Jacobs, Parry, Steele and More To Perform At Second WEST END BIG BUSK For Homeless Charity in Victoria, June 4
Following a hugely successful event on March 26, The West End Big Busk will return to Cardinal Place in Victoria at Noon on Thursday June 4 for another two hours of busking performances by West End stars raising money for Victoria-based homeless charity The Passage.
Performers, who will each sing a 15-20 minute set, will include Luke Baker (Sunny Afternoon, A Beautiful Thing, I Can't Sing, Bare), Jodie Jacobs (Carrie, Rock of Ages, Me And Juliet, State Fair, Evita), Jodie Steele (Jesus Christ Superstar, Fame, Bare, Rent), Sarah O'Connor (The Commitments, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!), Katie Paine (We Will Rock You, Godspell, Scott Alan Live) and Kane Oliver Parry (Sweeney Todd - ENO, Urinetown, The Light Princess, We Will Rock You).
The West End Big Busk is the brain-child of actor/singer/songwriter Alex James Ellison, who was seen recently in the musicals Apartment 40C (St James Studio and the London Theatre Workshop) and Whistle Down The Wind (Union Theatre) and is currently in the cast of the Aliens Love Underpants UK tour, which will open at the Dominion Theatre in August. Alex released his debut single, 'Chocolate Bar', on May 17 and an EP of his singer-songwriter material, "Duvet Days", was released in 2014. He is very passionate about helping the homeless and has been planning the launch of the WEBB project for over a year.
The event is presented in partnership with Live and Acoustic, a gigging platform for the West End performing community, which provides an opportunity to showcase new writing and acoustic covers. Live and Acoustic's current home is at The Union Theatre where they will stage their next gig on Sunday June 7 with a stellar cast, including Jamie Muscato (Dogfight, The Light Princess, Rock Of Ages, Love Story, Les Miserables, Spring Awakening), Becky Lowings (The Theory Of Relativity, Joseph), Oli Reynolds (Duncton Wood, Pacific Overtures) and Jodie Steele.
Donations can be made in person by attending the live "busk" or online via https://www.justgiving.com/TheWestEndBigBusk/. All money raised will go to The Passage charity, whose mission is "to provide resources which encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to transform their lives". http://passage.org.uk/