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Three days to go until Peterborough music fundraiser for NHS and carers

The first ever Peterborough Music Matters virtual event will stream on our website next Saturday, October 3, from around 6pm.
Zed and Jim
Eclectic Ballroom. Photo: Supplied

The first ever Peterborough Music Matters virtual event will stream on our website next Saturday, October 3, from around 6pm.

The seven-hour event has been put together by the team at Eclectic Ballroom, and has been filmed from the upper room in the Queen's Head in the heart of Peterborough by the expert team at Red 7 Productions.

All of the acts are giving up their time for free to provide six hours of music, and all social distancing guidelines are being observed throughout the performances. 

The event will be supporting NHS Charities Together and Carers UK, who both of course have helped so many people during the pandemic.

The acts are:

  • Signal Jim/Damo - Reggae/Roots
  • Julian Roberts 45’s - Funk and Soul
  • Anthony Thornhill - Disco/funk/house
  • Eclectic Ballroom Jim/Zed - Disco/Funk/Soul
  • Itsus - Chris/Adam (House)
  • Helena - Julia (Tech House)
  • Strictly Soulful - Ant Semeraro aka “instant “ DnB


Co hosts/organisers Eclectic Ballroom are Jim Norton and Zed Malik, who are well known for their many events at Charters, Queens Head and other venues.

They have a huge and extensive background of sets at Glastonbury, Green Meadows, Music Barn, Secret Garden party, Big Chill, Beautiful Dayz and many more.


 

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Itsus is comprised of producer and DJ duo Chris Pearson and Adam Castleton.

Chris said: " We formed recently as another partnership finished I was involved with (Periodic) and I bumped in to Adam and we started making music.

"We have both DJ’d and produced for a number of years as well as running our own nights in and around Peterborough and London. We have a couple of mixtapes up on our SoundCloud page and have just put up our first original track, Breth."


Peterborough Matters is supporting the event and if successful more will be held throughout the year and into 2021. 

The event is being hosted using Mixcloud, a British online music streaming service that allows for the listening and distribution of radio shows, DJ mixes and podcasts.

Over the next few days we'll be featuring the acts in more depth taking part in the event, which you can see as-live on our website on the evening. 

You can support the charities here and here