Wirral band Elbow Jane to perform in aid of Help for Heroes
PUBLISHED: 01:16 22 August 2011 | UPDATED: 19:53 20 February 2013
Wirral band Elbow Jane hope to give forces charity a helping hand WORDS BY Victoria Heneghan
Wirral folk band Elbow Jane will stage their biggest ever gig next month in aid of Help for Heroes.
The five-piece group will play the Floral Pavilion Theatre on September 10th and lead singer Kev Byrne said: Weve really wanted to play this venue for a long time. Whether well be able to fill it is another question but were willing to take that chance.
Kevin launched the band nine years ago with his childhood best friend Richard Woods and for the last six years they have been joined on stage by Joe Topping, Steve Finnigan and Chris Chesters.
The band have played at a series of folk festivals around the country and their new album The Boldest Blood was released this summer.
The album was named after a song written by Joe and Kev said: Joes known for writing emotional songs.
Its about a young woman whose partner has gone to fight in Afghanistan. With the songs content in mind, it just seemed right to support the Help for Heroes charity at our gig in September.
None of us has any connection to anyone in the armed forces but its everywhere you look. Anyone can relate to the stories you find in the newspapers, somehow. Joe wrote a song that people can sympathise with and thats what we want our music to do.
Elbow Jane will be supported at the Floral Pavilion Theatre by legendary Irish musician Andy Irvine and Kev added: The fact our support act is more famous than us is incredible. We just hope people want to come along and help raise money for a well-deserved cause.
For more information and ticket prices, visit www.elbowjane.com.