Help Spread the Love
MOST bands try to make as much money as they can when they begin their music career.
But retro group The Beth Oliver Band don’t have any qualms about giving away a portion of their profits to others.
The six-piece group will donate 40p from the sales of their first single Love to the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK and the Portsmouth Foyer, in Landport, which provides shelter for homeless people under the age of 25.
The band, which has only been performing at venues for six months, originally wanted to give the money to their promoter Love Southsea.
But the two groups got together and decided the money would be better spent on the worthy causes instead.
Love Southsea has decided to support both charities at its huge annual fun day, which will take place at Castle Field, Southsea, on Saturday, July 8.
The Beth Oliver Band – named after vocalist Beth Oliver, 23, from Fratton – will headline the spectacle and perform their new single as well as other tracks from their new album Love.
The band’s rhythm guitarist Rob Turner, 53, from Tipner, said they weren’t in it for the money.
‘We’re in it for the fun,’ Mr Turner said.
‘Plus we wanted to help these charities through the sales of Love because the song is about reaching out to others and feeling positive.
‘It just felt like the right thing to do. We wanted to make a feelgood song that would capture the mood of the summer in 1976.’
Louise Whitmore, who runs Love Southsea, said: ‘This is a completely unselfish act.
‘It’s amazing that the band want to give something back to the community.
‘I haven’t heard of a local act doing this before.
‘They’re a fantastic bunch of people and their style is so unique. It’s a cross between The Monkees and The Beatles. Beth has such a distinctive voice.’
Miss Oliver said: ‘I want to make other people’s wishes come true.
‘Mine has already come true because people have come to see me sing. It’s a feeling you can’t describe.’
The band will also be the opening act at Victorious Vintage, a two-day festival marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee which will be held at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on June 3 and 4. The band’s new track Love will be available to buy for 79p on iTunes from May 11.
The track will be available on all major download sites three weeks afterwards.
SOURCE – THE PORTSMOUTH NEWS - http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/lifestyle/the-guide/gigs-music-and-reviews/band-hope-sales-of-single-will-help-spread-the-love-1-3811918
Summer 2012 in good old Blighty is going to be one to remember! Not only do we have the Olympics but also the Queens diamond jubilee.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have teamed up with local companies Love Southsea & Southsea Boutique Market to bring you a massive FREE event named ‘Victorious Vintage’.
The FREE event over the bank holiday weekend of 2nd & 3rd June 2012 will play host to an array vintage stalls, performances, cinema showings and of course the main stage feature acts.
BRITPOP stars The Lightning Seeds will headline the two-day festival to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Other acts confirmed include bands Dodgy, The Silver Beatles, The Bog Rolling Stones and Mark Morriss, former singer with The Bluetones.
Louise Whitmore, owner of Love Southsea, said: ‘There will be vintage stalls and lots of live music. This is going to be amazing and the best thing is it’s all free!’
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard approached the team behind ‘Victorious Vintage’ after their successful collaboration for the hugely popular Victorian Festival of Christmas, an event that sees the dockyard entertain on average 28,000 visitors.
The team assisted by Ben Mills, James Ralls and Andy Marsh, owners of Little Johnny Russell’s, have worked tirelessly over the past months to arrange entertainment over the weekend including live music from bands and DJs, screenings of films from various eras in the dockyards unique cinema No6, unique vintage sellers and visitors can look forward to vintage clothes stores and characters from different decades walking through the dockyard in costume to add to the atmosphere.
This is the perfect time to have a wonderful celebratory fun-filled festival as there will be two bank holidays on the Monday and Tuesday straight afterwards so plenty of time to recover from all the excitement!
The festival runs from 10am to 10pm over the weekend.
Entrance is free for the festival, but standard ticket charges for dockyard attractions will still apply.
For more information or to help support the event as a local business please get in contact with the team using the links below -