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DEL AMITRY CHARITY AUCTION FOR JOEY’S SONG CHARITY GOES LIVE IN MAY
EXCLUSIVE BY BRIAN ANDERSON
Memorabilia from the legendary singer songwriter Justin Currie will be auctioned of to raise funds for the charity Joey’s song.
Justin, frontman of the iconic band Del Amitri had a string of massive hits as the band went on to sell millions of albums worldwide , allowed the charity to raid his Glasgow garage and unearthed some hidden gems such as signed gutars old notebooks, handwritten lyric sheets, with real time corrections. Some real historical gems like a first draft of Be My Downfall with completely different verses and chorus…the working copy of Roll To Me and lots of other dels songs, also found all of Justins dels our laminates from throughout the years a tour jacket from the 1990 Ausssie tour only given to band and crew some notebooks with logo and poster an absolute treasure chest from the band.
All money raised will go to the memory of Joe who died in 2010 just shy of his 5th birthday after battling a particularly heinous form of epilepsy his entire short life.
This was the brainchild of Michael Gomoll from America who is the father of Joe had the brainstorm to raise money months ago to clean out Justins garage while in Glasgow. The auction goes live in May details in link below.
Joey’s Song is 501(c)(3) with a mission to raise awareness and money for epilepsy research and program services for children with special needs.
Joey’s Song was started in 2010 following the death of 5 year old Joey Gomoll. Joey suffered from a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. Dravet’s caused persistent seizures which were never able to be controlled through medications leading to severe learning disabilities. While Dravet’s robbed Joey of the ability to speak, Joey remained a happy and fun loving child. He was happiest when music was playing, allowing him to hum, drum and sing in his own way. To be present when music was playing meant only one thing, that Joey would soon have you dancing and enjoying the music with him.
Because of Joey’s love for music, our foundation uses music as our primary fund raising vehicle. Since Joey’s death in 2010, we have produced 5 charity compilation CDs featuring rare and previously unreleased music from nationally known, award winning musicians. If you are a fan of Pop, Country, Alt-Country, Americana or Children’s music you will be sure to love our CD’s.
Our CDs are all available as digital downloads and are available any where on the planet. Radio stations from Australia to the UK to South America to Japan to Sweden and everywhere in between have played our songs. CDs have been downloaded in over 25 countries worldwide.
Through our music, we hope to help educate the world about epilepsy and raise money to help find a cure.
DETAILS ON LINK