig was cancelled.
But, in a change of heart the band will still play on tomorrow night at the venue, at the request of Fay’s family.
“The band has worked so hard in the last year and wanted everyone to come together and be a part of it,” said manager Naomi.
“This is what Fay would have wanted...it was her dream to be working full time in music.”
The show will also feature music by Julia Collar, Ben Johnson and Cousin Avi.
Roses & Pirates will perform an acoustic set.
The EP will be available on the night, along with plenty of merchandise.
Price on the doors will be seven pounds.
Go along, support the band and raise a glass in memory of a highly thought of, much missed member of the music scene.
Follow the band on Twitter: @rosesandpirates