This week we have two very different musical events taking place in aid of Help Musicians UK.
This Friday BIMM has organised a Continuum Festival Indie Night in aid of us and Nordoff Robbins, which will take place at the 229 Club in London. It’s free to attend and you can order your tickets here. Acts confirmed so far include SisteRay, The Bulletproof Bomb, The Doldrums, Lighthouse, and Loaded. This will be a great night for all of you Indie music lovers out there!
Organiser Adam Young explained why he is fundraising in aid of us:
'Help Musicians UK is the much needed helping hand when you’re experience those bad days, where self-doubt and a lack of confidence takeover who you are as a musician and a person. As a team indie basement is made up of musicians who have been through those bad times and the good and believe more opportunities should be available to all that incredible talent out there. This is why we are proud to support Help Musicians UK with our nights.'
This Saturday Carol Haynes has organised a Wensleydale Concert Series to take place in Aysgarth, North Yorkshire in aid of Help Musicians UK. Northern Camerata will be playing with Andy Jackson conducting and Corinne Morris on cello. This is an event not to be missed for any classical music fan who resides in the region! You can find out more information here
Fundraising Assistant, Jane McGoldrick commented on the upcoming events ‘We’re thrilled to have different events taking place in aid of us that each explore a different musical genre and appeal to a different music lover. It just shows that as a charity we have a diverse audience, which is fantastic!’
On 19 June Anna Paola has organised an event at Schotts Music Shop that will feature her on the piano and top clarinet player Tom Whitestone, who will also perform magic tricks! There will also be a jazz trio will take to the stage with another act still to be confirmed. Tickets cost £15/£7.50 for children. Contact [email protected] for more information.
In other news we now have two confirmed musicians who will be running on behalf of us at the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October. Composer Daniel Kidane, who we have supported through our Career Development Bursaries Scheme, and Percussionist Emma Arden will be taking to the streets to raise money for Help Musicians UK! If you would like to run on behalf of us please email Jane McGoldrick at [email protected] as we need your support!