Article published: Friday, July 3rd 2015
A fundraiser at Sacred Trinity church on Thursday 16 July will see all-female acts perform to raise money for Amnesty International and Women’s Aid.
Acoustic Amnesty return to Salford after the last benefit saw a selection of all-male solo singers and poets take to the stage, coming to a very enjoyable conclusion with a communal version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.
On the bill this time are songwriters Little Sparrow, Tracey Browne, Raevennan Husbandes and Becca Williams and and performance poets Louise Fazackerley and Rose Condo. The musicians will all be on stage together and will perform solo, duets and as an acoustic supergroup.
Steven Lindsay has been organising these events since June 2013, with this month’s gig being the fifth fundraiser. Asked why he opted for an all-female bill, he said: “Because of illness we had an all-male cast at the last Acoustic Amnesty so we decided on an all-female one this time. Women’s Aid was therefore a natural choice.” He also said of the performers: “I’ve seen them perform before and they are all excellent. The singers have worked together and will perform together on the night.”
The gig will be seated and totally unamplified, with the organisers hoping to utilise the venue’s natural acoustics. There will be a well-stocked bar in a separate room to the performers.
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