Musician Mollie Marriott, the daughter of Small Faces frontman Steve Marriott, will be joined by James Bay’s brother Alex Francis, London based band Blurred Vision and rising stars The Ophelia Ray Band, for a gig in Putney in aid of youth homelessness charity Centrepoint.
Pop/ rock artist Mollie Marriott has sang with the likes of Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Ronnie Wood. Blurred Vision are responsible for founding the ‘Dear John’ charity concert, celebrating the music and legacy of John Lennon, which has seen the likes of KT Tunstall. Alex Francis is a rock and soul artist and The Ophelia Ray Band have featured on the ‘BBC Introducing’ radio show.
This Friday (30th July) 8pm these musical maestros are putting on a show to raise money for the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint and the homeless young people they support. Tickets for ‘A Night of Rock and Roll’ at The Half Moon in Putney are £19.50 (+ booking fee): tickets.halfmoon.co.uk/events/2021-07-30-mollie-marriott-a-night-of-rock-and-roll-in-aid-of-centrepoint-half-moon-putney
Before the pandemic, youth homelessness was already at a crisis point. Between 2019 and 2020, around 8,500 young people were facing homelessness in London. Centrepoint expects that these numbers have increased due to the pandemic. Over the past year calls to the charity’s Helpline from young people experiencing homelessness, or worried about homelessness, have increased by a third compared to the previous year.
Mollie explained why she’s supporting the youth homelessness charity:
“I have been a supporter of Centrepoint since I was very young having watched my mum being involved in campaigns, which influenced me to do the same. It is something which I hope to pass on to my daughter to continue to support the incredible work the charity does to end youth homelessness in the UK.”
The money raised will go towards Centrepoint hostels that provide homeless young people safe and stable accommodation, support for homeless young people’s physical and mental health and access to training and education.
To purchase a ticket visit: tickets.halfmoon.co.uk/events/2021-07-30-mollie-marriott-a-night-of-rock-and-roll-in-aid-of-centrepoint-half-moon-putney