Brother backing Hope 4

Speak, Brother ' gearing up for another gig in support of Hope 4. NNL-160613-170250001
Speak, Brother ' gearing up for another gig in support of Hope 4. NNL-160613-170250001

One of Rugby’s favourite bands is gearing up for a gig to raise more money and awareness for one of the town’s charities.

Speak, Brother put on a gig for Hope 4 earlier this year and will be performing for the charity again later this month – promising it will be a bigger event than last time.

Front man James Herring said: “We love the work that Hope 4 do.

“They’re able to practically give support to the badly housed and a real leg-up for the homeless like we’ve all always wanted to but just not possible.

“We met up with them at the end of last year and to discuss ways in which we can help, so we decided to put a gig on to raise money.

“It was a great success back in January and we feel it’s time to do another one but on an even grander scale.”

The gig will be at the Hope 4 centre which is at the top of Newbold Road on Saturday, July 30 at 7.30pm.

James added: “The idea is that people will be able to eat and drink together with the homeless and enjoy the music all under the same roof.

“We want to show people the work of Hope 4, but also hopefully give a clear message to the homeless that they’re not on their own in their struggles.

“Hope 4 has some great ideas on how to improve its support that is really needed, and we hope this will help people inspire and invest their time or/and money into Hope 4’s projects.”

In addition to music from Speak, Brother, there will be a support act, a raffle and the time set aside for people to eat and drink together.

Tickets are £10 and all money raised will go to Hope 4.

They can be bought via the following link:

This has been a busy year already for the band who released their second EP in March, Light Runs After Us following a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The EP included the single Lions Roar which was used as the town’s Rugby World Cup song and featured the voices of some of Rugby’s schoolchildren on it.

The band are also currently touring people’s living rooms and back gardens under the banner of #NoPlaceLikeHome.

As the name suggests, alongside a string of summer dates, the band have also been inviting people to get in touch if they want Speak, Brother to perform a one-off gig at their homes.