Last week’s charity all-dayer in Leeds, UK raised over Â£700 for local charity Martin House, according to the gig’s organiser, Steve Jackson.
His entire statement thanking the bands and attendees, reads:
“I want to give a massive THANK YOU to everyone who showed up on Saturday! after my initial anxiety things ran smoothly and all the bands went beyond fantastic.
we managed to raise Â£700 for Martin House which is a fuck of a lot so please give yourselves a pat on the back. a great big thanks to the following bands too, without whom the day would have been a whole lot quieter: Everybody Is Going To Die, Twofold, This Ain’t Vegas, Nathaniel Green, Skip Day Toner, The Mercy Suite, Blocko, Fig. 4.0, Eighty Six, Dugong and Joe Ninety. they gave their all to get only their travel expenses in return and I cannot express how much that makes them rock!
extra thanks to Joe Ninety for the use of their gear for most of the day (and Skip Day Toner for the use of their drum kit for the first half) and my bro in particular for keeping everything running on time.
finally, Alex, Kerry and Jamie made me chuffed to bits not to be doing this shit alone. cheers guys.
OK, I think that’s everything. if I didn’t get a chance to talk to you on the day it’s because I was way too busy being stressed/drunk or enjoying the bands, sorry.
all in all I had an amazing day that kept me on cloud 9 from Everybody Is Going To Die’s first chord to Joe Ninety‘s closing song. highlights for me were Matt and Joe from Fig. 4.0 singing a song for Twofold and then the lads from Twofold returning the favour, Rob from Nathaniel Green‘s story about his cousin and Mates from Blocko stagediving during Joe Ninety‘s set. class.
the only worry is that now I’ve got to think of ways in which we can better all this next year… shit.
Steve & Bombed Out”
Check out www.bombedout.co.uk for more info on Bombed Out records, and stay tuned for reviews and interviews with some of the bands very soon.