An All-Day Jamathon will be taking place on Saturday 7 July, raising money for LARF!
Toast Bar in Falmouth holds a regular jam session on a Tuesday night, called Jam on Toast, obviously, and this is an extension of that.
Regular players at Jam on Toast include Russell Gibson and Dixie Van Hoorn, who have raised money for LARF before, at Jacob’s Ladder, but they’re hoping to raise even more money this time.
Musician and songwriter Russell Gibson first decided to help LARF after he met one of the founders, Gillian Morgan, at an event in Cornwall and heard about her daughter’s fight against cancer. Russell knew that Cornish brewer Skinners were known for supporting charities and applied to them to sponsor the event on 7 July.
The Jamathon Toast event aims to give all proceeds to LARF, with support from the venue who will be giving a free drink to each of the players. Each person who would like to perform will be asked to donate to the charity and listeners can give donations after enjoying some live music. Regular player Mathew Knight is also a photographer and has supplied many a musician with new social media images showing them in action.
New music radio show Sophie’s Spring Board Show, which is on SourceFM every Friday 2pm-3.30pm, will be providing some hosting between acts and recording live interviews to be aired on radio on 20 July in a LARF special between songs by musicians who participate in Jamathon Toast. This will be to encourage songwriters to perform original music and others to jam on percussion provided for the event and their own instruments. Various photographers will be on hand to film performances for those who request it.
Jamathon on Toast takes place from 11am to 11pm on Saturday 7 July at Toast in Falmouth and musicians wishing to take part and request a particular time slot on a first come first served basis are welcome to attend the regular Jam on Toast event on Tuesday 3 July from 9pm at Toast in Church Street, Falmouth and speak to Russ Gibson.
The Falmouth Packet also ran an article about this – have a look on their website. Better yet, go along and join in, if you have musical talents, or support if that’s not your thing.