To Kill A King headline our first ever fund raising gig
On 28 May, we held our first fundraising gig at Omeara headlined by To Kill A King with support from Monty Taft and Charlie Barnes.
It was the first gig of its kind and if its success was anything to go by, we would hope that there
would be many more such gigs.
Both supports put on incredible sets with Charlie describing how being on tour “often with a lack
of natural light and with the same group of people for long periods of time can take its toll and
sometimes can make it hard for artists to remember how lucky they feel to be doing the job that
they do." To Kill A King and Jonny Abrahams (Public Service Broadcasting) were invited on stage to join Charlie in a rendition of his song ‘All I Have’. The performance was dedicated to the band Frightened Rabbit and in particular the late Scott Hutchinson.
By the time the 5 To Kill A King lads got on stage, the Omeara venue had become swelteringly hot, but if anything it just added to the atmosphere. There was so much dancing and jumping around going on; the Bank Holiday Monday couldn’t have gone better!
We were very privileged to have Dan Smith (Bastille) and Jonny Abrahams (Public Service Broadcasting) join the band on stage showing support for the work we do. Dan performed "Choices" with To Kill A King as well as a "13 Steps" exclusive performance from the side project Annie Oakley Hanging which is Dan has with To Kill A King lead Ralph Pelleymounter.
When the show was over and everyone headed to the bar for some much needed hydration, Woody, drummer for Bastille, closed our after show event with a DJ set further supporting the work that we do.
Ticket sales raised just under £3000 for our charity and we would like to thank every single person involved with putting this show on and look forward to more in the future.
contributed by Narzra Ahmed
Photo Credit Vidisha Jain