“When I performed in Afghanistan back in 2013 it was an amazing and inspiring experience. Entertaining the troops has long been seen as a vital way of boosting the morale of the armed forces. I urge you to support Rock the Falklands, to show we care about the 1,000 troops 8,000 miles from home on one of the most isolated islands in the world.“ Gary Barlow
Cause UK is working with Eliot Kennedy, Joanne Heselden-Edwards and the Steelworks Studio team to Rock the Falklands via a series of concerts to entertain 1,000 troops and residents in May 2018.
Eliot Kennedy has sold 80 million records worldwide and penned hits for megastars including Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Adams, Take That and The Spice Girls, and picked up a Grammy and Ivor Novello along the way.
Amongst producing albums, including Donny Osmond’s 60th album, he collaborates with Gary Barlow, writing musicals. They co-wrote the Broadway stage hit, Finding Neverland, which won the People’s Choice Award.
Entertaining the troops has long been seen as a vital and necessary way of boosting the morale of armed forces stationed overseas.
Research from King’s College London in 2012 suggested that entertainment has a role to play in protecting service personnel against mental health problems. From Harry Lauder to Gracie Fields and Vera Lynn, there has been a strong tradition of the UK’s biggest stars entertaining the troops since World War One. In recent times, Katherine Jenkins, Professor Green and James Blunt have all held shows for the troops.
Clair Challenor-Chadwick MD of Cause UK said, “Rock the Falklands will showcase some of the best music from back home and a chance to say thank you on behalf of the general public. It will be fantastic fun and help throw the spotlight on and raise funds for Heads Together.”
Cause UK is looking for corporate partners to support this project and will be providing PR and event management support. Please call Clair on 07531948014 for enquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture shows the Falkland Islands.