Sounds of Solace present Rock Against Violence 2014
O2 Islington Academy
Thursday 13th November
To raise funds for Solace Women’s Aid and have fun!
Those London Chicks admire the consistent support and assistance Solace Women’s Aid gives to those in need. They are a London based charity, working with over 7,000 women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence each year. Solace provides vital services to support individuals and families from the point of crisis right through to helping them rebuild their lives. They offer a number of services including women’s refuges, counselling services, legal support, family and children’s services and advocacy support and advice, enabling women and their families to take control of their own futures.
Rock Against Violence 2014 is run by a fundraising sub-committee team, comprising of volunteers, and focuses much of its efforts in organising the charity’s flagship event: Rock Against Violence (RAV). For the past three years the event has been successful in gaining widespread acknowledgment across London and raising money for the charity. The event also marks The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25th November (endviolence.un.org)
Charity website: http://www.solacewomensaid.org/
Charity Contact: Keely Khoury tel: 0207 619 1350
Event Website: http://www.rockagainstviolence.org.uk/
Event Contact: Mariette Brethouwer – 07714 089640
For a fourth year running, Rock Against Violence will host an exciting evening of live music., featuring local bands selflessly helping raise much needed funds for Solace Women’s Aid, a leading charity in providing a range of support for women and children who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
PERFORMING LIVE ARE: The Fourfits, four sisters
from Camden perform original rock-dance tracks with four-part harmonies. They are one of 8 winners of Live and Unsigned: Runner up in the Rock and Metal Category. They’ll be joined by DB Cohen, whose producer is legendary Mark ‘SNOWBOY’ Cotgrove. This 6 piece band has a unique sound of indie rock with a touch of blues. Bringing big vocals with grooves you’re going to want to dance to is We Used To Make Things, an 8 piece rock band with big harmonies and impressive vocals. Completing the set and serenading us with evocative melodies are Beatrix Players. This all female trio combine dramatic piano, strong cello and heady vocals. Acoustic folk and pop music to soothe the soul.
HOSTED BY: radio presenter and producer of London Gig Guide ,Tom du Croz
Join the party and enjoy stunning performances performed by local talent , a silent auction, featuring exclusive prizes, a fundraising raffle, and loads more! Tickets are priced at £10 with an option to sponsor the Solace community for £20. Tickets and are available at: Eventbrite, Ticket Web and the O2 Islington Academy website.
Mary Mason, Chief Executive Officer at Solace Women’s Aid added:
“We’ll be Rocking Against Violence on November 13th for four hours filled with great music, raffle prizes and a fantastic auction but it’s shocking to think that in those four hours almost 500 survivors of domestic violence will have called the police in this country to ask for help. It’s a disturbing statistic but the police are called every 30 seconds and as a specialist service we want to be there in London to help keep these women and children safe and recover from the devastating effects of abuse.”
Mary Mason, CEO Solace Women’s Aid.
For more information and a sneak preview of the bands visit rockagainstviolence.org.uk