Waits, Cohen and Cave paint the House Red
Saturday 7 April sees an night of music melancholia hit Sheffield's The Red House in aid of charity.
The Red House on Solly St will play host to an homage of a melancholic Holy Trinity; Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen, in order to raise money for the British Red Cross.
The event is the brain child of local boy Anthony J Brown, Hungarian Lanters' singer/songwriter who, as an award winning stand up, has worked with the Red Cross twice on their annual fund raising comedy shows, Giggle Aid.
"I've always had a penchant for lyrical gallows humour coupled with a slither of lovelorn wisdom. I thought that a night that celebrated this, whilst showcasing some splendid local acoustic talent would attract a discerning level of punter", Anthony offered while searching for his plecs.
"I've learnt a lot about the fabulous work that the Red Cross undertakes all over the globe so they struck me as a very worthy recipient. In the midst of this mordant and melodic wit it will festoon the performers in a 'Ready Brek' style warm glow to know that money will be raised for such a deserving cause."
The gig will also double up as the curtain-raiser for the annual Red Cross Week, which is from the 6-12 May.
Community Fundraiser for the Red Cross in Yorkshire Max Newton is "delighted that Anthony and all the musicians involved, are willing to give their time", before highlighting that the money goes to people whose "lives are devastated by crises and disasters in Yorkshire, the UK and overseas. It could be a house fire that leaves a family on the front lawn with nothing and nowhere to go at 3 in the morning, or an earthquake that leaves a whole country in turmoil."
he full line-up for this fantastic cause has yet to be finalised, but will feature the following:
l-r Elliot J Huntley, Anthony J Brown, Mat Taylor
Hungarian Lanterns – dark and twisted comedic sensibility is represented in many a romantically-tinged caustic couplet.
Gardinski – an unforgettable blend of Edwardian elegance and downright decadence.
The Silver Darlings – a band who have recently released their critically acclaimed debut CD 'Souls'.
James Tait -James now lives in and performs extensively around Sheffield. Click here to go to his SoundCloud site.
The night also hopes to include an auction of bits'n'bobs generously donated by Waits, Cave and Cohen themselves, so it's great chance for fans to get their hands on a top-hat (with cigarette), a packet of bad seeds, or simply a cold and broken Hallelujah.
Doors are at 7pm, with the show starting at 7.30pm.
Cost of entry is £4 (£3 concessions), payable on the door – with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.