The Faculty Music and Media team have spent the past month planning two mahooosive fundraising events, one fell at the first hurdle due to technical problems, the other will culminate into something epic!!! *drumroll please…
THE FACULTY FUNDRAISER BENEFIT GIG!!!
We’ve taken the initiative to organise a benefit fundraiser, to be held on Wednesday 6th of April at the Area51, University of Westminster‘s Harrow Campus, in honour of all those who lost their lives and in the face of the Earthquake and resulting Tsunami on March 11th 2011. Please come along and show your support for all those affected by the disaster.
On the night there’ll be some great acts, a raffle with a prize draw where you’ll stand a chance of winning: festival tickets, signed merchandise from your favorite artists and bands; t-shirts, vinyl records, CDs, posters, fine art prints, and all manner of other goodies. There is no door charge but donations are more than welcome.
Headlining the fundraiser will be GHOSTPOET, who has been described by the Guardian as having “lullabies to hypnotise”. Ghostpoet is signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings where he released his debut single – ‘Cash & Carry Me Home’ – on 24th January 2011, a remix featuring Kano arrived shortly after, before releasing his debut album ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’.
Few artists can count the likes of Lykke Li and Bjork as both contemporaries and friends, whilst fewer artists have received a co-sign from the legendary Flying Lotus, Cornelia has gained respect from all three because she brings something daring & different to the table. Cornelia has a soft sweet vocals and charming Swedish cool, her music instantly envelopes the listener, and when partnered with Cornelia’s hushed croon and immaculate harmonies, she manages to comfort and intrigue the listener.
The DJ on the night will be, Rinse Fm’s finest, Funk Butcher who’ll be playing nothing but the best party anthems to keep you on your feet! As ravers, House, and Dance followers worldwide know Funk Butcher is known for butchering the beats. Watch out for The Dutch Effect dropping soon, april 25th on Swamp.
Other supporting acts on the night will be Adaggio, internationally renown classical violinist on the verge of releasing his own mixtape entitled M.I.T.O, Boy, Ben Willis, and Smoke Radio compares will host the night whilst their DJs create the party atmosphere between bands.
See You There!!!
- Cornelia – By The Fire / Now and Hereafter (upintheear.wordpress.com)