Yet Another Grand Night for The Fine Line Project

We’ve had some amazing donations in since the Southampton Cellar gig and third time lucky (with a lot of hard work in between!) we’ve managed to raise another grand total of £1000 for charity. This one’s for Rethink Mental Illness whose front line services and ceaseless campaigning benefit those with mental health issues and their families and carers all over the UK.

We have a lot of people to thank!

TheFineLineProjectRethinkJune2013First up our fantastic line up of artists who together created an evening of entertainment which will go down in history, as anyone who was there will confirm.

Soul star and outstanding singer, performer and songwriter Noah Francis showcased his new album in the headline slot with an amazingly talented band, Pandit Dinesh, John Robertson, Paddy Milner, Peter Hope-Evans and Nihan Redford; Where’s Strutter?‘s Patrick Neville, Lee Broadbent, Dan Green and Josh Leach were utterly awesome and delivered powerful songs and the kind of blistering set which is bound to hurtle them into the biggest musical arenas before long; local singer songwriter Charlotte Campbell charmed everyone with her crystal voice, intelligent songs and engaging manner; and in the opening slot Mog Stanley warmed up the show with his unique blend of blues powered by dynamic guitar playing and one-man band percussion.

Next up big thanks to our fantastic venue The Cellar in Southampton and their team including manager Joe who also DJ’d later on, soundman Pete, Glynn on lights and a great security guy, whose name is to follow.

Huge thanks to Rethink’s Fiona Magor for taking the trip with us down South and Maria in the press office for sterling support.

We were incredibly lucky to have the services of local Prince’s Trust supported photographer Steve Maynard on the night and will be publishing more of his pictures over the coming days.

Thanks to our own always brilliant team of volunteers and faithful supporters including Patrick, Craig, Grace, James and Sue as well as Liam, Angelica, Alex, Stephanie, Sarah and Adam behind the scenes and long term supporters Gerry, Darren and Joe not forgetting the Armadillo Central team.

Special thanks to the equally brilliant team at St Pauls Lifestyle who worked alongside us on the build up as well as on the day and continue to support The Fine Line Project on their site, where we now have LISTED ARTIST status: Rose, Dominique, Angus, Ben, Jessie, Georgia and Jacques. Check their site for special sessions filmed and recorded just before the gig featuring 3 tracks by Noah Francis and his band and also Mog Stanley. To follow, further recordings with Where’s Strutter? and Charlotte Campbell, all in the name of The Fine Line Project and supporting further awareness for mental health charities.

More thanks to Noah Francis’ team including Poorang, Spider and Paddy and Noah himself for generously donating to the funds raised as well as performing for us.

We’re also incredibly grateful for the support of online music blog Ralph’s Life, local press The Daily Echo and Hampshire Chronicle/7 Days, Solent Mind and The Studio Romsey in particular for amazing last minute help with flyer printing. Many local businesses and organisations, too numerous to mention also helped with publicity, Twitter support, poster display and flyers – we hope to get to know you better on the next one. Southampton is one big friendly city and the sun shone all day! We hope to be back before long…

Check back soon for more photos and some reviews and thank you for your support!

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Hampshire Chronicle 7 Days Review

Rethink Benefit 8th June Southampton

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THANKS FOR SPREADING THE WORD – SEE YOU THERE FOR AN EPIC NIGHT OF AWESOME MUSIC

WITH NOAH FRANCIS, WHERE’S STRUTTER?, CHARLOTTE CAMPBELL, MOG STANLEY AND ST PAULS LIFESTYLE IN AID OF RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS.

See previous posts for more details.

June 8th Rethink Benefit at The Cellar Southampton: Press Release

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The Fine Line Project’s Latest Music for Mental Health Benefit – an evening of outstanding sounds in aid of Rethink featuring Noah Francis, Where’s Strutter?, Charlotte Campbell and Mog Stanley

Following a couple of sell out gigs at The Troubadour Club in London, The Fine Line Project are heading South with their music for mental health project and have organised a gig at The Cellar in Southampton in association with cult music site St Paul’s Lifestyle.

The gig which takes place on Saturday 8th June features acclaimed Welsh soul singer Noah Francis, hugely popular Mancunian band Where’s Strutter?, talented up-coming local chanteuse Charlotte Campbell and one-man bluesband Mog Stanley.

Tickets are selling at £8 in advance and £10 on the door. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go to Rethink Mental Illness.

The Fine Line Project is a creative arts initiative supporting awareness and fundraising for mental health charities. The project focuses on great artists and great sounds, all for a great cause. Mental illness affects an astounding one in four with many affected more seriously by the stigma linked to being diagnosed than the actual condition.

Rethink directly supports almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. The charity’s website and helplines give information and advice to 500,000 more and changes policy and attitudes for millions. Rethink’s services, support groups, and members cover every county in England, giving them local insight and helping to spread innovations nationally. All their work is governed by people who have lived through mental illness.

Contact The Fine Line Project for further info.

http://www.rethink.org/

http://www.stpaulslifestyle.com/

http://www.southamptoncellar.com/

BUY TICKETS HERE

June 8th The Cellar Southampton Fine Line Project for Rethink

Here’s the line up in its full glory – another great flyer from Patrick – and a supremely brilliant gig, coming up soon! How can you resist? Get buying tickets now. They’re only £8 up front and every penny is going to a great cause: Rethink Mental Illness.

Thanks for spreading the word!

FEATURING:

Noah Francis, Where’s Strutter?, Charlotte Campbell, Mog Stanley & The Cellar’s resident DJ.

With thanks to The Cellar Southampton and St Paul’s Lifestyle for their support. Here’s the TICKET LINK – ADVANCE TICKETS

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Fine Line Project June 8th: Charlotte Campbell / Mog Stanley

Completing our line up for the Rethink Benefit at The Cellar Southampton on June 8th we have 2 more artists.

