Children's Hospice Appeal Scotland band night
In 2003, I organised a live music event called 'Edinburgh Metal Scene:Uncoverered" which saw a host of local hard rock/heavy metal bands play cover versions of famous songs. The gig was very well attended after a mammoth 3-month promotional push and remains one of the fondest memories I have of playing live music. In our set, we played the following songs:
The Power of Love - Hewie Lewis & The News
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
'The Gremlins' Theme Tune
22 Acacia Avenue/Bohemian Rhapsody (medley) - Iron Maiden/ Queen
God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You - Kiss
The night was an unbelievable success and I was able to make a donation of over £500 to the Children's Hospice Appeal Scotland on behalf of the Edinburgh metal scene community.
The Dogs Trust
In August 2012, to mark 11 years to the day I got my dreadlocks done, I decided to get the cut off and raise money for The Dogs Trust, which is a charity very much close to my heart.
The response was overwhelming and we managed to raise an incredible £625. Not bad for a a mere haircut!
As part of a foodbank awareness and donation drive, we got involved and made a trip to our local superstore and bought as much foodstuffs as we could physically carry.