Last Saturday’s gig at Zac’s Place with Martyn Joseph and Bob Harris proved to be a magical night of stories, songs and generosity.
Serving as the conclusion of six months of highlighting our cause at his concerts around the world, Martyn was able to present us with a cheque for £16,000 from his Let Yourself Trust
. This money had been raised by donations from his fans and supporters on both sides of the Atlantic. We are the third project the Trust has supported and we cannot express in a few words what this kind of gift to a small operation like ours means.
The concert itself was a whole lot more than a cheque presentation though. Martyn’s exquisite performing skills and punchy lyrical journeys alongside Bob’s anecdotes from a life time of broadcasting and friendship with so many of the most significant music makers of the last 50 years – Springsteen, Lennon, Bolan, Plant to name just a few, made it a night to remember.
The packed house of 120 music lovers did not miss the significant threads of common ground as Bob has championed the cause of lesser known musos giving them radio play, Martyn often choosing to highlight matters of injustice that miss the headlines and our efforts to support those who slip through the nets of mainstream support.
It was great to see the natural interaction between Martyn and Bob, clear evidence of a very deep mutual respect and warmth for each other and no surprise that Bob should choose to be patron of LYT.
It was a mammoth effort to clear the decks and transform our space back into a performance venue, but as always Zac’s volunteers are the best & everything came together.
Our deepest thanks to Martyn, Bob and the supporters of Let Yourself Trust for their support and standing with us. This gift enables us to have confidence and financial security to move forward with new ideas that will support our community better.
Enjoy these photos!
Picture Credits – Alastair Gray, (above)
Others – Bob Harris, Sean Stillman, Justine Ferland