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Huge series of gigs happening in Liverpool to fight homelessness

7 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Huge series of gigs happening in Liverpool to fight homelessness

OASIS guru Alan McGee is teaming up with local bands in Liverpool as part of his new campaign against homelessness.

The music mogul launched a new nationwide campaign called Musicians Against Homelessness earlier this year to raise funds for the homeless charity Crisis.

It is supported by Happy Mondays legend Shaun Ryder, Irvine Walsh, Cast, the Buzzcocks, Black Grape, The Jesus & Mary Chain and hundreds more bands.

Bands here in Liverpool have rallied to the cause.

Mark Ainsworth and Ian McHale the Regional Managers in Merseyside for Musicians Against Homelessness who are organising the events have been inundated with requests from artists to play.

Over 40 bands have been chosen to perform an MAH fund-raising concert here in Liverpool between Friday 23rd September and Sunday 2nd October.

Alan McGee will be attending the District event on Saturday 1st October. He will be getting interviewed by Carl Hunter (The Farm) and the event will be hosted by John Robb (Louder Than War).


Fri 23 Sept


Sun 25 Sept


Sat 1 Oct

Baltic Social

Sun 2 Oct


Sun 2 Oct

Henry Pulp

(DJ Set)

Red Rum Club Mick Clarke

(DJ Set)

Fuss The Boston Shakers
The Haze Black Pulp Oranj Son Hicari The Soul Rays
Lying Bstrds Shakedown Stockholm Youth Hostel


Aztex Xander & The Peace Pirates
Irene & The Disappointments The Pages Weekend Wars Tweeting Jesus Indigo Moon
Fighting Caravans Lags Alias Kid LUNA The Racket
Wild Fruit Art Collective Priestley McGee & Clarke interview with Carl Hunter  

Lucas & King


Kids on Bridges
Ladies The Undecided Timo Tierney

(Tea Street Band)




  The Colour Pit Chris Grant Eleanor Nelly Bathymetry
    Ad Edwards Paige Leslie Futurejack
    Texas Bob Juarez Dusky Grey  
    Hosted by John Robb (Louder Than War)    

Alan McGee said: “I am delighted that bands of this calibre want to be part of this campaign.

“The support in Liverpool has been tremendous and inspiring and it’s fantastic to see so many come forward to take part.

“Although our primary concern is to combat the scourge of homelessness it is vital that the MAH gigs also give up-and-coming combos a chance to play to larger audiences.”

Ed Tait, Director of Fundraising for Crisis, said: “The support of Musicians Against Homelessness comes at an important time. Homelessness is devastating, leaving people vulnerable and isolated. With rough sleeping rising steeply across England, unfortunately our services are all the more important.”

Crisis Chief Executive Jon Sparkes said: “It’s amazing to see Liverpool putting on these Musicians Against Homelessness gigs. Huge thanks to all the bands taking part, and to everyone who goes along to enjoy the music. The money raised will be a great help in our mission to end homelessness”

Across the country over 600 bands will perform at over 100 gigs and festivals throughout September and October.

They are all endorsed by Alan McGee and will be open to all bands and venues who’d like to get involved in their local area.

McGee, who formed Creation Records and manages bands including Black Grape and The Jesus & Mary Chain, said: “We are trying to build a new wave of opportunities for young bands.”

McGee, who slept rough himself before discovering Oasis, went on:

“Due to the eternal gentrification of big cities we are losing music venues all over the country. Without these venues what chance will new bands, especially working class bands, ever have of gaining the oxygen of experience and learning to refine their craft?

“Inner city redevelopment is killing the next generation of musicians, and very soon the working class artists will be written out of the narrative of rock ’n’ roll music.

“Hopefully as well as raising a lot of money for Crisis, this project will give a lot of new bands a chance to play and to exist in a place where they can all shine on.”

Tickets are on sale from The Brink and Probe or you can pay on the door for just £5.

See links below for online tickets…


District – Sat 1 Oct 2016
On Line Ticket link
Facebook Event page link


Magnet – Fri 23 Sept 2016
On Line Ticket link
Facebook Event page link


Magnet – Sun 25 Sept 2016
On Line Ticket link
Facebook Event page link


Magnet – Sun 2 Oct 2016
On Line Ticket link
Facebook Event page link


Baltic Social – Sun 2 Oct 2016
On Line Ticket link
Facebook Event page link



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