Celebrate World Sight Day with Sound for Sight
Thursday October 11th, 2018
St Paul’s ChurchBedford St
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
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Sound for Sight is raising funds for Sightsavers’ work eradicating Trachoma, the World’s leading cause of preventable blindness.
Trachoma is a bacterial infection linked to inadequate water and sanitation and passed on by flies. It is referred to as ‘neglected tropical diseases’ and can be prevented and ultimately eliminated entirely.
Women and children suffer most from repeated trachoma infection which can lead to scar formation on the upper eyelid. This causes the eyelashes to turn inward and scratch the cornea. This final stage of the disease is known as trichiasis – if left untreated it leads slowly and painfully to irreversible blindness.
The Sound for Sight audience will be taken on a spectacular sensory experience during the show that has been carefully curated by ‘Mo Pleasure’ the former Music Director of Earth, Wind & Fire.
“Sound for Sight is one of the best concerts I’ve been to!” – Jeremy Vine, Radio 2
“There’s no greater cause than Sound for Sight” – Boris Johnson, former Mayor of London
6:30pm Welcome drinks and snacks provided by the Radisson Edwardian Mercer St Hotel
7pm Guest speaker
7:10pm Ray Jones from TALENTBANQ
7:15pm Live music starts
8pm Interval and Auction
9:30-10pm Ends (meet and greet)
Denise made her operatic debut in 2003 by winning Channel 4’s Operatunity and playing the role of Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the London Coliseum.
Since then, Denise has sung all over the world and was honoured to headline the London 2012 Paralympic opening ceremony.
Both Denise and her husband Stefan (who will accompany Denise on piano) are visually impaired with a visually impaired son.
“The treatment and eradication of blindness, in all it’s forms, is a cause very close to our hearts and we are delighted to be performing at Sound for Sight to help fund research and treatment.” Denise and Stefan
Mo is a renowned multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. Mo began his professional music career playing bass guitar with Ray Charles. In 1993, Mo became a member of the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire, and ascended to become the band’s musical director from 1994-2001.
Mo has performed with Stevie Wonder, Nile Rogers, Bette Midler, Roberta Flack, Amy Winehouse to name a few… He also played keys for Michael Jackson on his final comeback tour at the O2.
Dave joined Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra in 1991 as his resident bass player, and has played with him ever since! He is one of the UK’s finest, high-profile bass players and boasts a musician’s portfolio that is second to none, having played for an array of renowned artists, from George Benson and Chaka Khan to Eric Clapton and Paul Simon.
Professor Dan Reinstein
Dan is a pioneer in laser eye surgery and Founded the London Vision Clinic. He is also a very talented saxophonist and often accompanies Mo Pleasure at London’s iconic 606 Club.
Georgia & The Vintage Youth
A 22 year old Essex Girl with big blonde hair, a spine-tingling voice and a master of the retro jazz/swing style of music that is both vintage and fresh (hence the name of the band).
Georgia’s sound is contagious and subconsciously gets you tapping your feet, whilst her ballads are stripped back allowing Georgia’s strong and iconic vocal to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.
A 22-year-old lad from Liverpool who blurs the lines between Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll whilst taking inspiration from The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and Oasis.
“With his raspy voice, perfect pitch and soulful delivery, Slater is unquestionably destined for stardom….” London Hollywood
Don’t miss what promises to be an extraordinary night for a very worthy cause on World Sight Day.
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