YORK songwriter, singer and musician Steve Cassidy will perform his new tribute song, The Music Man, at the York Celebrates John Barry concert at York Barbican on October 30.

Steve may be best known as the leader of The Escorts but earlier he was a member of the John Barry Seven at the age of 17 and will do two Barry numbers from that time, Walk Don’t Run and Hit And Miss, plus Ecstasy, a Cassidy composition that he recorded with the late York film music composer.

His set with the Steve Cassidy Band also will feature Adam Faith’s debut hit from1959, What Do You Want.

Also taking part in the John Barry celebration at 7pm will be the York Guildhall Orchestra, the York Railway Institute Band, members of York community choirs Millegro and Prima Vocal Ensemble, and singer Jo Pears.

Tickets can be booked on 0844 854 2757 and proceeds will go to the Lord Mayor of York’s charities, York Against Cancer and York & District MIND