Riverside Advice Benefits Gig

Leveret to Perform in Cardiff for the First Time in Special Fund-raising Concert

English folk supergroup Leveret supports Cardiff-based charity, Riverside Advice


Saturday, 5th March 2022, 7:30 pm (doors 6:45 pm)

St John Music, St Johns Church, St John’s Crescent, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1NX

Tickets on sale now from TicketSource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/riverside-advice-ltd


Day, January 2022, CardiffLeveret, featuring award-winning folk musicians Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron, with support from Cardiff-based singer/songwriter Jane Williams, will be performing at a special fund-raising concert in Cardiff on 5th March, 2022, at 7:30 pm, at Canton St John Music. All proceeds from the concert will go to Riverside Advice, a specialist local provider of welfare rights advice services to vulnerable people. Tickets are on sale now from TicketSource.


Kevin Brennan, MP for Cardiff West, said: “Riverside Advice has been providing a vital and valuable service to vulnerable people in my constituency for more than 45 years. This concert is a wonderful way to support their work while enjoying the most sublime music from these captivating performers.”


Barbara Kerridge, Riverside Advice, explained: “93% of our clients are affected by mental health issues, raising over £2,000,000 a year for our clients from our Welfare Rights work and we couldn’t help the number of people we do without the support of our funders, including the University Health Board, British Gas Energy Trust, Access to Justice Foundation, National Energy Saving Trust and Waterloo Foundation. Money raised from this concert will enable us to do even more for the most vulnerable people in this area, and I hope our audience will also get a lot of joy and pleasure from the music. It’s Folk for Folk”


The concert will be Leveret’s first in Cardiff, although they performed in Cardigan when the band first started touring together in 2019. BBC Radio 3’s Verity Sharp describes Leveret as “Three of England’s finest traditional players, weaving exquisite tapestries out of old and new tunes.” The band’s repertoire includes the beautiful Welsh traditional tune The Height of Cader Idris https://youtu.be/B-rZZYsoYtk, which is on the band’s second album, Leveret In the Round.


Background information:


Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. https://leveretband.com/biog


Jane Williams, originally from Cardigan in West Wales but now residing in Cardiff, has been singing since she was 15 and performing on stage, radio and with bands in Welsh and English. She sang on Van Morrison’s album, Roll with the Punches. She sings and plays the ukulele and piano, and performs regularly with a number of artists and bands including , Keith Little Trio, The Skyliners Big Band, Wild Willy Barrett Roaring Touring, as well as her own Jane Williams Jazz Quintet. https://www.janewilliamsmusic.com/about  


Riverside Advice has been providing specialist welfare rights advice services for vulnerable people in Cardiff and the surrounding area since 1975. The organisation secured more than £2.5 million in welfare benefits for its clients in 2020. The Riverside Advice team is currently working on a project supporting people vulnerable to self-harm and suicide. Riverside Advice is a registered charity – Charity No 1100551 https://riverside-advice.co.uk/


Covid-19 Safety Measures: Canton St John Music has put in place Covid-19 safety measures in line with government requirements to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.


Press enquiries: Barbara Kerridge, Riverside Advice, email: Barbara.kerridge@riverside-advice.co.uk, tel: 07913 271275

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