Good news for Scottish singers, leading charity Help Musicians UK (HMUK) will open a new office in Glasgow next month.
HMScotland will focus on providing musicians with help, advice, and health and welfare support grants. It will have its own dedicated team, resources and programmes.
Its opening will be marked with a special gig featuring indie rockers Idlewild at King Tut’s, the legendary music venue in Glasgow, on 1 February.
Rod Jones, Idlewild guitarist and vocalist, says: “It’s truly an honour to return to King Tut’s for such a great cause.
“Help Musicians Scotland do amazing work to support musicians at all stages in their career. We’re planning a special acoustic set for the evening and fans should expect a fitting set-list to mark a landmark moment for the Scottish music industry.”
Scottish musicians Be Charlotte, Indigo Velvet and SKJØR – all of whom have received support from the charity in the past – will also perform at the gig.
Tickets for the #RootedInScotland event at King Tut’s are now on sale. For details visit www.rootedinscotland.org.uk. Tickets are £15 each with all proceeds going to the charity.
Richard Robinson, chief executive of HMUK, says: “We are wholly committed to being an impactful national charity and our new Scottish operation will aim to support and enrich the musical landscape of Scotland by taking an entrepreneurial and proactive approach to programming, supporting and giving.”