Faber c.e.o. Stephen Page and his band Shabby Road are returning to play the National Literacy Trust (NLT) fundraiser after raising £10,000 last year.
The five person band of publishing insiders will perform songs from the Beatles’ self-titled 1968 LP, known as the White Album. At their debut gig at the 100 Club in support of NLT in September, Shabby Road played songs from Beatles’ "Abbey Road".
Page will play drums joined by author of The Year of Reading Dangerously (Fourth Estate) and co-host of the literary podcast "Backlisted" (Futurebook Podcast of the Year 2019) Andy Miller on vocals and keyboard, head of literary acquisitions at all3media Hannah Griffiths on bass guitar and backing vocals, c.e.o. of post-production company The Farm Group David "Klaf" Klafkowski on electric guitar and musician working in primary education Malcom MacWatt on guitar and backing vocals.
Page said: “Playing "Abbey Road" was pretty daunting but the gig was amazing–and such a joyous way to support a great charity. This time we’re setting ourselves the target of raising £15,000, so would ask people to start buying tickets as soon as possible.”
National Literacy Trust c.e.o. Jonathan Douglas said: “Shabby Road’s debut performance was a never to be forgotten explosion of musical talent in support of NLT. The book industry sits at the heart of our mission to transform children’s lives through literacy, and that night at The 100 Club demonstrated just how big the industry’s heart is.”
"Back in The 100 Club–Songs from the White Album" will take place on Monday 29 June 2020 from 7.30pm. Tickets available at: literacytrust.org.uk/events/gigs-literacy-shabby-road-perform-white-album/