Brum Third Year sets up a new club night
It aims to support unsigned music acts and to send some profits to charity
Third year Birmingham student Joe Leale-Green has set up a new night called EIGHT. It’s aiming to give Rainbow a run for their money, and will be a platform for unsigned up-and-coming DJs to showcase their talent in front of the relevant music labels in attendance.
Speaking to the Tab, Joe said: “The real dream for EIGHT Events is to create a platform to expose unsigned artists talent and give them real opportunities to kickstart an actual career in music.
“Turning their indoor hobbies into a full time job that they’ve always wanted and will enjoy. Personally, the concept behind EIGHT Events came to me because music has helped me through a lot so I want music to help others.”
Kiki Hassen, who also works and helps Joe with EIGHT events, added: “As the idea of EIGHT stemmed from helping unsigned artists succeed in their career, we thought we would continue that theme by choosing the charities of Our Moon and MIND to donate some of the profits to.
“Our Moon is a fairly new charity so we knew the proceeds would be of use to them in helping students in Africa succeed in their lives as they deserve as many of the opportunities we get here.
“We also believe strongly in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness as this can genuinely save lives and more people are affected by this than many others realise. MIND is therefore very close to our heart as it aims to do exactly this.”
The first event is scheduled to take place on 18th November at Boxxed, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled on Facebook to see what other exciting things they have got planned.