Barrington woman’s charity mission turns into UK-wide Musicians Against Homelessness project backed by famous names
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A post on social media by a Barrington woman has been transformed into a huge national music project in support of a homeless charity – and one of the first gigs will be right on your doorstep.
Carer Emma Rule, who used to live in Meldreth, is the brains behind Musicians Against Homelessness – a fundraising campaign which will see gigs pop up across the country for the charity Crisis, which she volunteers for.
The gigs promote up-and-coming talent and the campaign has been backed by the likes of Shaun Ryder, Courtney Love Cobain, Buzzcocks, Irvine Welsh, Libertines and Happy Mondays.
The big names don’t stop there – charity patron is Alan McGee, who famously managed Oasis as well as other well-known acts.
Emma, who also does PR for musicians, said: “It started off with me putting a post on Facebook asking to arrange a local gig, maybe at a pub or something at Christmas.
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“I had an incredible response, my post got shared so many times.
“To date we have almost 100 gigs and festivals confirmed with many more waiting to be announced.
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“Quite a few of the gigs have well-known artists playing. Alan doesn’t get things wrong, he’s passionate about what he does and he’s a really nice man.”
Emma has sourced a huge team of regional managers from across the UK – and everyone involved is a volunteer.
She is encouraging people to get down to the Meldreth event, which will be held at Eternit Sports and Social Club on Saturday, September 3 from 1pm.
Expect a bar, barbecue and bouncy castle at the Your Party event, as well as performances from Hazard, Easy Dread, Kalibri and Kermode Spirit. You can get tickets by going online at your-party.org.uk or calling 01763 220402.