On midsummer’s day, Sunday 21 June at 5.30pm, Ilfracombe band OpenMind will be performing a Live Stream to raise money for a GoFundMe North Devon Covid-19 Community Fund.
The fund aims to benefit those in difficulties at this time and applies to schools, those recently unemployed, businesses that have had to shut down, Care and Retirement Homes, health workers and those in any sector of the Community in need of necessities such as PPE, medication, other medical related items and basic daily essentials such as shopping for those who may be housebound. Or it could even be something your workplace needs to make life easier.
“The world definitely needs some happy news right now!” said band frontman Noel Grummitt. This colourful keyboard-tickling character wants to change the world through music and is gradually doing so by producing self-penned melodic tunes and psychedelic-themed videos.
The band’s PR and Fund organiser Raymond Goldsmith said: “Many families are struggling both with uncertainty and financially right now so we would like to offer some assistance, as best as we can. Ideally, the band is looking to assist with the Fund as soon as they can after the Live Stream this Sunday.”
OpenMind’s latest title, a pun on social-distancing called Spaced Out, is from their debut EP also called Spaced Out, released on May 4 2020 during lock-down, features the 4 x split-screen we are seeing more of, which meant the band had to film themselves separately.
Noel said: “We formed OpenMind in 2017 to create a unique sound that oozes with positivity and zesty vibes. Our sole aim is to spread optimism and to make the world a better place, one chord at a time! So far our new 4 track EP is up on Spotify, Soundcloud and a couple of other platforms. Eventually, as we produce more EPs they will become an album!
“So we thought, as there are so many people suffering from the effects of the lockdown, which can manifest itself in a number of ways, why not do something positive with our music and so here we are. We’ll be filming and recording our new EP in our drummer’s field this Sunday with our masks and sanitiser.
“We hope you can tune in and donate some money to the cause as you watch our first performance of the Spaced Out EP at around 5.30pm.”
GoFundMe Fundraiser link: https://gf.me/u/x89qf9
Facebook and Live Stream page: https://www.facebook.com/OpenMind.UKBand
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