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Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy presents a one-off acoustic set at the Astoria on Sunday 30th September. Musicians and bands spanning the last 30 years will come together for this special performance. The first confirmed acts include The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess, Paul Weller, Candie Payne, a rare appearance from Dee C Lee and Ocean Colour Scene.Tickets are on sale from Friday 10 August and are priced at £35. They are on sale at the venue and here.
All proceeds from the gig will go direct to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, the largest music therapy charity in the UK, and will help them to provide over 30,000 music therapy sessions every year across the UK. The Astoria and the artists are giving their time to the charity free of charge and other costs are being met by the support of sponsors, including Gibson Guitars. Tim Burgess commented 'I’m really happy to be involved with a cause that believes that music is as powerful as I believe it to be'
About Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy (Registered Charity Number 280960)
The Nordoff-Robbins approach to music therapy developed from the pioneering work of Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins in the 1950/60s. It is grounded in the belief that everyone can respond to music, no matter how ill or disabled. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy uses musical co-improvisation to help improve the quality of life for children and adults. The unique qualities of music as therapy can enhance communication, support change, and enable people to live more resourcefully and creatively.
Pauline Etkin, Managing Director of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, said: 'The artists and venue deserve a huge thank you for giving up their valuable time to support us. I hope that by supporting Nordoff-Robbins they feel that they are giving something through the healing power of music to those children and adults who struggling with the effects of disabilities, illness and trauma.' "