I’ll be playing an opening set at The Portland Arms, Cambridge on Saturday 12th March 2011, for a charity gig organised by fellow Cambridge musician Sam Robson in support of the Epilepsy Society. It's an extremely worthy cause as one in every 131 people in the UK suffers from this serious neurological condition including Sam himself. He said “The Epilepsy Society is a charity very close to my heart as I was diagnosed with the condition in my early teens. I’m lucky - thanks to my medication my seizures are controlled allowing me to live my life the way I want. Many people are not so lucky and I wanted to do something to raise awareness for the fantastic work carried out by the Epilepsy Society.”
As well as organising the gig Sam is also going to be running the London Marathon on April 17th followed by running back to his home town of St Ives, totalling just over 100 miles, hence the name of the gig! It’s looking to be a great line-up headlined by Isaac’s Aircraft whose debut single recently made it into the Top 30 Indie Singles chart on Radio 1. The full details are below, and if you'd like to sponsor Sam in his marathon efforts then please go to www.justgiving.com/Sam-Robson
THE 100 MILE PLAYLIST - Sat 12th March 2011
The Portland Arms, Cambridge
Tickets £5 on the door.
Doors open at 7pm.
Isaac's Aircraft - Piano-fuelled indie rock from Cambridge's own BBC Top 30 artists
Lexie Green and The Guys - Cambridge's favourite Americana-flavoured Blues singer
The Titanics - Mighty funk and soul from the Midlands
Aidy - Indie rock acoustic set from Cambridge's hardest working artist