Various Artists 'Love From Liverpool'
Sending ‘Love from Liverpool’ – the city’s artists and bands join forces to help Manchester bomb victims
Like two siblings, the cities of Manchester and Liverpool have a deep connection and love for each other, this might not seem apparent when it comes to football but it’s there, you just got to dig for it.
On the 22nd May our brothers and sisters at the other end of the M62 were viciously attacked at a large-scale music event, resulting in 22 tragic fatalities and numerous injured.
In response to the tragedy and over the weeks following, members of Liverpool’s music community have been working in the background, coming together to pledge their support.
The resulting ‘Love From Liverpool’ project aims to help raise funds for the victims and families of this despicable act.
Support has come from all areas of the music industry in Liverpool.
Artists bands and labels such as The Wombats, Stealing Sheep, The Christians, Edgar Jones, Mellowtone, Skeleton Key, NuNorthern Soul records and the Super Weird Substance label, through to electronic music producers and labels such as Yousef and Circus recordings have all got behind the initiative.
Liverpool’s Hip Hop community has also added its own weight, with support from No Fakin, and SertOne.
All profits will be donated to the Red Cross Charity supporting the Manchester bomb victims.
Garry Christian, lead singer of The Christians:
“I wish with all my heart we could undo the events of May 22, bring back the children the mums, the dads …. It’s absolutely heartbreaking.
We can’t do anything to take the pain away, but we can just show in our own tiny way that we want to help the families, let them know we are thinking of them and want to donate in some way …. it’s a drop in their ocean of pain but it just says ‘we’re here and we want to stand by their side and share their sorrow.’”
Yousef, DJ and Producer of Circus Recordings added:
“Manchester has always been very kind to me as DJ, and very welcoming to me as a person – it’s at least as good as any city I’ve ever spent time in and the people are magnificent. It’s an honour to contribute.”
The Wombats gave their own message of support, summing up the collective feelings of those concerned with the project:
“All our love and support goes to those affected by the awful attack in Manchester. Liverpool stands with you.”