“Tune into Autism” with PLUM, SOLAREYE and GEORGIA SMITH
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh - Wednesday 29th May
Continuing on the success of Scottish Autism’s “Tune Into Autism” initiative in 2012, a new series of gigs for 2013 are kicking off all over Scotland. The May event at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh will feature Ralph's favourite Plum, aka Shona Maguire, the multi-talented songwriter and producer who has recently won the Scottish Alternative Music Award for best electronic artist.
Plum is renowned for her quirky, touching and intricate sounds, created using a combination of samplers, synth, keyboard, bass, guitar and voice which has earned her a loyal following throughout the UK and Europe.
The second act of the evening is Solareye, the highly entertaining frontman from another of Ralph's favourites StanleyOdd (guess who got my vote in the SAY Awards this year), who applies his hilarious and thought provoking Scottish rap and hip-hop to focus on political and social issues.
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £7 and can be bought from Ticketweb, 01259 720044 (Scottish Autism) or at the door and all profits will go to Scottish Autism for music therapy.
Tune into Autism is an initiative that raises funds for music therapy and is spearheaded by four volunteers (Hannah Currie, Angus McGuire,Leanne Mabberley and Ian Harrower). After a hugely successful launch in 2012 the team are rolling out class acts for the forthcoming year in order to support Scottish Autism's on-going music therapy programmes.
Carolyne Nurse, Fundraising Manager for Scottish Autism said, “We are delighted that the Tune into Autism programme is so successful and huge thanks must go to the hard-working volunteeers and musicians who understand how important and beneficial music therapy is to those on the autistic spectrum. These events raise much needed funds for music therapy and help to increasing awareness and understanding of autism."
Further “Tune Into Autism” gigs are being planned this year which include Falkland Village Hall in July and The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh in October.