They’ll perform sets on the streets of Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and London, setting up at Big Issue pitches, distribution points and homeless hostels.
The world’s most widely-circulated street publication launched in 1991 with the aim of offering homeless people a way to generate income. Accredited vendors buy copies for £1.25 and sell them for £2.50, keeping the profits. The organisation currently works with over 2000 people either homeless or at risk of being homeless. Find out more.
Crowns singer Bill Jefferson says: “We really just wanted to help. It’s a great opportunity to raise awareness of the good work the vendors are doing in legitimately earning an income for themselves.
“We’re from a very small town in Cornwall but there are massive problems with homelessness there. It just goes unseen – people are sleeping in fields and hedges rather than shop doorways.”
The band’s set will include tracks from recent album Stitches In The Flag along with Cornish Christmas carols. Follow @BigIssue or @crownsband on Twitter for progress updates.
-Classic Rock Magazine