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Brit Floyd play Barrett songs live in link with mental health charity Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 19 April 2012

Syd Barrett - Squeaky Gate charityTribute band Brit Floyd, who are starting the UK leg of their A Foot In The Door world tour next month, are working with creative mental health charity Squeaky Gate to help promote and raise money for them at all of its future shows. To help launch the new relationship a collective of Squeaky Gate musicians will join Brit Floyd live on stage in London, Birmingham and Cambridge to perform a selection of Syd Barrett songs, especially prepared for the shows.

The Squeaky Gate charity is supported by Rosemary Breen, the sister of Pink Floyd co-founding member Syd Barrett, and uses the transformational effects of music to help people who have mental health issues. Rosemary said, "I have been a trustee and actively involved with Squeaky Gate since its inception. It offers life changing opportunities for people with both mental health issues and those at risk of social or economic exclusion. Syd would have loved the original and sometimes experimental ways in which Squeaky Gate offers a safe haven, where it is possible to explore creativity through music and performance. The opportunity for the Squeaky Gate musicians to perform Syd's songs live, with Brit Floyd, is fantastic!"

Damian Darlington, Brit Floyd's musical director, said, "Without Syd there would have been no Pink Floyd. His impact both musically and inspirationally cannot be overstated. Our association with Squeaky Gate and its objectives are really exciting. We all want to help in whatever way we can to raise awareness and support fundraising."

Tickets for the shows are selling quickly, based on enthusiastic word of mouth for last year's shows. You can get them now through these direct links at Ticketmaster UK, Seetickets, and other normal agents.

Here's where you can catch the band:

    Wed 2nd May - Llandudno Venue Cymru - 01492 872000
    Fri 4th May - Dublin The O2 - 0818 719 300
    Sat 5th May - Belfast Waterfront - 028 9033 4455
    Mon 7th May - London Royal Albert Hall, plus special guests Squeaky Gate - 0845 401 5045
    Tue 8th May - Reading Hexagon - 0118 960 6060
    Wed 9th May - Oxford New Theatre - 0844 871 3020
    Thu 10th May - Birmingham NIA, plus special guests Squeaky Gate - 0844 3388000
    Sat 12th May - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena - 029 20 22 44 88
    Sun 13th May - High Wycombe Swan - 01494 512000
    Mon 14th May - Manchester Bridgewater Hall - 0161 907 9000
    Wed 16th May - Leicester De Montfort Hall - 0116 233 3111
    Thu 17th May - Gateshead The Sage - 0191 443 4661
    Fri 18th May - Aberdeen Music Hall - 01224 641122
    Sat 19th May - Glasgow SECC - 0844 395 4000
    Mon 21st May - York Barbican - 0844 854 2757
    Tue 22nd May - Scunthorpe Baths Hall - 0844 854 2776
    Thu 24th May - Sheffield City Hall - 0114 2789 789
    Fri 25th May - Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall - 01892 530613
    Sat 26th May - Brighton Centre - 0844 847 1515
    Sun 27th May - Norwich Theatre Royal - 01603 63 00 00
    Tue 29th May - Torquay Princess Theatre - 0844 871 3023
    Wed 30th May - Truro Hall for Cornwall - 01872 262466
    Fri 1st June - Portsmouth Guildhall - 023 9282 4355
    Sat 2nd June - Cambridge Corn Exchange, plus special guests Squeaky Gate - 01223 357 851
    Sun 3rd June - Bristol Colston Hall - 0117 922 3686
    Tue 5th June - Poole The Lighthouse - 0844 406 8666
    Wed 6th June - Dartford Orchard Theatre - 01322 220000
    Thu 7th June - Bradford St. Georges Hall - 01274 432000
    Sat 9th June - Malvern Forum Theatre - 01684 892 277
    Sun 10th June - Milton Keynes Theatre - 0844 871 7652
    Thu 21st June - Isle Of Wight Festival - 08444 99 99 55
    Fri 22nd June - Salisbury City Hall - 01722 434 434
    Sat 23rd June - Newtown Theatre Hafren - 01686 614 555
    Sun24th June - Shrewsbury Theatre Severn - 01743 281 281
    Tue 26th June - Blackpool Opera House - 01253 629 600
    Wed 27th June - Whitehaven Civic Hall - 01946 514 960
    Thu 28th June - Inverness Eden Court Theatre - 01463 234 234
    Fri 29th June - Perth Concert Hall - 01738 621 031
    Sat 30th June - Dunfermline Alhambra Theatre - 01383 740 384
    Mon 2nd July - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - 0151 709 3789
    Tue 3rd July - Swindon Wyvern Theatre - 01793 524 481
    Wed 4th July - Basingstoke The Anvil - 01256 844 244
    Thu 5th July - Ulverston Coronation Hall - 01229 587 140
    Sat 7th July - London Hampton Pool Summer Picnic

For more information on the band themselves, visit Britfloyd.com. For more on the charity, their aims, and their activities, visit SqueakyGate.org.uk.

 
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