Tributes to Salisbury music promoter Thom Belk ahead of fundraising concert

A FUNDRAISING concert will be held on Saturday (January 6) in memory of Thom Belk – a Salisbury music promoter who died suddenly on Boxing Day.  

A proud supporter of the city music scene, Thom helped organise the Salisbury Music Awards and Salisbury Live, who have organised the event, at the Rude Giant Beer House, in Brown Street.

All proceeds donated to a fundraiser setup by Thom’s family, with musicians from across the city set to perform, including Carsick, Correlian and Lump. 

Entry costs £5, with doors opening at midday and the music starting at 4pm. 

Carsick said on social media: “In memory of our good friend Thom Belk, the first promoter to ever book us. 

“All proceeds from tickets and the bar will be going towards the gofundme for his send off, we wanna see everyone there, bring the energy for Belko.”

Photo: Salisbury Live.

Photo: Salisbury Live.

Thom was also instrumental in the rebuilding of Salisbury FC, presenting a petition with 6,000 signatures to the area board after the liquidation of the club’s predecessor. 

A spokesperson for the club said: “Thom was an important part of the bid to rebuild Salisbury FC and played a key role in the early days as it grew.

“Our thoughts are with Thom’s friends and family at this very sad time.”

Charlotte Porter, who organised the GoFundMe page, said: “Thom was a very much-loved son and brother, who has been taken too quickly.

“He was always the life and soul of any party and touched so many hearts.

“He gave so much to so many people/charities/companies and a lot of people owe their success to him. He deserves the best of send-offs.

“As Thom would say, ‘There ain’t no party like an S Club Party’, so please donate what you can to join Thom in his final party.”
The fundraiser has already surpassed its target, raising more than £9,350 at the time of writing. To donate, visit

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