“I’m really excited to be involved with the #ILoveLive prize draw which launches today to raise vital funds for all the unsung heroes who work behind the scenes in the live music industry. I am giving away one of my gold Fender Stratocasters to benefit the UK music industry. This guitar can be yours for just a fiver so to be in with a chance of winning, enter here !” ~ PETE TOWNSHEND
Pete Townshend is raising money for stage crew charity Stagehand’s #ILoveLive campaign, which is providing financial help for all UK stage crew who are in the greatest need. Stage crew seem to be the forgotten ones in the current pandemic. They’re the unsung heroes of the live entertainment world. Without them shows just couldn’t happen.
The impact of Covid-19 has been devastating for the whole music industry but particularly for the stage techs, sound engineers, guitar techs, keyboard techs, drum techs, stage managers, production managers, tour managers and other live support personnel who make shows possible.
With no shows since March, crews’ income has been slashed, with many finding that they are ineligible for any kind of government financial aid. Many are in desperate need and most are sitting with mental health issues.
Let’s help raise some money to support them this winter. It could literally save lives.
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Pete playing the gold Fender Stratocaster during ‘The Seeker’ at Wembley on 6 July 2019. Photo © William Snyder
Pete playing the gold Fender Stratocaster at Wembley on 6 July 2019. Photo © William Snyder