Shame, Sleeper, Ider and Whenyoung set for Chris Meredith memorial gig

Shame, Sleeper, Ider and Whenyoung set for Chris Meredith memorial gig

Shame (pictured), Sleeper, Ider and Whenyoung have announced they will be performing at an intimate charity show in memory of ATC Live agent Chris Meredith, who died in September after battling depression.

The event will take place at O2 Academy Islington, London on Sunday, December 1 to support two mental health charities, CALM and Mind. 

Sleeper frontwoman Louise Wener paid tribute to Meredith during her speech at last week's Music Week Women In Music Awards, where she received the Inspirational Artist honour. 

“Chris Meredith was a big part of the Sleeper story, bringing us back to the live circuit after 20 years away," said the band. "He was an absolute gem, a champion of female artists, and we’ll miss him hugely. We’re taking part in this gig for Mind and CALM because they do such amazing work breaking down the stigma of mental health issues and helping people in crisis. Their work is vitally important. Perhaps now, more than ever."

Simon Gunning, CEO of the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) added: "As an organisation that has always worked closely with the music community, we're proud to partner with ATC Live to honour the memory of Chris Meredith.

"It's great to have the support of such brilliant artists in raising awareness of the services that are available to anyone who may be struggling, and donations contribute towards the operation of CALM's free and anonymous helpline and webchat which are open every day, 5pm-midnight."

Tickets cost £20 and go onsale at 10am on Tuesday, November 19, with £6 from every ticket sold to be donated to CALM and Mind.

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