This Christmas, Paul and Jacqui are teaming up with Trade Unionists to provide a little bit of help for those who make our world a better place. People who go that extra yard in hard times; people who campaign for change, people who are not bullied into silence by austerity and hardships. People who stand up to bullies.
On 12th December 2014, Paul and Jacqui will perform at Manchester Academy 2 along with Golinski Brothers and The Lottery Winners.
We are asking that people who attend the gig bring along a non-perishable food item that we can then give to the Food Banks to distribute at Christmas. A bag of rice, a tin of beans, some toothpaste a deodorant- simple things that people need but are finding it hard to provide for themselves or their families as the Tory government and their allies cut further into the working class by cutting jobs and benefits to help provide tax cuts to their mates.
The monies raised will go to education and campaign projects that fight racism, to help and educate people most vulnerable.
Tickets are £20 and can be booked here:
Surfing the New Wave of the late seventies, Golinski Brothers were part of the deeply ironic PunkBrighton scene. Blending soul sax riffs with punk sensibilities, reggae seasoning, a dash of power pop and thirties cabaret, plus anything else bright and shiny they found lying around and fancied, Golinski Brothers played support to Clash, whose singer, Joe Strummer, described them as 'the Amen Corner of the Eighties'.
John Peel, another ardent admirer, described their best known recording, Bloody, as being '...the best record in the world...' and proclaimed that '...people have been awarded the OBE for less, a lot less”.
Film historian and news curator Luke McKernan asked of the opening lines of the song -
Veterans of many Rock Against Racism and Anti-Nazi League gigs, the six piece band are now embarking on their farewell tour, and the set at Academy 2 is likely to be their last ever live performance.
The Lottery Winners
Born in Salford and raised on romance, The Lottery Winners can be found at the exact midpoint between the North West’s dual musical Meccas of Manchester and Liverpool. Though Liverpool and Manchester have claimed many a legendary artist as their own, more often than not they hailed from somewhere betwixt the two, somewhere beneath Blake’s ‘dark satanic mills’, somewhere in Lancashire, somewhere called Leigh. The birthplace of Georgie Fame and the Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley, Leigh has done it again, spawning the best live band to emerge from the North-West in a generation:The Lottery Winners.