Thursday, January 20, 2011
Video: Jamie Sives Sings at Memorial Concert for Eilidh Brown
UPDATE: Via the Eilidh Appeal Facebook page, this is their photo of Jamie singing at the concert, wonderful! THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS!
Check it out! The first public performance by actor Jamie Sives, playing the guitar and singing with John Mercer at the memorial concert for Eilidh Brown. SOOOOO GOOOD! In the first video Jamie sings Lyle Lovett and in the second Jamie plays and sings solo In My Life by John Lennon, beautiful!GREAT JOB!!! I know that had to be a bit scary, but it was so lovely and your heart showed, so glad you put that up for us to see THANK YOU SO MUCH! I LOVE YOU JAMIE!
[John Mercer performs with Jamie on the Conegatherers CD]
Photos from the concert held last weekend in Stirling at the Macrobert Centre are now online at the official Eilidh Brown Appeal Facebook here. As readers will recall, this concert was held in memorial for a lovely young woman named Eilidh Brown who passed away from cancer last year. A fundraising appeal is ongoing in her memory in efforts to combat this disease and to help families who are facing this battle together. The 500 Heros appeal is now underway turning your donation into concrete physical help and part of a new home in Stirling where families can stay as they face the battle together. To learn more about this excellent appeal, please click here. Also, be sure to check out this new article from the Stirling Observer that contains a great quote from Gordon Brown, and Jamie's co-star in Valhalla Rising, who spoke of the beautiful event held in memory of his daughter:
“I was worried at first about selling the tickets for £25 each.“I thought it would be too much but since the gig I’ve been stopped left and right by people saying they would happily have paid twice that for the night, which is great.”
Eilidh Brown died of cancer aged 15 last year and a memorial fund was set up by her aunt, ‘Bad Girls’ and ‘Wire in the Blood’ actress Simone Lahbib. The family are hoping to raise enough money to build a home in the Stirling area that can be used for respite by young cancer sufferers and their families.
“This is only the start,” said Gordon. “It wasn’t at first – we had no idea how successful the concert would be, or not – but now I really see it as the launch pad.“There were 470 people in the audience and now, hopefully, they will go on and raise more money and spread the word.”“Around 70 people signed up to 500 Heroes on the night, which is a great start,” said Gordon. “We just need Stirling to get behind this and see how far we can go from here.”
Thanks so much to Jamie and Ross for uploading the video!