Tribute gig for New Vinyl guitarist Ben Wapples

Benjamin Thomas Wapples
Benjamin Thomas Wapples

Musicians will pay tribute to a young man who died after he was involved in a collision with a taxi on a night out.

Benjamin Thomas Wapples, 22, was involved in the collision with a Toyota Avensis at 2.55am on Sunday, November 1.

Police said he had been on a night out dressed as a fox character from the television programme The Mighty Boosh for Halloween.

Mr Wapples, of Westfield Road, Hemsworth, got off a train at East Garforth railway station in Leeds when he was involved in the collision.

His band New Vinyl have organised a memorial gig for him at Unity Works tonight (Friday).

The band’s lead singer Danny Allison said: “Ben was in the band for five years and was a huge part of all our lives. He was like a brother to me.

“Everyone loved him. He was a charismatic guy and just as the band was complete it now feels like we are missing the final piece of the jigsaw.”

Mr Wapples’ favourite band Dog Is Dead will headline the gig.

The Cribs’ Ross Jarman will perform a DJ set and he will be joined by bands New Vinyl, Skinny Living and Vinyl Party.

Stand up comedian Micky P Kerr will also perform at the event.

Tickets cost £6 and the doors open at 8pm.

They can be bought by searching for Ben Wapples on https://billetto.co.uk/en/search or on the door.