Submitted: “A group of active musicians and supporters of the South West punk music scene are going to be putting on a number of benefit events in support of, Amnesty International, Medecins Sans Frontiers and War Child. The decision to organise these events was taken after a lot of discussion about the rights and wrongs of the recent war in Iraq. With different opinions emerging one thing was for certain and that was that most people regardless of their views wanted to make some kind of positive contribution to raise awareness and much needed funds for the organisations we have chosen to support. Events so far confirmed are being held at The Croft in Bristol on the 14th January with Mr Zippy, 2-Day Rule, Hacksaw, Fruit of the Doom and Idle Tuesday and at the Porter Butt in Bath on 27th February with Kenisia, The Setbacks and Paydirt. Hopefully more shows will be added soon. Go to www.swpunx.co.uk for further details.”

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Paul, otherwise known as Sav, is quite possibly the only member of the Punktastic team to actually have a proper job. But don't hold that against him. He's actually a proper journalist, (a reporter for a daily northern paper) and so adds a bit of credence to the team. Except you wouldn't think that by reading his reviews. Maybe somebody should tell him that it is quality and not quantity that counts! Sav actually ended up working for Punktastic after meeting Nick at university, and the pair bonded over all things punk rock. Another guitarist, he also "writes a lot of songs about relationships, and how mine went wrong." Oh, and he loves the Ataris, if you hadn't already noticed. In his spare time he worships at the church of Kris Roe... Other fave bands include: MxPx, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Weezer, Midtown, Reel Big Fish, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Green Day, Deftones, Lit and Silverchair to name but a few. Hobbies include, sleeping, drinking, eating fish and supporting Grimsby Town FC. But hey, somebody has to.