The Beehouse Funk and Soul Band, Hookstick, is planning a series of charity gigs next year, fundraising partially in support of Action on Hearing Loss. The exact tour itinerary is currently under wraps but it will culminate at our own Workhouse in time for the Workhouse Party on the Alternative Stage or Main Stage, depending on the level they've reached by then.
A list of the radio stations and towns they'll be hitting will be revealed on our Hookstick Funk Tour page.
Once this fundraising trail is set up, we'll be happy to invite other bands doing charity gigs to follow in our tour footsteps.
Charity Gigs and Fundraisers
If you're thinking of doing fundraising with a charity gig, you need to first of all and most importantly decide what charity you'll support, how it's relevant to you, and what proportion of your fundraising profits you will donate to the charity.
If you want to use a charity name in your gig you need to okay this with the charity. Some will be keen, others less so. You can also try and arrange to use the fundraiser to promote the charity's interests as well as your own, make their leaflets available and stop the proceedings from time to time to make announcements about what you're doing. Always be very clear about how you are promoting the charity and raising funds for them, and what proportion of profit funds you are making available to them, in particular to members of the public.
gigs are a great way of getting a new band off the ground, and you can sell CDs at your gig if you have any.
Beehouse provides CD duplication in variable runs on demand should you require it.