Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.
*** Please note I am also running another fundraising page during 2008 for the Donna Louise Trust They provide a children's hospice service for Staffordshire and South Cheshire incorporating respite and palliative care, both in a hospice setting, and at home, for children who suffer from illnesses which mean they may not reach adulthood. I have chosen this charity as I originally come from the Potteries and want to support a local charity during 2008***
As it is my 40th birthday in 2008 I thought a novel way to raise funds would be to have bands/authors I have enjoyed so far in my life and have them kindly plug this fundraising page for donations to their fans (be it through a gig, email newsletter, etc) to this worthy charity who help people through music.
Please support the bands/authors who have supported my fundraising efforts by going to one of their events or buying their music or books -please visit them all :)
This classic song 'Magic Power' by TRIUMPH says it all about the power of music.
ROBERT RANKIN author of many fabulous books (everyone should read all of his Brentford trilogy books and 'The Toyminator').
ROBIN GEORGE has had solo success with 'Dangerous Music' (and the classic single 'Heartline'). More recently he has been a member of Damage Control who fetaure Spike (The Quireboys), Pete Way (UFO) & Chris Slade (Asia/Uriah Heep). Damn fine blues rock! He has donated signed CD's for EBay.
CHRISTOPHER FOWLER author of urban unease, dark comedy, mystery & horror. Try his excellent Bryant & May mysteries or one of his dark short stories collections, the latest of which 'Old Devil Moon' is out now. Not to mention his classic 'Roofworld' which introduced me to this very talented and enjoyable author.
THE HEAL are a west London based modern rock band. Like the FOO FIGHTERS but better!
CREDO UK based progressive rock band and check out their superb 'Rhetoric'.
UFO are one of best hard rock bands around, enjoying major success in the 70's they are still going strong today. Their latest album 'The Monkey Puzzle' is a 'must have'.
WAYSTED formed by UFO bass player PETE WAY are back with original vocalist FIN. Their latest album 'The Harsh Reality' is a cracking slice of good time rock 'n' roll. (Grab a copy of their 'Save Your Prayers' album which features a certain young DANNY VAUGHN on vocals)
MITCH MALLOY Great solo artist & songwriter, he's had hit albums in the US plus top 20 singles and is now busy getting ready to release a new album.
LEC ZORN who plays classic AOR/melodic rock and he will be plugging this website on his website and MySpace.
Personal message from Lec - "Jason, thanks so much for the mention and to all who read this, I enthusiastically endorse Jason's charity. I've always known that melodic rock has the power to change people's lives in positive ways but I've never seen anyone put it in action like this! I applaud Jason's efforts and I hope it inspires many others to follow suit!"
VINNIE MOORE is currently guitarist with UFO and check out his solo albums plus he's played with many other rock legends including ALICE COOPER.
The HEAVY METAL KIDS are still going strong and you must grab a listen to their 'Hit The Right Button' CD - pure class.
The TAZ TAYLOR BAND feature guitar wizzard TAZ TAYLOR and the band's recent album features former RAINBOW/MSG vocalist GRAHAM BONNET.
Rock journalist DAVE LING is a legend and inspiration to all budding rock journos worldwide. He currently writes for 'Classic Rock' magazine and has previously contributed to 'Kerrang!', 'Metal Hammer', 'RAW' and many more.
DAVE BURN plays in a UFO tribute band called UUFO plus he has released a string of solo albums.
TEN YEARS AFTER are one of the seminal 70's rock bands and they are stil going strong today featuring original members Leo Lyons, Ric Lee, and Chick Churchill plus Joe Gooch on guitars.
NEWMAN is the band of Steve Newman, a very talented hard rock/AOR singer/songwriter and he kindly plugged this site in November as part of his website relaunch. (Check out his new CD 'Primitive Soul')
CHRIS SINGLETON plugged this page on Saturday 24th Nov via his blog (Chris is a very talented singer/songwriter who compses pop rock gems - check out his song 'Get Up' for proof)
BERNIE TORME & GMT plugged this site at the following gigs during Nov/Dec at York, Bury, Swansea & London (GMT are ex-Gillan members BERNIE TORME & JOHN MCCOY along with drummer ROBIN GUY. They play hard rock with a little punk edge - get their suberb debut album, one of the strongest debuts by any band in many a year)
GLYDER plugged this page on Friday 18th January when they launched their new album, 'Playground For Life' at the Sugar Club, Dublin. (Glyder are the natural successors to the mighty THIN LIZZY and are one of the best new bands out there who mix the clsssic 70's rock sounds into their own modern hard rock style)
LION MUSIC record label will kindly plug this page on their My Space site and newsletters plus sone of their artists have kindly agreed to help out. Lion Music is home to HOUSE OF SHAKIRA, AWAKE, MILAN POLAK, SUN CAGED & many more.
RHODE ISLAND RED (featuring NIKK GUNNS) will plug this page on thier MySpace site.
A BIG thanks to BATTTTTTY for helping with many of the artists above. Check out one of her websites here
I am also raising funds via EBay for the Nordoff-Robbins charity (charity auctions are marked by a ribbon) and you can view the latest ones here Charity EBay auctions
Total raised via EBay so far = £13.04
To find out more on why I chose these bands please hop over to this forum
The PayPal donors... Chris Singleton, Michael Eaton
What is music therapy?
“The overall aim of music therapy is to actively engage individuals in their own growth, development and behavioural change and for them to transfer musical and non-musical skills to other aspects of their life, bringing them from isolation into active participation in the world. We create music through improvisation or composition specifically to meet the needs and capabilities of our clients”.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: The Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
So please sponsor me now!
Many thanks for your support.