We Shall Overcome 2018 hit the ground running this weekend as my gig calendar started with an absolute blast.
On Saturday I played The Community Enterprise Centre in Hull as a fundraiser for Hull North Labour Party and the local food bank. Against all the cliches of January being a bad month to run an event like this the place was packed and first Tenfoot Ukes, and then the legend that is Joolz Denby, raised the rafters as well as much-needed supplies of non-perishables. I had a cracking time on stage from start to finish and Kev Horler and all involved in running the night should be damn proud of a job well done.
I put copies of the new album ‘Not On Our Watch’ on sale for the cause and we managed to raise another £95 for the food bank with CDs.
Sunday I joined my WSO brothers Ste Goodall and Jamie Bramwell for a WSO Solidarity event helping to raise a fighting fund for the Mears workers striking for their jobs and livelihoods over in Manchester. Great to see so many turning out in solidarity on a Sunday afternoon, and again ‘Not On Our Watch’ managed to raise more help with an extra £90 from CD sales going to the cause.
Cracking weekend, and the best possible start to not only #WSO2018 but to an already hectic gig diary for the year ahead out there doing Woody’s Work where I belong.