Rock the Record
Last Friday I headed on down to Rock the Record, a charity fundraising event celebrating 50 years of youth counselling charity Off the Record. I was part of Pappa J and the Crinks who got together for one night, and one night only, to support this fab organisation. We arrived for sound check to find the venue already buzzing. There were banners, bands, beers, burgers, jugglers, icecream, facepaints and an ace line-up of live music.
OTR are all about empowering young people to thrive through the provision of free mental health services and through challenging social and structural inequalities. Yes! It was a privelege to open the night as a Crink, with a few covers, before handing over to a fab band of young people, who picked some Hendrix and other ace covers to rock out to. You can find The Black and Whites here. The night picked up speed and volume with Last Night’s Victory and Friday’s Ashes, culminating in the roar of headliners Koshiro. Definitely good to have a BBQ on hand to feed up after a good sing.