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SURPRISE ATTACKS PRESENTS Christmas Charity Show -The Firefly Worcester Friday 12th Dec | Gig Preview

November 24, 2014

 

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CHRISTMAS CHARITY SHOW IN SUPPORT OF WEST MERCIA RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT CENTRE

THIS IS FUNNY. RAPE JOKES AREN’T.

THE FIREFLY, WORCESTER. FRIDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2014.

(MUSIC FROM: ARBOR LIGHTS / HOLY / TRANSMISSIONS / RUSTY KNIVES; STAND UP COMEDY FROM ROGER SWIFT / MIKE CRUMP / KRIS HALL / JOSH PUGH / JOE THOMLINSON)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1544158912493340/

 

LIVE (ORIGINAL) BANDS:

ARBOR LIGHTS  Surprise Attacks are delighted to welcome back one of their favourite bands, ARBOR LIGHTS from Birmingham. Instrumental rock of truly epic proportions, and one of the shining lights of the UK Post Rock Scene. “Stonking…Slow-burning melodies, that evolve into an intense, heady climax are what this band seems to do best, have a listen, it’s great.” – Scene Not Herd http://arborlightsband.co.uk/ http://arborlights.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/arborlightsband

HOLY Locals Holy have been whipping up a storm recently with gigs up & down the country. Hook laden Indie Rock drenched in psychedelia. Charismatic, uplifting and definitely ones to watch. https://www.facebook.com/weareholy https://twitter.com/WE_ARE_HOLY

TRANSMISSIONS Worcester’s Transmissions have forged a soulful & energetic sound & a passionate take on post rock with a definite 90’s DC groove. Recently likened to a mix of At The Drive In, LCD Soundsystem, & a post punk The National, expect both eclectic & hectic. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Transmissions/128670567240481

THE RUSTY KNIVES The Rusty Knives are on a mission to prove to nothing to anyone. Using the sheer power of dumb ass brute force and simplicity, a sophisticated blend of influences is ignored and abused underneath a fearsome racket…….. Worcester’s fierce DIY punk 2 piece return after a triumphant appearance at Worcester Music Festival this year. Raucous grunge with female agit – punk vocals, drum machine and tons of fun. Do not miss this band! https://www.facebook.com/therustyknives

PLUS, the promoters are proud to announce there will be an array of comedy from some of the very best stand ups from the Midlands open mic circuit: ROGER SWIFT, MIKE CRUMP, KRIS HALL , JOSH PUGH plus Worcester’s very own JOE THOMLINSON .There will be a raffle with some awesome prizes, more details TBC. Doors at 8pm £3 Ent

For More Information:

Worcester DIY* music promoters SURPRISE ATTACKS are pleased to bring a Christmas event to the Firefly, Worcester on Friday 12th December. Featuring four of the best from the local music scene and five of the best stand up comedians from the Midlands open mic circuit, you will be spoiled for both tunes and good cheer in equal measure. And all the more so as this will be a very special charity event in support of a very important local cause.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave you will have noticed that attitudes towards sexual assault – already taking a dive back into dark Benny Hill territory in an age of Robin Thicke – have been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons: Dapper Laughs. Julien Blanc.  The fact that one of these has had his career ended and the other denied access to the UK is perhaps a sign that not everyone thinks rape jokes are funny.

This festive extravaganza will be in support of the WEST MERCIA RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT CENTRE – and all money raised will go directly to supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Sian Patterson, Policy and Sustainability officer at West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) said:  “WMRSASC is a voluntary service that has been providing free, confidential and non-judgemental support, since 1986, for survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence or abuse, either recent or historic. Between last April and March this year 853 new clients accessed the centre for face to face support. The numbers continue to rise year on year. This show will help us both raise vital funds for the continuation of our service whilst raising awareness of issues surrounding sexual violence.

Surprise Attacks co-founder Chris Burton said: “We are very proud to put this show on in support of a local service that we believe is vital, and that remains underfunded. All four bands are excellent, and we’re really excited to work with some of the brightest lights of the underground comedy scene. The local business community has already provided some awesome prizes to be raffled on the night – and further support or donations are very welcome. Most of all though, come down to the Firefly and have a dance – and a laugh- with us on the 12th December. This will be special

 For more information about the West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (registered charity no 1136677) please contact Sian Patterson, Policy & Sustainability Officer, email: sian.patterson@wmrsasc.org.uk or call 01905 611655

www.wmrsasc.org.uk / Helpline: 01905 724514

 *SURPRISE ATTACKS is a 100% not-for-profit music promoter, record label and vinyl distributor. SURPRISE ATTACKS have put on 23 shows since forming in May 2013, and are dedicated to bringing the best underground music (loosely known as punk) to their town – and working in partnership with the wider music and arts community to provide a sustainable platform for local bands old and young. All profits from shows (apart from charity benefit shows) go direct to bands

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