Danny & The Champions Of The World, photo John Morgan
Last Friday we held a wonderful event to say goodbye to The Borderline and to celebrate Barry Marshall Everitt's life in music and all the wonderful shows he did at The Borderline.
It was a wonderful atmosphere from the very start when Bex Marshall brought along old posters from some of Barry's shows at the Borderline and also his Time Out Awards for Best Promoter and Best Venue back in the late 1990s. Not just a sad good bye to a venue we all love, but a real celebration of the genre and all the work Barry had put into bringing Americana to music fans and also giving new bands their first chance - Barry really championed new artists and was the first show for many who are now award winning Americana Artists.
Bex Marshall Everitt photo by John Morgan
Barry always raised money for the Teenage Cancer Trust so we decided to do the same in his honour - thank you to awesome Ali Rawlings who was brilliant at pulling the night together, to the wonderful bands who all played without a fee, Bex Marshall, Alan Tyler Trio, The Snakes and Danny & The Champions of The World, thank your to DHP who let us use the venue free of charge. Massive thanks to all the supporters who bought tickets and sold out this event and also were very generous in the collection buckets - we raised an incredible £3240.77 for Teenage Cancer Trust who do amazing work - read more here
The Snakes photo photo by John Morgan
Alan Tyler Trio photo by John Morgan