Home » SMASH THE STIGMA - LUKE RAINSFORD
Age restriction 14+
We’re delighted to announce that Bevolution Music and The Joiners, Southampton are working together to bring you the forth annual charity event SMASH the Stigma. Each year we have an overwhelming response from musicians all over the UK that give their time and support for this fantastic cause and this year is no exception as we have an awesome lineup!
Luke Rainsford + One State Drive + BLINK DAZE + We Know John
Join us on Sunday 17th February at The Joiners Arms, Southampton - Advance tickets are available online from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/461665 alternatively visit the 'JoinersLive' webpage for advance tickets. Donations to our cause are welcomed by visiting www.justgiving.com/bevolutionmusic. All of your support will help us reach more vulnerable young people across the UK, helping them find hope and stay safe in times of distress and despair.
LUKE RAINSFORD is a solo acoustic artist from the Midlands drawing influences such as The Front Bottoms, Sorority Noise and The Roaring Twenties. Luke has played countless shows around the UK in support of his released records 'I Feel At Home With You', which sold out four-hundred and fifty vinyl copies across three variants and 'I Just Don't Deserve To Be Loved' his six-track EP, sharing the stage with artists like The Hotelier, This Wild Life and Holding Absence. Bevolution Music welcomes Luke as he headlines this years SMASH the Stigma IV with his full stage band and in developing a dedicated South Coast fanbase.
Returning to Smash the Stigma for their third consecutive year, our friends ONE STATE DRIVE deliver their highly energetic stage presense and are our favourite Heavy hitting Pop Punk from Oxford. They have promoted and toured all through 2017 while releasing music video’s for their song’s "Ouchtown, Population you Bro" and “Rivalries”. Having released their self titled EP in 2014 they released a music video the track "Crowds" and a playthrough for their cover of One Direction's track "Kiss You". After gigging around the country they started work on their next EP whilst continuing to gig into 2015. The following year brought various lineup changes but the band recorded their EP "It Ain't Cheesy Being Easycore" which was released October 2016 on all mainstream online services.
Southampton's own BLINK DAZE are the ultimate tribute to the legends of Pop Punk. Expect an energetic performance of songs by Blink 182, Green Day, Sum 41, Bowling For Soup, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Goldfinger, Lit, Weezer, Wheatus and more. All killer, no filler!
We warmly welcome to the event WE KNOW JOHN who are the south coasts only high energy, horn enthused melodic pop punk band with a unique blend of powerful drums, crunchy bass, classic pop punk guitar riffs and catchy horn licks that provides the backdrop for the powerful infectious vocal lines. Since forming in May 2013 We Know John have been gigging along the south coast of England supporting bands including [spunge] & UK SUBS as well as being part of festival line ups and headlining shows.
Bevolution Music are continually supporting PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide in sharing their vision of a society which speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts. SMASH the Stigma aims to raise awareness of mental health so that others do not have to suffer feeling of shame and stigma.