Fresh from rave critical reviews of their new album ‘Dangerous Minds’, central Scotland four piece the Media Whores are taking time out to play a charity fundraiser for Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA).
The album which scored 9/10 from music industry magazine Vive le Rock, will form the cornerstone of their set to raise money to help support the work of the charity, the only one in the country supporting families living with the degenerative neurological condition Huntington’s disease (HD).
The band regularly gig up and down the UK and supported The Damned at the 02 Academy last year. Dangerous Minds is the third studio release from the outfit who have been compared by the national music press as a post punk alternative to mainstream musical thinking.
Lead singer Craig Anderson said:
‘We are always keen to use our music to give something back. SHA is a fantastic charity that does so much to make lives easier for the people and families impacted by this cruel condition. It’s a great cause and will be a great night with the bonus of hearing tracks from our new album live.’
Dangerous Minds is available through online music platforms and selected retailers
HD is an incurable genetic brain disorder that usually starts between the ages of 35 and 45 years. It begins with personality changes that can make those diagnosed aggressive, anxious and depressed. The disease progresses slowly, with changes to muscle control that gradually takes away mobility and the capacity to talk. As it progresses those affected will need 24 care. It is also hereditary with each child of those diagnosed at 50% risk developing the disease.
SHA supports families living with HD through a team of HD specialist, the world’s only HD youth support and a financial wellbeing helpdesk. The disease affects around 1100 individuals in Scotland with around 5000 potentially at risk.
The Media Whores will be supported by up and coming Glasgow five piece Flying by Mirrors. All proceeds will be split between Scottish Huntington’s Association and Diabetes UK.
Organiser and SHA community fundraising officer Linda Winters said:
‘This is the first time we have organised a fundraising charity gig and I would encourage people to come along and hear a talented line up of live music. The night will raise much needed funds for two great causes.’
The fundraising gig is at Finn’s Place, 167 Ledard Road, Glasgow on Friday, October 28. Tickets £7 on the door or from firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Media Whores by Stuart Westwood Photography