Slightly Shirley opened the event with 45 minutes of covers in their own style. The band have an amazing collection of instruments: saxaphone, accordian, percussion as well as drums, bass and guitar. I really really enjoyed it, and loved the twist that they gave songs. Keep your eyes open for these guys, they're great!
Faced with a room of people sat at tables, I admit that I wasn't sure how well we'd be received. We're a bit more 'jumpy up and down', but within minutes of us starting, the dancefloor swelled with jumping up and down... and some amazing breakdancing!
The following night, we went to the Longbrooke to support Trigger Happy who were donating a proportion of their fee to Soundwaves. John and I got up to sing American Idiot with them, joined by Bully on bass (Bully and John are both heavily involved with the charity). A collection bucket was passed round after John said a few words about what the charity does and everyone was very generous.
Elsewhere, other bands in Devon were also playing and contributing part of their fee, and raising awareness of this great charity. We're waiting for the final figure of how much was raised but I reckon it was definitely over £600 so well done to everyone who put some money in, especially the bands who were amazingly supportive!