WEST Devon band ?Choppy? are to reunite for a special gig on Friday, January 29 to raise money for the tsunami appeal. Frontman Martin Brint said: ?People kept asking us if we would play just one more gig. My cousin Laura was in Sri Lanka at the time of the tsunami. ?Luckily, she managed to survive by running to high ground. We all watched the terrible events on the television and wanted to do something to help. This is our way of doing something.? Choppy whose line-up is Martin Brint, Jon Mansell and Franco De Tisi, first gigged in Okehampton in 1998. Following these early performances, they went on to secure a regular slot at the Cavern, sharing the stage with emerging bands, including Coldplay and Muse. The band decided to stop gigging in 2002 but have continued to practice on a regular basis since. ?It will be fantastic to play in Okehampton again,? said Martin. ?We built up a really good fan base who used to travel all over the place to see us play. ?We?ve promised to play some of our own songs together with a range of recent and 60s covers and urge anyone who loves music, or just wants a different night out to join us in raising as much money as possible.? The gig will take place at the Hayloft, the King?s Arms, Okehampton, on Friday, January 29, doors opening at 7.30pm. All proceeds are for the Disaster Emergency Committee. Entry to the reunion concert will be a minimum donation of £3. Tickets will be available on the door only.