Taking a slight break from playing bass for IDLES, Adam ‘Dev’ Devonshire has organised an online event in aid of the charity Gig Buddies.
With music from mclusky, Willie J Healey, TV Priest, Fenne Lily, Dogeyed and Wilderman, there’ll also be stand-up comedy from Stewart Lee, Seann Walsh and Josh Weller, alongside an online raffle with chances to win prizes from Slowdive, The National, Mogwai, Sharon Van Etten, Orlando Weeks, and Bristol legend Big Jeff.
“After witnessing first hand what vital and wonderful work Gig Buddies do, it has been an honour and a privilege for me to be working with them and to help raise awareness of the wonderful service that they provide,” Dev says. “Music and live events provide us all with so much happiness and catharsis, everyone deserves to have that joy in their lives. As we’re all hopefully getting back to a place where live events will be happening again, now is a great time to raise awareness for the charity.
“The Cardiff chapter of Gig Buddies has recently expanded into North Wales and have rebranded as Gig Buddies Cymru and are now looking for a number of new volunteers and extra funding to help with this. Hopefully we can raise enough to provide them with what they need and then, fingers crossed, we’ll be able to also raise enough to then start a Bristol chapter of Gig Buddies. But that’s not ignoring the other chapters in rest of the country, of course.”
The event will be streamed from Exchange in Bristol on Sunday June 20th. Tickets are available to purchase now for a suggested donation of £5 with an additional option to enter the raffle.