Press releases for charity concert Music for the Mind
New performers announced for Music for the Mind charity concert
16 May 2018
Two new performers have been confirmed for Music for the Mind – a charity concert in aid of mental health charities in Bristol, Bath and south Somerset.
Essex-based singer-songwriter Georgia Box will be one of the soloists at the concert, which takes place on 15 September 2018 at Cedars Hall in Wells.
Georgia Box is a 22-year-old pop and R&B singer who gained a large global audience by posting her music on social media. Her reworking of Shaggy’s hit ‘It Wasn’t Me’ has been viewed more than 30 million times on Facebook and YouTube.
In May 2018, she released an original composition, ‘Be Alright’, to help break the stigma surrounding mental health.
Georgia will be backed at Music for the Mind by the Bath-based Vocal Works Gospel Choir, who will be performing throughout the concert.
Hosting the evening’s entertainment will be broadcaster Richard Wyatt, a former presenter on both BBC Radio Bristol and HTV. Richard served as compère at the previous Music for the Mind concert in 2008.
Reflecting on the aims of Music for the Mind, Richard said: “We’re all different and not everybody copes equally well with the stresses and strains of life. Mental health issues can affect anybody in any situation and in any family. In many ways, there are now more people adrift in modern society – people who need someone to put their arms around them and give them practical help.”
Funds raised by the concert will benefit the local region, said Richard: “Mind is a national charity that helps makes people aware of mental health issues. But local branches of Mind are involved in very practical help – providing everything from telephone hotlines to support for the families of people with mental health issues.”
Tickets for Music for the Mind are on sale now. Contact Cedars Hall Box Office:
About Music for the Mind
Music for the Mind is a Corporate and Social Responsibility initiative organised by Hewlett Rand’s Director of Training and Digital Learning, Richard Lowe. The event is to raise funds, local community awareness and employer engagement for mental health well-being for local Bristol, Bath and South Somerset Mind Charities.
Music for the Mind Organiser