Tune into Autism!
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
People often associate autism with that which they can see and observe, in other words a person’s behaviour. It is however important to recognise that autism is not a behavioural problem and that observable behaviours arise as a result of a range of complex and interacting factors.
Scottish Autism is an autism charity that exists to help those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in.
Tune into Autism is an upcoming event that will raise awareness about Autism and also help raise funds for the charity Scottish Autism and primarily their music therapy programmes in Scotland.
Music as we all know is one of the strongest means of communication and many of us use it as a therapeutic means or to deliver messages.
Tune into Autism’s event at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms has a diverse line-up. The OK Social Club who are from the capital have gained a lot of dedicated fans over the years. Their fanbase is incredibly passionate and I have been witness to many of them travelling far and wide to support their heroes. OK Social Club prove ridiculously energetic in their live performance and there is no denying their Strokes influence will certainly have the crowd pumped!
Randolph’s Leap are the next edition to this upbeat line-up, a band close to my heart and many others. Frontman Adam Ross is one of the most promising young songwriters that Scotland has produced in a long time. He can pen a hit in minutes and has the ability to tinge his tracks with a wicked sense of humour. Recently signed to Fence Records, Randolph’s Leap are on the road to great things.
Completing the line-up are The Holy Ghosts. Having already support Shaun Ryder they have become popular in their hometown of Edinburgh.
The artists on this bill have generously donated their time for a phenomenal cause. Whilst at Wickerman a number of us were asked to pose for promotional shots to highlight the charity.
Please take the time to attend the cause, if not then please check out the charity and promote. I guarantee that even if you think you may not be affected by Autism, you will know someone that is connected.
Venue: Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Date/Time: 11th October, 7.30pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/345558038864391
For full information on the charity Scottish Autism, please visit: http://www.scottishautism.org