Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Birmingham Settlement rocks for charity

Local youngsters will be rocking for charity as Birmingham Settlement hosts its second band night showcasing some true ‘Brummie’ talent.

The local bands that will be playing at the charity band night at The Victoria Pub, Birmingham on Friday July 22nd are Ask Alfie - a Brummie band that raps to indie tunes, Pale Horse Pale Rider are a three piece band from Leamington Spa, the members are Trve Kapow, Josh Remi and Darryl J. Murphy – their style is described as intellectual rhythm and the precision of post-punk. The Sharabangs, whose style ranges from indie/alternative to indie/dance are from Wolverhampton and the members are Elliot Rollason, Joel Rollason, Dan Rose, Daniel Beckett and Samuel Weeks. Buggles Kelly will also be performing on the night. Matt Windle, Spoken Word artist will also be doing a set at the event.

The event will raise funds for the charity that works with disadvantaged local people and promote the profile of Birmingham Settlement amongst younger people who may be less aware of the work they do.

Birmingham Settlement is a charity which aims to relieve poverty and hardship by helping individuals and communities to overcome social exclusion, particularly in the inner city.

Carly Duignan, fundraising and communications manager for Birmingham Settlement, said:

“We launched the band night last year and it was a great success. Everybody has fun and it gives us an opportunity to show young people that helping others does not have to be hard work and serious.

“All of the bands are local – which makes it special as it is a chance to showcase the talent and creativity that is on our doorstep. We look forward to seeing everyone there.”

The Victoria Pub on John Bright Street is a theatre pub dating back to the end of the 19th century and has recently been refurbished. It offers a range of themed nights and speciality drinks.

The event starts at 9pm, tickets cost £5, £4 concessionary.

For further information on Birmingham Settlement please contact 0121 250 3000 or visit http://www.birminghamsettlement.org.uk/

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