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Heartbeats Charity Gig Delivers Unbeatable Line-up

by Ben Davis on 11 March, 2010 | 0 comments

A charity gig night is due to showcase the vast musical talent that our area has to offer when it takes place at Wrexham’s Central Station on Friday 19th March.

It has been organised by local photographer Paul Gregory, who is running the gruelling London Marathon in April and hoping to raise a staggering £2500 for the British Heart Foundation.

The event, named ‘Heartbeats’, is one of a number of events Paul hopes to organise during the lead up to the starting whistle.

Headlining the gig will be one of Wrexham’s most popular and sought after bands Gallops. They had an impressive 2009, with an appearance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, airplay on numerous national radio stations, exposure on Hollyoaks and a week long tour of Europe. 2010 is theirs for the taking and with their formidable talent and a little bit of luck on the side, they could well ‘make it’.

Unseen Archives are also on the bill. They will be showing off the hard work that they have been putting in over the last few years as they’ve been honing and crafting their individual sound at various gigs across the region, including support slots with The Big Pink, Hatcham Social and Video Nasties

Billy No Fear from Chester have been booked to bring a folk/lo-fi continental flavour to the gig – their influences include France (in general), tree climbing and chipped nail polish. Originally called ‘Coat & Curtains’, Philipp, Joe and Emily like to ‘hand stitch’ their songs together to produce a sound not too dissimilar to a meeting of The Pipettes and Bright Eyes.

Stop The 64 consist of various former members of local bands and are itching to show what they bring to the table.

Don’t Die Just Yet! will kindly be providing audible pleasures during and after the bands. DDJY! has become one of the most respected indie nights in Europe and now regularly hosts the most exciting up-and-coming bands around as well as the occasional old favourite.

Paul explains how helpful people were whilst organising the event:

“When I asked the bands to play the gig they replied without any hesitation and I’m grateful to them and also Central Station for helping me to raise some funds”.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) was founded in 1961, has over 17 000 volunteers in its shops and 4 000 people helping them with community fundraising. The BHF invests over £150 per minute into research.

Paul continues:

“I decided to support the BHF as my chosen charity for the marathon as heart disease is the UK’s biggest killer and I used to volunteer at their shop in Wrexham town centre. I saw first hand how much support is needed and also how it’s appreciated”.

The Heartbeats charity gig is taking place on Friday 19th March at Central Station, Wrexham. Tickets are £5 each, with proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation and are available from the bands, www.seetickets.com or Central Station. Doors are 7:30pm and over 14s are welcome.

Links

Heartbeats Facebook event
Pauls Justgiving fundraising page
Lense Eyes
British Heart Foundation

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