Back in June, 2014 we approached Andy Bell (Erasure) for an interview to discuss everything from his recent projects to his personal life. Andy chose 3 songs written by other artists and 6 songs written by himself to be included in the interview. We interviewed Andy through Skype, he was in Miami, and we were in North Wales. As you can probably imagine we were pretty starstruck. He is an amazingly humble, generous man and gave up over an hour of his time for us.
The interview was put up online for donations to a charity close to our hearts. We were overwhelmed at people’s generosity and kindness, because after all we are not Michael Parkinson, or Radio 1.
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who kindly donated to George House Trust. People have been really generous, and we are so grateful for this help to raise money for the charity. The total amount raised was £500 which will go towards supporting HIV Positive people in the North West.
Susie Baines the Marketing and Community Fundraising Coordinator for George House Trust said “Every penny raised through people donating to the Andy Bell interview will go into George House Trust’s Welfare Fund, which provides vital one of grants, for essential items for people living with HIV, who are experiencing financial hardship. We are really grateful to Sue and Sarah, as well as Andy Bell for giving permission for his interview to be used for fundraising purposes. Most of all, we would especially like to thank everyone who generously donated to this fundraiser.”
Andy Bell embarked on “The Violet Flame” tour with Erasure for several weeks last year, we travelled up to Manchester Apollo to see them for the first time. The night was made even more special as our friends from “Shelter” were playing too. Shelter were the official support band for Erasure for several dates across Europe. Shelter also wrote and produced the album “iPOP” with Andy Bell. The gig was really special and we had a great view from the front row of the Apollo. We didn’t stop dancing and singing all night, if you didn’t get the chance to see them on their tour, we do recommend that you should see them next time around!
Don’t forget you can follow Andy Bell on Twitter @AndyBell_info
Take a look at his website www.andybell.com