Musicians and performers varied and sundry brought their contributions to a very pleasant musical evening July 18th 2015. We were raising money to support “Brighton Voices in Exile”.
Performers ranged in age from not actually 6 to not actually 60 and quite a lot in between. There was trance track from DJ Ross the Red, and a sweet rendition of a “Teamwork” song from her school by young Cui Xhang.
Aaron Reeves and Jon Bickley brought rock stardom to the stage with a guitar duo, and Wells-Rayfield renditions of Simon/Garfunkel classics was a great favourite. The closing pieces were some very moving acappella pieces from the very talented Ruthi Muinde, followed by a rocking version of “Johnny B. Goode” from the ensemble.
Mary-Jane Birkett – CEO of Brighton Voices in Exile – gave a brief explanation of the work of the charity. It aims to put humanity back into the process of seeking asylum, which can be a procedure which treats people without compassion.
Find out more about Brighton Voice in Exile here
The evening raised over £120 for the charity. Thanks to all who prepared, brought food, played, tidied up afterwards, attended, and gave generously!