On Tuesday 27th February, Natalie Imbruglia will be performing live in concert for Ethiopiaid.
Natalie is an actor, singer and songwriter. She started her career in the long-running Aussie soap, Neighbours, and her hit ‘Torn’ reached #1 in the pop music charts and is still played endlessly on Heart FM and other radio stations. Natalie has been our Ambassador for obstetric fistula since February 2017. She shares Ethiopiaid’s commitment to eradicating this devastating childbirth injury, and her involvement is helping us to raise awareness. We are grateful to have Natalie’s ongoing support for Ethiopiaid and the important work they do.
I’m delighted that Natalie will be joined by Joy Crookes, whose voice you will recognise from our latest TV adverts. Joy is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from South London. She is currently working on her debut album, and her unique voice and lyrics are already grabbing the attention of music industry insiders. It was great to see her cover of ‘It Must Be Love’ from our adverts ranked at #9 in The Drum’s Shazam charts last week. This proves that people love her voice, and her singing is certainly helping our Love Mondays message to resonate. You can rate our latest Love Mondays campaign here.
The Staks will also be joining the event line-up. They are a high-energy soul/R&B band whose musicians have performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in music. And, although I have in the past done a bit of fronting, you’ll be relieved to know that the third performer listed, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, is not my stage name. He is an American singer/songwriter who has been playing stages all over the world with his unabashedly soulful music, soon to be tearing up West London’s Bush Hall.
Lisa Cousins, Ethiopiaid’s Executive Director, adds:
“Natalie is an Ethiopiaid Ambassador supporting the charity’s work in bringing an end to the suffering of women with obstetric fistula. Her performance at this special gig comes right after her UK tour and will see her join The Staks Band, Eli ‘ Paperboy’ Reed and emerging artist Joy Crookes for an intimate acoustic set. We are delighted to have Natalie, The Staks, Eli and Joy performing for us at what will be a fantastic night out.”
The event is for a really good cause, and I’m sure it will be a cracking night. All ticket sales will be donated to Ethiopiaid, and the ticket price includes a free drink.
Ethiopiaid works with local organisations in Ethiopia to bring about positive change for the most vulnerable and marginalised. Since it was founded by Sir Alec Reed in 1989, over £36m has been donated to projects in education, disability, gender based violence, FGM, elder care, destructive diseases and obstetric fistula.
There are not that many tickets left for what will be a star-studded night at Bush Hall, which is a small and intimate venue in West London. Come if you can, because I’m sure you’ll have a great evening.