THE life of a former musician who died weeks after a cancer diagnosis will be marked in the most appropriate way.

Anj Avraam died suddenly aged 42 in March 2021 following a pancreatic cancer diagnosis just two months earlier.

In his honour, his brothers Zenios 'Xen' Angeli and Mike Avraam have organised Angel of Rage music event which is set to take place at The Firefly bar in Worcester on Saturday, September 7.

Mr Angeli said: "Anj was well known on Worcester's music scene so a live event is the perfect way to honour him and raise funds for charity.

"Since he passed in 2021, me, Mike, Anj's friends and our relatives have met up at The Firefly to celebrate his life each year - so this time we have decided to organise an official event.

"We're hoping we can do this every year, and make it bigger and bigger."

One of a family of musicians, Mr Avraam was born in South London before his family moved to Droitwich when he was just three years old, attending Worcester's Blessed Edwards Oldcorne secondary school as a teenager.

Alongside his brothers, Mr Avraam regularly performed across Worcester and the wider West Midlands in bands WiseLeaf and Case Closed throughout his adult life - even touring Cyprus with his brother, Zenios, and Case Closed in 2010.

No one could foresee his cancer diagnosis in 2021 though. Mr Angeli said: "Anj had been suffering from back trouble for months and months before he saw the doctor in January 2021.

"The cancer diagnosis was completely out of the blue, and Anj was given just eight weeks to live."

Mr Avraam's infectious personality never faded though. Mr Angeli added: "Anj was nicknamed 'Rockstar' back in sixth form college, and you knew he would really be something when he was older.

"He was so charismatic, and larger than life - you would only have to meet him once, and you would never forget him."

The Angel of Rage event will feature live performances from four Worcester bands and musicians, including Unto The Ages, Convey, Thylacine, and Jai White, and attendees will have a chance to donate toward Pancreatic Cancer UK on the night.

The event is free to enter and will help raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK, which Mr Angeli has set up a JustGiving page for with an initial target of £1,000.