Incredible weekend on the road with the #ArmisticeTour hitting Glossop, Wigan and Bolton over two days.
So good to see crowds in such numbers for what is quite a dark subject, but the audience responses and the feedback after the gigs has been immense and we can’t thank you enough for your support on this.
We Shall Overcome has benefited too. We managed to collect £150 for Pauline Town‘s work with the homeless of Greater Manchester on Saturday, and I was able to hand her a HUGE bin liner full of #SocksAppeal and #EndPeriodPoverty solidarity campaign donations from previous gigs. On Saturday we raised another £105 rattling the bucket and a rammed car full of solidarity from the north west bound for the north east, which will be delivered to Teesside Socialist Clothing Bank next Sunday.
Massive thank yous to Matt Hill aka Quiet Loner whose legendary Defiance Sessions at Glossop Labour Club got us off to the best possible start; and to Ian Whiteley for answering the call and not only booking Wigan and Bolton, but opening up for us at both with his Crows Of Albion project. A massive thank you too for Lee Huck who lugged his PA into some very tight corners and put on a storming slideshow.
And there are no words to sum up the impact Rebekah Findlay has when she sprinkles that magic dust of hers. Such an honour, and enormous pleasure to share a stage and she was on spellbinding form, finding new emotional depths in those songs and cracking me up hitting the panic button as our unrehearsed new duet stayed the course despite flirting with disaster. You can check that out here:
We’re halfway through, and you can still catch us this coming weekend in Wakefield, Ulverston and Middlesbrough.
Be good to have your company.