Bands Unite To Fundraise For Sporting Tribute To Newport’s Rocky

Two of Newport’s best known bands 2Rude and Big Macs Wholly Soul Band are joining forces this Saturday (April 1) for a fundraising evening of music at Newport’s Neon.

2Rude Picture Courtesy of Rob Santwris2Rude Picture Courtesy of Rob Santwris

2Rude Picture Courtesy of Rob Santwris

The fundraising concert is in order to raise £35,000 to create, sculpt and install a statue of Newport Boxer David “Rocky” Pearce. The Newport sporting icon went down in history on September 22 1983 by defeating Neville Mead to win the British Heavyweight Championship Belt.
It is hoped that the proposed 7ft statue in memory of David will not only have appeal to the local community but also the boxing community

  • For further details of purchasing tickets for the fundraising event visit Please note an additional charge will be made for booking online.
  • For those who may not be able to attend the concert but still wish to donate they can visit
  • People can follow the progress of the concert and the fundraising on Twitter by following #newportsrocky