Thursday, 1 March 2012

Band On A Run

Here's a jolly jape - ace folk-rock band MERRY HELL is going to run the length of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal (on the towpath, we assume...) and will be gigging along the way, all for charity.

Merry Hell: "What, love? You want one mando and chips. Mushy peas with that?" 
Merry Hell's Damian Liptrot writes: "The plan is that members of the band will be completing what we are calling Band On A Run over the last weekend in April. Members of the band, crew and fans/friends of the band will be running the length of the Leeds-Liverpool canal over the weekend in order to raise money for and awareness of The Stroke Association - but with there is a twist or two. 
"Because we are a band, we are starting the project on the Friday night with a gig at Hebden Bridge Trades Club (it's as near to Leeds as we could get) and finishing the run on Sunday with a gig at Mello Mello in Liverpool. 


"We will start running on the Saturday morning, running in relays - each according to their ability etc but, and here's the other twist, we are looking to stop off at pubs along the canal bank and play busking gigs as we go. 

Pubs line the route of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Handy!
"Five members of the band will be putting in running shifts but the plan is that crew and friends will run the legs of the relay while the band are doing short 15-20 minute sets at the canal-side pubs.
"Anyone interested in doing a relay leg - at least 5k appreciated - then please get in touch through the website, by email or facebook. Look forward to hearing from you. Date: 27-29 April."

If you want to get involved, either with the running or in providing a busking venue, the way to do it is either visit the Band On A Run page at FaceBook or contact Damian Liptrot on

1 comment:

bert the gnome said...

just reblogged this as my blog is canal related