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Macmillan brings music to my ears (in Digbeth)
Thursday 15th December 2010 saw the Wagon and Horses pub, Adderly Street Digbeth, play host to the fundraising event Music for Macmillan. £1 before 9pm and £2 thereafter, the night saw local Birmingham talent playing across a variety of musical genres to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The venue, located in Birmingham’s most vibrant of high streets – Digbeth, plays host to variety of top class eclectic events, and Music for Macmillan was no exception.
Founded in 1911 by Douglas Macmillan following the death of his father from the disease, Macmillan Cancer Support has grown to become the charity it is today – the largest cancer care and support charity in the UK. They work to provide practical, medical and financial support to help improve the lives of those affected by cancer.
The night of the 15th featured music to please the ears of the most discerning music fan, with music ranging from light acoustic to heavy metal rock. There was even a cover of Rage Against the Machine’s politically charged, Killing In the Name (much to my delight). Angel – one of the event organisers – set up the event not only to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support but also to showcase some unsigned musicians around Birmingham. Performing artists included Tyler Markovic, James O’Gorman and Tim Fletcher (acoustic), and live acts included The Check, Second Side Down and Brutal Alignment.
On the night, the talent was out in force, with bands keeping us entertained well beyond the 8pm official starting time. The music to my ears was made even sweeter when the entrance fee was raising money for such a worthy cause, and once the live music was over, the DJs stepped in to make it a night to remember, all in the interest of charity.