Last night (Thursday 9 September), British music icons Edith Bowman, Giles Martin and pop rock band TEXAS came together for ‘Sound & Vision’, an epic night of art and music at Abbey Road Studios.
All the money raised at the event will go to Stand Up To Cancer, a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that raises money to develop cutting-edge treatments to help save lives.
The event celebrated the history of Abbey Road Studios and how the music recorded there, including The Beatles’ studio material, has revolutionised the industry and impacted the lives of millions worldwide. English record producer and songwriter Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, entertained guests with an absorbing talk about the legacy of the legendary 1960s rock band.
Guests were also treated to a memorable performance by TEXAS as they bid on a range of luxury and rare collectable items including a luxury escape to the Maldives for two, a cymbal signed by Ringo Starr, Zak Starkey’s drum kit, Bambi’s ‘Love Me Tender’ and a Summer of Music package.
Host Edith Bowman said: “It was an honour to host Sound & Vision and see so many people come together to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer. A fantastic night packed full of great performances, incredible artwork – it was a whole lot of fun and great way to raise vital funds. Having lost so many close to me to cancer it’s important to me personally to do all I can to help, whilst encouraging others to play their part in beating it, particularly with the statistic that 1 in 2 of us will get cancer.”
Sharleen Spiteri, lead singer of TEXAS, added: “It’s great to be back performing in front of live audiences again and where better to play than the iconic Abbey Road Studios. Stand Up To Cancer is such a worthwhile cause and it was inspiring to be in a room full of people who share our ambition to raise money for life-saving research.”
Launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer has raised more than £84 million, funding 59 clinical trials and projects involving over 19,000 cancer patients across the country. For more information visit www.su2c.org.uk.