A (birthday) gig in celebration of, in Promoter Steve Kind's own words, "my almost wholly unexpected 70 years on Planet Earth and just a few of the amazing musicians I have worked with and who have become my very good friends," takes place at The Wardrobe on September 2nd, with all profits from ticket sales going to charity.

A carefully curated line up includes Curtis Eller's American Circus (imagine a lavish, Hollywood, dance sequence unfolding on the floor of a Chicago meatpacking plant in 1894), Bruise (a feast of articulate and intelligent, adult oriented songwriting that consistently succeeds, and gets better the more you play it), The Captain of the Lost Waves (pulls the curtain on the magical unseen, the otherworldly realms often overlooked) plus several special guests and after show DJ Dan Akers. It will be an incredible night of music and performance theatre, and a rare chance to see three bands with magnetic stage presence.

All proceeds (over and above gig expenses) will go to 'Simon on the Streets', a West Yorkshire charity. Their team works across Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield providing front-line, street based emotional and practical support for those who need it. The people Simon on the Streets support are often those who are excluded from, or who refuse the intervention of other services. Find out more about their inspiring and essential work at www.http://simononthestreets.co.uk/

Steve is funding 50% of the costs from his own resources – every penny donated once costs are met will go to the charity. Tickets are by donation and the minimum suggested donation is £10 per person.

Tickets available from the web site, on Eventbrite and at Crash Records Leeds and Jumbo Records Leeds.




Written by David Benn