The massacre is back for it’s 5th year, a covers party like no other (no, seriously) bringing together local bands from a variety of genres and backgrounds to mutilate songs of love, lust and heartbreak. This year there are ten bands that will be covering three songs each. Bands often step out of their comfort zone to mixed and sometimes hilarious results. The past has seen power ballads, smash hits, R n’ B slow jams and punk and indie classics. The bands on the night are:
Horseflies, The Stayawakes, Fainites, Hooch, Plainfield, Battery Hens, Two Cool Lads, The Pie & Vinyl Funktion Band, The Pussycats (staff of The Music Room) and Damp & The Lads (members of Noyo Mathis, Aeroplane Attack and Watashi Calcutecs).
The Massacre is this year raising money for Youth Music, a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people. This is specifically aimed at those who might not receive it otherwise and face difficult challenges in their lives. One of the places that benefits from Youth Music funding is MusicFusion, a Youth Music Action Zone located in Havant. They’ve been providing music making activities for young people since 2002. So the money raised does have an impact locally as well.
To increase the total raised there will be a raffle with prizes from Victorious Festival, Southsea Coffee, Southsea Gallery, Greens Café, Wild Thyme, The Wedgewood Rooms, No 6 Cinema, The Music Room, Pie & Vinyl and Le Café Parisian. We’re still taking donations, the more money raised the better.
Doors are at 6pm with the first band on soon after. Tickets are £5 available from www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.
All photos taken by Joe Watson.