If you’re a long term reader of Backseat Mafia, you’ll be well aware of Wet Nuns. The hell raising Sheffield duo were favourites of ours pretty much throughout their existence, and we bowed before their gritty, occasionally gruelling link blues and worshipped.
Sadly, first e band snarled and growled to a halt, leaving behind only one, great album, and then drummer Alexis Gottis, sffectionately known as Leki, tragically died. Remaining member Rob Graham, now of Drenge, has decided that he, and we, are ready to celebrate his band mate.
In a statement, Graham explains “It’s been over a year since the world lost Alexis Gotts. Obviously its been a hard time and its taken a while to get round to a point where I can start doing something for him and for a those who lost him, in his memory or whatever. But that time has now come.
Me and a few pals have decided to put together a memorial gig in Sheffield on the 5th of March 2016.
As well as a bunch of awesome bands and hopefully some serious partying, this occasion will be an opportunity for a whole bunch of people to get together in a room and celebrate the life of a stellar guy who affected a lot of people during his time with us. Added to that we hope to raise a ton of money for a couple of charities we know Alexis would have approved of.
There’s still a long way to go in raising awareness concerning mental health issues and preventing suicide. Through this event we can contribute to helping people who are going through similar struggles to those that Alexis suffered.
The entire ticket price goes to charity. NO ONE is making any money from the event aside from covering costs.
I hope everyone that should and wants to be there can be. This includes obviously people that knew my friend Alexis and also those who didn’t too. All are welcome.
Let’s make the daft fucker proud.
Just like he did for us.
Already confirmed are guests including Wolf People, Baba Naga and Sievehead, as well as Wet Nun, which will see Rob and Ross Orton on drumming duties perform the bands’ catalogue once again, with a series of very special guests. All proceeds from the event will go to the charities Mind and The Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. Get your tickets, here http://bit.ly/WetNshef