Marshall Amplification have joined forces with the Music Venue Trust to launch a T-shirt raising funds for cash strapped grassroots music venues around the UK.
With music venues around the UK are struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic, back on 27th April the Music Venue Trust launched the #saveourvenues campaign to help 556 venues at risk of permanent closure.
As part of their support for the #saveourvenues campaign, Marshall Amplification are selling an ‘I’ve Got The Music In Me’ T-shirt – the title of The Kik Dee Band’s 1974 song that Norfolk rockers Bad Touch recently released as a single via Marshall Records.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6tXao6t79I&w=560&h=315]
All proceeds from the T-shirt will go directly to grassroots venues to help them through the economic threats they face.
Mark Davyd from the Music Venue Trust says: “Music Venue Trust is delighted that a business so renowned for their connection to live music has stepped forward to help raise money for grassroots music venues.
“It may still be some time before you can visit a venue but you can help #saveourvenues by buying and wearing Marshall’s campaign T-shirt.
Based in Buckinghamshire, Marshall Amplification has close connections with local venues The Crauford Arms and MK11, together with countless establishments across the country that use their amplifiers on stage.
Jonathan Ellery, Managing Director of Marshall Amplification says: “Everything we do at Marshall Amplification and Marshall Records encompasses live music and we admire what Music Venue Trust are doing with their #saveourvenues campaign.
“We are excited to be partnering with them to raise funds and help grassroots venues to be able to continue to push the success of live music.”
Since its launch almost two months ago, the #saveourvenues campaign has already amassed over £2,000,000 donations with support from likes of Amazon Music, SJM and a number of high-profile artists and music fans throughout the UK.