The Bataclan memorial charity will benefit from a punk rock evening

THE Nick Alexander Music Trust, a musical charity created following the Bataclan terrorist attack in Paris, is holding its tour at The Joiners on March 16.

The trust has teamed up with Xtra Mile Recordings, home to charity patron Frank Turner, to bring music lovers four brilliant new bands for ten years.

The event is set to feature the best in punk rock party music courtesy of Essex’s Pet Needs, alternative rock noisemakers Ghosts of Men, melodic indie grunge trio BERRIES and Riot Folk mainstay Henshaw.

Renowned for their explosive live performances, Pet Needs are attracting attention in all the right places, including from Steve Lamacq who called them “scrunchy melodic rock and roll…up my street”. Their Frank Turner-mastered debut album “Fractured Party Music” saw them tour to increasingly larger venues across the country.

Johnny Marriott of Pet Needs told the Daily Echo: “The Nick Alexander Music Trust does an amazing job donating musical material to amazing charities and community projects across the country. As a former youth worker, I understand the value of creativity in youth work and have also seen how many of these projects have to work with minimal resources.

“The NAMT on the Road tour works in two ways. One, it raises money for amazing causes and two, it gives musicians like me the opportunity to tour again after the pandemic. The ultimate win-win!”

Proceeds from the show will be donated to the UK registered charity which provides grants for musical instruments and equipment to small charities and disadvantaged community groups across the UK. It was created in memory of Nick Alexander who was killed in 2015 while touring with Eagles of Death Metal.

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