Receipt from the Red Cross received today which shows a total of £408.15 raised on the night
Thanks to all who contributed
Following their successful return to the live stage at the Help Japan Gig, The Pristines have released their album “Keep Passing The Open Windows” on Bandcamp
The Full album or individual tracks prices are set as “let fan name price” so you can pay as much or as little as the minimum price allowed. All tracks are streamable to hear beforehand. Album download includes bonus track. Paypal from 15p per track.
This is the donation for the online ticket sales
I am currently awaiting the receipt from Jackie Ord at the Red Cross for sales and other donations made on the night, but she is away until 11th April.
I’d just like to tell you how religion has inspired me to organise tonight’s event. As a confirmed atheist, that may seem a strange comment so let me explain; within minutes of the terrible events of 11th March appearing on our TV screens the world of Twitter was full of people suggesting we should “Pray for Japan”. Now I have yet to meet anyone of any religious persuasion who can explain how their God can allow events like this to occur in the first place so “having a word with The Man Upstairs” seems, to me, a pretty pointless and hollow gesture.
The British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal will ensure all donations received from tonight’s gig will go to help the hundreds of thousands of people who have been displaced, have lost family members, their possessions or their livelihoods.
I’d like to thank all of tonight’s acts who are performing for free, the band of helpers for their time and support and last but not least all of you who have put your hand in your pocket to support such a worthwhile cause. Thank you
In case you missed it - here is the interview with Vic Minett of BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
Revised version of the flyer with bands listed …
Here Comes The Rapture by The Mills
The Help Japan Gig Flyer
Thanks to Rob Henson !
This is one of my favourite Pristines tunes - That Girl’s In Love With You