Perth Live: Perth Against Racism set to host charity music night


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On May 4th Perth Against Racism will host charity music night at Perth Civil Service Club to raise money for two charities, Safe Passage and Perth & Kinross Community of Sanctuary.

Perth Against Racism formed when the Scottish Defence League decided to march through Perth in September of last year under the pretence they were championing our car parking spaces. Like-minded folks from around Perthshire, who saw through the facade, came together to organise a counter demo to show solidarity with the everyone in the Perth community – regardless of race or religion. Hundreds of people showed up to stand alongside one and other and they are now known as the collective Perth Against Racism.

Due to the success and support of the counter demo the group has continued to thrive and has been promoting diversity and positivity in Perthshire ever since. Perth Against Racism have now decided to host a live charity music night in aid of two incredible charities.

Four on the Fourth will take place on May 4th at The Civil Service Club to raise funds for Safe Passage and Perth & Kinross Community of Sanctuary. Safe Passage reunite unaccompanied refugee children with their families and Perth & Kinross Community of Sanctuary offer practical help to refugees who move into the area.

Cat MacKay, Perth Against Racism said: “These children are living in desperate conditions and are vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and are being denied the chance of a loving home and an education. We believe every child in the world has the right to be safe.” 

Four incredible local bands have stepped up to play at the Charity event: The Kalaharis, The Sandemans, Cover Daddy & Real Life Entertainment. The Kalaharis have only just finished up touring playing at Broadcast, Sneaky Pete’s, The Green Room & Conroys Basement. Their new single ‘promises’ is out now which you can catch on Spotify. 

As we know The Sandemans have been very busy having just released the artwork for their new album, which is out this summer (it is exactly how they described it in our interview!). They are also gearing up to play with The Frontiers at O2 ABC Glasgow on May 11th – tickets still available for this one!

Newly reformed Cover Daddy are a Scottish cover band who, I am being told, will play a wild range of genres from 60’s to present day floor filler anthems. They are also looking forward to a series of shows coming up in the Dundee area at the end of April and throughout May – keeping very busy!

Perth’s favourite jet setters Real Life Entertainment are also on the bill. RLE have just finished whizzing around the UK on tour with Cabbage. They now have a series of Scottish shows lined up including the highly anticipated hometown gig at The Twa Tams on April 28th (we’ll be there!). Their new EP Stone Me/Skeleton Party is out now which you can listen to on any of the major streaming platforms.

All of the bands are playing for free to support the cause with Perth UHI donating all of sound equipment for the night – I am also led to believe there will be a few more surprises on the night. Local businesses have generously rallied together to donate raffle prizes for the night as well! The whole evening is shaping up to be brilliant, raising money for an incredible cause and getting to have a boogie at the same time (what’s not to love?). This one is not to be missed so make sure to grab your tickets from Blend Coffee Lounge or online at https://4on4th.eve/

Kudos to the team behind this crackin’ event – i’ll see you there.

Over 18s Only | £7 | 7pm Kick-off
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