Upcoming local talent, Charlotte Campbell, one of the area’s biggest rising stars, is a singer songwriter with a voice exuding warmth and crystal clarity, beautiful melodies and a quirky folk/pop vibe which is already short-circuiting her to success. Charlotte is a graduate of the BRIT school and current scholarship student at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, having won her place through Mayor of London’s Gigs Live competition (Summer 2012). She has just released her new album Blue Eyed Soul featuring this catchy original tune – Quiet Nights:

We’re looking forward to opening the show with the powerhouse that is Mog Stanley’s one-man band, featuring some exceptionally brilliant blues guitar sounds along with his custom designed ‘percussion toe tapping shoe box thingy’. Mog will be releasing new recordings this Summer. We’re also hoping he’ll have a clutch of his recent EPs to bring to the gig including this awesome little track, Tricky Mouth Blues:

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The 8th also features Noah Francis in the headline slot and Where’s Strutter?

The Fine Line Project June 8th: Where’s Strutter? Live

It’s so refreshing to hear a genuinely original band – from the opening bars the echoing sound of Where’s Strutter?’s Long Way Down wraps you in, swirling forth through subtle twists, cascading guitars and an epic solo, all held together by some great drumming and Paddy’s melodic tones. This track sweeps you up, building in and out of massive crescendos in several loops – it’s all there in one song and delivered with palpable pleasure from St Pauls Lifestyle’s studio. This band from Manchester sure are going places; catch them while you can in a smaller venue. Hear them first at Southampton’s Cellar on the 8th with The Fine Line Project. We can’t wait!

Paddy on guitar/vocals, Danny on lead guitar, Broady on drums and Leach on bass, listen up:

Noah Francis to Headline Fine Line Project Southampton

We’re unbelievably excited about our next headline act, the incredibly talented Noah Francis.

We first saw Noah perform last year and were totally blown away by his voice, his songs, his band and his sheer presence on stage. Here’s an artist who certainly knows how to capture and hold his audience’s attention from the subtlest melodic tone to the sheer power of the chorus, all tightly controlled yet delivered with utter ease – electricity unleashed. More about this great singer, his band and new album later.

Meantime a word about our hosts, the fabulous Cellar in central Southampton – we’re looking forward to heading South on June 8th to work with this legendary music venue and their great team. We’ll be promoting the gig, which is in aid of Rethink, in collaboration with another brilliant Southern outfit, St Pauls Lifestyle, the cult music site known for their unstinted support of indie music everywhere. These people have soul! We’re also looking forward to some online support from the one and only Ralph, rock dog par excellence.

Watch this space for the rest of the line up. Meanwhile you can join us on Facebook and Twitter or email to be added to our mailing list.

We did say heading South in June – here’s a suitably sunny shot of Noah and Jamboree, one of his acoustic tracks. Back soon with more news.

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Check Out Our Rethink Cheque!

Today is a momentous day in the UK today with the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act passed, scrapping unfair legislation preventing people with mental health issues from being Company Directors, sitting on a jury or being MPs. Find out more here.  All the more reason to keep on supporting mental health charities!

And so to our latest news – here at last is our beautiful presentation cheque with a BIG UP for ace designer Patrick and Fine Art Solutions who printed it in just one day:

a £1000 cheque for Rethink Mental Illness raised at The Troubadour Club  gig in November 2012!

Time to organise a presentation and hand over the real funds too. We’ll be on Facebook and Twitter about that. Before we sign off for February, a few more thank yous are due to the great artists who sang and played for the cause – give it to them, one more time:

Black River Wild, Mathew Neel, Leslie Mendelson, Dan Beaulaurier and Rogue State.

Not forgetting thanks to our wonderful venue, their brilliant team, our fantastic volunteers and everyone who came along on the night or otherwise contributed.

We’re working on some fresh gigs now and look forward to being back with details of those very soon.

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Photo Call & Thanks: The Fine Line Project Rethink Benefit

Once again, huge thanks to everyone who supported and attended this event!

Biggest thanks to all our artists without whom the evening would not have been possible: DJ Rogue State; headline band Black River Wild‘s Blake Robson, Kester Hynds and Neil Marsh (standing in on drums); Matthew Neel‘s band including Matthew himself, Luke Brighty, Ricky Barber and Jimmy Shoo; Leslie Mendelson; and Dan Beaulaurier. It was a beautiful night filled with beautiful songs. Everyone commented on the brilliant music and the great vibe. What’s more we raised a grand total of £1000 for Rethink Mental Illness. This through ticket sales on the night and subsequent donations. We’ll be presenting the Charity with a cheque in the new year – details will be posted on this page and on Facebook.

Other thanks are due to The Fine Line Project volunteers (Adam, Alex, Grace, Angelica, & James), to The Troubadour Club for hosting the event, especially to Alice for marketing support and volunteering to help on the door (also Moe, Frank, Arren and Gabor + the fabulous dancing waitress) and to Patrick Barthès who created the event graphics and took all the pictures. We’re also grateful to Fine Art Solutions for printing the best quality flyers ever. Online we had brilliant support from Stephanie, Jane, Ralph (le rock dog) and St Pauls Lifestyle, who also donated a goody bag – more news about that soon. Last but by no means least thanks to Marie and her ace publicity team at Rethink Mental Illness and Sam Afhim who spoke on behalf of the Charity on the night.

Sam Afhim from Rethink Mental Illness

Sam Afhim from Rethink Mental Illness

Without further ado, here are our favourite pics from the night.

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24 November 2012 – The Fine Line Project Benefit for Rethink Mental Illness at The Troubadour Club, London

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