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DEAF SHEPHERD’S CHARITY CONCERT REPORT

Wow what a fantastic time we had!

On Friday 25th January 2008 at the Maltings Art Theatre in St Albans about two hundred people gathered to see and hear popular St Albans rockers Deaf Shepherd and their support act – young local talent Jenium performing in aid of Motec.

After a fraught and exhausting month of advertising, canvassing and selling the evening all came together at the last moment and both bands played to a packed house!

Jenium opened the show with a strong set of original songs which was received with cheers and energetic applause and demonstrated that they are becoming quite a force to be reckoned with on the local music scene. They were followed by the ‘Sheps’ with a light set of acoustic – based songs featuring the vocal talents of Chris Townsend and the esoteric instrument collection of The Legend (Chuck Silverman).

After a well-earned interval the Sheps took the stage apart with a powerful set of rock covers from the ‘70s to the ‘00s, which really was the cream from their current repertoire, and built the crowd up to a frenzy paying respectful homage to the artists who produced the original songs.

Motec are very, very grateful to the Maltings Art Theatre for supporting, promoting and working this event. The staff were brilliant both before and on the night and made for a very professional event.

A special thank you must go to our special friend Julie Thomas for selling nearly 100 of Motec t-shirts on the night – more than any of us have managed to sell on any prior occasion! Also a big thanks to the ‘delegation’ from St Michael’s School who have been a tower of strength and support to Motec this year.

We don’t know if this size of event could be repeated but, judging by the excellent response, it remains a possibility for the future. Thank you all who came to the event!

Steve

The final amount raised at the Maltings Art Theatre gig is yet to be confirmed, however, it is expected to be in excess of 2000.

The following evening Deaf Shepherd were playing at one of their favourite haunts, The Queens Head Public House in Sandridge, St. Albans, where the landlord Sam, contributed a 50 donation to Motec. Thank you very much indeed for your generosity.

David

Update - News just in.

Money raised, together with the extra donation - and including a further donation of 25 from a regular Deaf Shepherd fan - stands at 2,507. This represents a final tally of 214 tickets sold.

The Stage is Set
The Stage is Set
 
Tune Up Time  
Tune Up Time
Champagne Anyone?
Champagne Anyone?

Jenium
www.lemonrock.com/jenium


www.lemonrock.com/deafshepherd
 


 


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