I’m breaking my blog silence (such a busy summer) with A Peaceful Noise.
The wonderful event was organised by the family of Nick Alexander, the Eagles of Death Metal merchandise manager who lost his life that fateful night in the Bataclan a year ago.
It was an utterly joyous occasion, honestly I’ve never laughed so much at a gig before, when you scroll down and see the amusing juxtaposition of talented artists who lent their music to the night you will see why.
What a perfect way to face tragedy, with music that unites and laughter.
The line up included Fran Healy, Gaz Coombes, Chas & Dave, Frank Turner, Jesse of Eagles of Death Metal and Maxïmo Park. They all contributed not only their music but also inspirational words about how music brings people together and can be an escape from our troubles.
The night ended with an eclectic supergroup rendition of Rockin’ in the Free World. A perfect choice.