£500 raised for South Sudan

DSC_0029Over £500 was raised for the work of AID during last Saturday’s Gareth Davies-Jones gig in Felton, Northumberland.  More than 50 gathered in St Michael and All Angels Church to listen to a blend of song and story put together by the local singer-songwriter. Gareth’s music has evolved from a range of musical traditions; from Irish folk to Americana. His use of instruments reflects this variety and he made use of 5 different guitars throughout the night.  Between songs, the audience were treated to mini storytelling sessions as Gareth unfolded the life experiences and strongly-held beliefs which had inspired each track.

”It was fascinating hearing the diverse collection of stories behind the songs and I enjoyed listening to the variety of musical influences which have shaped his sound,” said one audience member.

Guitars Gareth Davies-Jones Gig, for South Sudan Felton Oct 2014
Three of Gareth’s five guitars

Gareth’s music has been influenced by his Christian faith, his personal journey through life and his passion for politics and human rights.  Gareth has also been involved in development work within local communities in Kenya, so the ethos behind AID’s work in South Sudan was very familiar to him.

It was an incredibly enjoyable evening and I was really glad to be supporting AID’s worthy work,” said another member of the audience.

A massive thank you to everyone who came. Look out for our next gig on the 21st November, in the Cumberland Arms, Newcastle upon Tyne, featuring local band ”The Dusk Run”. More Details on Facebook.