In memory of Derry musician Stevie Martin, the Nerve Centre will be hosting a musical celebration in his honour. On Saturday 4th March 2017, a host of this country’s finest musicians will take to the stage to celebrate his life and also raise funds for the worthwhile work carried out by Pieta House.
Led by And So I Watch You From Afar and also featuring The Wood Burning Savages, Making Monsters, Waldorf & Cannon, Rosborough, Furlo, John Deery & the Heads, Allie Bradley, Susie Blue and Shoot The Messenger, it will undoubtedly be one of the gigs of the year. Tickets are £12 and are available direct from the Nerve Centre website.
The Wood Burning Savages always have a way with words, so I’ll leave you in their capable hands:
“Depression is a dense fog that most of us will battle in our lives and it’s taken too many of our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, friends, classmates and neighbours through self-harm or suicide.
Anxiety is like a hound and it may sit outside your door scratching and barking at you, telling you to hide yourself away. It may make you feel worthless, ashamed or uncomfortable in the skin you’re in. It may make you forget the times when you were happy or when you felt fully …in control.
Please remember this though, you are always worth something, you will always be loved and treasured by someone, your presence will always brighten a room, you will always have something to give to this world and you are the centre of someone’s universe.
Your wellbeing and happiness is more important than anything else on this planet and you’re a million times braver than you give yourself credit for. If you feel lost in that fog or if that hound is chasing you call out and we will all hear you, we will link arms, lift the fog and help you find yourself again, find that control, find that happiness that you deserve because you always deserve to be happy, you have a right to be happy.”