n Syria and the surrounding countries, more than 14 million children are in desperate need of humanitarian support. The brutal conflict is now in its fifth year.
5.5 million children have been forced to flee their homes and now live in refugee camps, most of them in the surrounding countries of Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq. Thousands more are on the move, seeking refuge from the fighting.
Even though the conditions on the ground are incredibly challenging, UNICEF and THE RED CROSS are in Syria and the surrounding area delivering clean water, food, medical care, education and counselling to millions of children and their families.
This benefit gig is in aid of all the above.
Admission is £7Advand all donations welcomed at the door. All proceeds go to Red Cross's Syrian appeal and UNICEF's Syrian Children's Campaign.
Artists on the night:
GET THE BLESSING: Bristol-based four-piece was brought together by a shared fascination with the improvisational nature of Ornette Coleman, while also taking inspiration from the modern improvised sound, North African culture, and non-chordal music. With a line- up that has remained the same since their formation, GTB boasts such performers as Portishead and Radiohead rhythm masters Jim Barr and Clive Deamer on bass and drums respectively, Pete Judge on trumpet and Jake McMurchie on saxophone.
JOHN PARISH: Solo set from the accomplished composer, solo artist, producer and collaborator, known for his work with PJ HARVEY , EELS, GIANT SAND and others.
Parish has been writing for film, theatre and contemporary dance since the late ‘90s when his first score for ROSIE (Belgium,1998 Dir. Patrice Toye) won the Jury Special Appreciation Award at the 1999 Bonn International Film & TV Music Biennale. His score for Toye’s LITTLE BLACK SPIDERS (2012) was nominated for an Ensor.
He also wrote the music for Ursula Meier’s L’ENFANT D’EN HAUT (Sister) , winner of the special Silver Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival.
Parish was a member of the international jury at the 2013 Gent Film Festival.
As a producer, Parish has been responsible for a string of ground breaking albums, most recently PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize winning ‘LET ENGLAND SHAKE’, JENNY HVAL’s ‘INNOCENCE IS KINKY’, ROKIA TRAORE’s ‘BEAUTIFUL AFRICA’, and KIRA’s Steppeluven Award winning ‘WHEN WE WERE GENTLE’.
Other productions include SPARKLEHORSE, TRACY CHAPMAN, 16 HORSEPOWER, THIS IS THE KIT, ARNO and more.
As an artist he has co-authored two albums with PJ Harvey – ‘DANCE HALL AT LOUSE POINT’ (1996) and ‘A WOMAN A MAN WALKED BY’ (2009) – one album with EELS – ‘SOULJACKER’ (2001) , and released three albums under his own name on the acclaimed Thrill Jockey label – ‘HOW ANIMALS MOVE’ (2002) , ‘ONCE UPON A LITTLE TIME’ (2005) and ‘SCREENPLAY’ (2013), a compilation of his film music drawn from several scores including ‘Sister’ and ‘Little Black Spiders’.
The Future History: Debut performance from Ex Archimedes duo Noah Villeneuves and Billy Goldings new band.
Pop Parker: Bristol based musician who was also the lead singer and songwriter in the band Grape. He recently toured in support of PJ Harvey and John Parish. His most recent album is Withered on the Vine.
It is a unique opportunity to help a great cause and see some spectacular performances. It is gauranteed to have good vibes and with good reason