Cecily Sheppard

PREVIEW: Run Rabbitt Run Presents… @ EBGBS – 17/02/2017

Most us of watch the London Marathon from the comfort of our sofas – pretty chill as far as involvement in exercise goes, and for me that’s stressful enough. But my brave Music Editor counterpart over at LSRadio, Helen, is picking up her running shoes and taking one for the music-loving team by hitting the streets of London to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity close to her heart having lost her dad to cancer four years ago.

But if you know much about the London Marathon, you’ll know that in order to run you have to raise a minimum sponsorship – around £2000! You can donate via Helen’s JustGiving page by clicking here, but Helen is also looking to raise money by holding a charity gig on 17th February in Heebie Jeebies basement: EBGBS. With all proceeds going to such a worthy cause, just £5 is going to put you in the presence of a cracking lineup.

Headlining the evening are Black Pulp, a band edging their way up in the Liverpool music scene and looking set to bring some vibes of indie goodness to this show. At the end of last year they were pulled up by BBC Introducing Merseyside, leading to the quartet throwing their sound around the Cavern Club in Dave Monk’s showcase, so there’s definitely something fab going on here!

There’s also an appearance on the line up from LUNGS, another band on the rise despite only just getting their teeth into the North West music scene. Part of that bubbling of anticipation comes from their line up featuring ex-Courteeners bassist, Mark Cuppello, but despite having only a few shows under their belt, LUNGS have spent timing honing their sound before hitting the stage, and hit the stage they will!

Before all that fun, we’ll be treated to a set from Carnival Club, fresh off their first headline show at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge. The Manchester four-piece take that classic rock n roll sound and throw a spark of their own style at it – it’s youthful, it’s driven, and it’s got heaps of attitude. What’s not to love?

It’s been a little while since we last heard from Venus Demilo, who complete the bill. But rumour has it they’ve got some exciting stuff coming up in 2017, not to mention the new line up that’s given the band’s sound a bit of a shake up since we spoke to them in our last print issue. Dave Monks has also tipped the Liverpool-based quartet as ‘really exciting’ so let’s be honest, you’re going to want to get down nice and early to be sure not to miss a single one of these four stellar sets, aren’t you?

You can find out more about Helen’s charity gig here.

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