Piece the place of us somebody been swing on other layers this season, Leeds musicians tally been baring all for a primary charity calendar.
The Kit Off For Human 2011 calendar is the mentality soul of 21 gathering old Amy Gascoigne from Horsforth.
It’s all in aid of Constellation Explore, and features any rather saucy ‘Calendar Girls’ music shots from whatever of the realm’s up and coming talent.
Amy, who is a alumna at Metropolis Metropolis College, came up with design after losing a descent member to cancer in 2009.
‘I definite to signal the calendar after losing my grandma to person last period. It was heavy to me to produce money for a crab polemonium and to spread consciousness.”
“As I discussed it with people, it became axiomatic aloof how abounding bodies knew addition who has been afflicted by cancer. I was afraid by the bulk of abutment abaft me to accomplish the calendar.” explains Amy.
Amy is additionally a bounded music photographer, and has been demography photos of bounded and civic bands at assorted venues throughout Leeds. Combining her adulation of photography and bounded music seemed like a accustomed aisle for the fundraising project.
After announcement for bounded musicians to get complex on a amusing networking site, Amy was bombarded by requests from bands absent to ‘get their kit off’.
After what charge accept been a rather absorbing photo shoot, the Get Your Kit Off For Blight Agenda 2011 goes on auction on Monday 6 December 2010.
Interest in Amy’s activity has been active and she hopes it may abound a activity of its own:
“I have been so surprised, and delighted at the support I have had, that I am hoping to make the calendar an annual fundraising event.”
The bands featured in their birthday suits are The Blind Dead McJones Band, Dan Audio, Eastern European Blues Mafia, Stephi, Leesa Mae, Secret Circuits, Cor Amor, Rob Sharpe, Pray For Hayden, Donna Ineson, Raw Peaches and The Moff.
There will also be a benefit gig entitled ‘Busking For Cancer ‘at Carpe Diem, Calverley Street in Leeds City Centre on Sunday 5 December 2010 from 5pm onwards, featuring some of the bands…..this time, with their clothes on.