Published Nov 16, 2010It's been a sad few days for the Windsor, ON music scene. Early in the morning on Saturday (November 13), Peter Stewart (better know to the music world as Scott Funnel) was assaulted by three men. The promoter/musician has since had to undergo two brain surgeries and four benefit concerts have now been planned in his name.
Stewart has been involved in the Windsor music scene for two decades and has been booking shows at the Coach and Horses (where he also bartends) for ten years. According to the Windsor Star, he had just got off his bartending shift and was walking to get breakfast when he and his friend, Curtis Byrne, were attacked.
The assault was captured on a security camera from a nearby 7-Eleven and all three attackers were identified. Two of the suspects have been placed in custody, while police are still looking for the third.
Stewart is now in stable condition, but he will need to take a step back from his musical duties while he heals. The benefit concert on Sunday will help him to take some time off work to recover.
"Scott is very, very dedicated to the live music scene -- it's his life -- and now everyone is coming forward," Coach and Horses owner Jay Zeman told the Windsor Star. "He's held down the Coach for years, so many of the local bands, and even bands from out of town, want to help any way they can."
Go to Facebook to see the event page for the benefit concerts, which will take place on December 3 and 4 at the Coach and Horses and the FM Lounge. There is also a group, Help with Recovery for Scott Funnel, that accepts donations through a PayPal account.