We were alerted to the fact that Yellowfish Music Group in Sussex – an organization with a fine blues and blues rock pedigree, Led Zeppelin, Arthur Brown, Pretty Things included – have founded a charity foundation supporting three tremendous charities:

Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice


Drop4Drop – clean water charity


The Clock Tower Sanctuary – supporting the young homeless in Brighton and Hove

Responding to a general shout out on the matter, the good people of the Blues community have already responded positively by offering items and tickets to be auctioned off to raise money for this very worthwhile cause. At time of writing the ‘blues related’ auction lots include:-

  • An afternoon drive in the Led Zeppelin Pierce Arrow (1929 golfers coupe motor car, as featured in ‘The Song Remains The Same’) –courtesy Lord Gould.
  • An exclusive Hutchins ‘Brian Jones’ Teardrop Guitar commissioned by the Brian Jones Trust featuring a hand painted portrait of Brian Jones (Rolling Stones) – courtesy Hutchins Guitars
  • 1 x Night in the Ship Hotel Brighton (B & B for 2) – to stay over for gigs?
  • 1 x Night in the Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel London  – ditto?
  • 1 x Canon Camera (Powershot Digital A3200 IS) (14.1 MegaPixels) – courtesy of Yellowfish Music Group (so you can take great gig shots!)
  • 2 x Tickets to ‘Blues Festival’ at the Latest Music Bar, Brighton on Sunday 1st July – courtesy Latest Music Bar
  • 4 pairs of tickets for Blues on The Farm Festival 22-24th June (bid for a pair or up to all 8!) – courtesy Blues on the Farm –
  • Signed Mark Butcher CD package – courtesy of Mark Butcher
  • A singing Lesson with Jo Harman and/or with signed DVD/CD goodies packages including unreleased material with free gig/festival tickets ‘meet and greet’ – courtesy BiGiAM music/Johanna Harman 
  • 2 x EDDIE MARTIN LONDON 100 Club Tuesday 28th August, Blues Tickets – courtesy Solid Promotions
  • Plus, of course, an annual subscription to Blues Matters Magazine and 6 CD’s of past artists that recorded for Blues Matters!!!!!

EVERY PENNY, and we mean every penny, goes to a specific charity project- nothing, but nothing, will be spent admin charges, expenses or even postage.

So, please spread the word, encourage your friends and contacts to bid. Bids may be submitted in confidence to [email protected], but hurry as some auction items (e.g. live event tickets) will time expire.

Anybody wanting to donate any items, blues related or otherwise, for future auctions should also contact [email protected].   Sincere warmest thanks for helping this worthwhile cause.