SEE THROUGH SOUND concert for RNIB

SEE THROUGH SOUND concert for RNIB

Photo : Andy Jordan and Newton Faulkner at the ‘SEE THROUGH SOUND’ launch event | Credit : Steven Lawson

Badly Drawn Boy, Newton Faulkner, Doc Brown, Kevin Simm, Vaults and Andy Jordan will perform at the inaugural ‘SEE THROUGH SOUND’ concert in aid of RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People.

Taking place at Cadogan Hall in London on Friday 14th October 2016, SEE THROUGH SOUND will bring together both established artists and some of the UK’s most promising breakthrough acts for an evening of live music in support of RNIB. To accompany the fantastic auditory experience, audience members will be given ‘sim specs’ (glasses simulating sight loss), providing an insight into living with sight loss and creating a unique atmosphere for concert-goers and artists alike.

Badly Drawn Boy’s appearance will follow last year’s UK tour which marked the 15th anniversary of his Mercury-prize winning album, ‘The Hour of Bewilderbeast’. Speaking about performing at the concert Damon Gough, better known as Badly Drawn Boy, said : “I’m truly delighted to be playing at SEE THROUGH SOUND. Most of us take our sight for granted, this is an opportunity to understand a perspective on sound from people with limited or no vision.”

Newton Faulkner, who performed at the launch event earlier this year, while wearing ‘sim specs’, said : “My last performance with the RNIB has really stayed with me and I’m looking forward to being involved with another great event for a very important charity. The experience of playing even one song with sight impairing glasses on is one that will stay with me forever.” Newton Faulkner released his fifth album Human Love in 2015 and has just completed a run in the hit punk musical American Idiot, which has won seven ‘What’s On Stage’ awards.

Photo : The ‘SEE THROUGH SOUND’ crowd at the launch event earlier this year

“RNIB’s SEE THROUGH SOUND aims to both entertain and educate music fans, providing them with the opportunity to experience live music in a whole new way. This concert will support us in achieving our goal of making every day better for the more than two million people living with sight loss across the UK.”

Also featuring on the line-up is Kevin Simm, winner of The Voice 2016 and former member of Liberty X, who will be performing songs from his forthcoming debut solo album. He will be joined by London-based electronic trio, Vaults, whose highly anticipated debut album is released in November, as well as singer-songwriter Andy Jordan, former star of the hit E4 TV series, Made in Chelsea.

Stand-up comedian, rapper and star of the film Life On The Road, Doc Brown, will be bringing his sharp wit to the show. He said : “RNIB does fantastic work supporting blind and partially sighted people here in the UK, and it’s a real honour to be on the bill for their inaugural SEE THROUGH SOUND gig. It’s going to be a night to remember!” Vaults said : “We are really excited and honoured to be playing for the SEE THROUGH SOUND event organised by RNIB in October. Great event, great line up!”

Kevin Simm’s reason for performing at the event is personal, as he explains : “The fact that sight has never been an issue for me has most definitely made me take it for granted and only since my son had to start wearing quite heavy prescription glasses did I really stop and think how lucky I am.”

Wanda Hamilton, RNIB Group Director of Fundraising, said : “RNIB’s SEE THROUGH SOUND aims to both entertain and educate music fans, providing them with the opportunity to experience live music in a whole new way. This concert will support us in achieving our goal of making every day better for the more than two million people living with sight loss across the UK.”

SEE THROUGH SOUND : Friday 14th October 2016 | Cadogan Hall, London, SW1X 9DQ | Doors 6.30pm, Music 7.30pm | Tickets priced £25

BOOK YOUR TICKETS :

www.ticketmaster.co.uk/seethroughsound or call Ticketmaster 0844 844 0444
For accessible tickets please contact the Cadogan Hall Box office on 020 7730 4500

About The Author

Thomas Anderson

Founder and MD of Inclusive Networks. Thomas was Chair of the award winning LGBT network for The Co-operative Group, ‘Respect’ (2011-14). Thomas named the network and designed and managed all of the branding, communications and engagement until he stepped down from the role of Chair in March 2014. He also created the branding, name, was Editor of the quarterly magazine and developed the launch of the UK’s first Inter-Retail LGBT network ‘CheckOUT’. He contributed to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 5 Year review. In recognition of his work in the diversity field he was shortlisted for ‘Diversity Champion of the Year’ at the 2013 European Diversity Awards, shortlisted for ‘Role Model of the Year’ at the 2012 Lesbian & Gay Foundation Homo Heroes Awards and shortlisted for the ‘Positive Action’ award at the 2013 Asian Fire Service Association Fair & Diverse Awards. He also won the 2012 ‘Pride of The Co-operative’ award. He was a judge for Scotland's biggest diversity awards, The Icon Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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