Shantstock Live 2014

Halifax felt the festival vibes in a Shantstock Live music marathon with performances from a host of artists.

In an outdoor concert at The Shant pub, Holmfield, crowds were entertained by local bands and soloists in a 12-hour fundraising music session for two local charities; The Basement Recovery Project and Overgate Hospice.

Crowds enjoyed performances by Bite the Bullet, Jacob Crawshaw, Roger Davies, 32:20, Jess Thristan and band, Tempus, The Sounds of Motor City, The Tall Trees, Alley Gator, Dave Gaunt, Dwayne Jones, Jake Smallbones and Reight Twang in a festival organised by Jake Smallbones and Dwayne Jones.

The Shant pub landlord and landlady Paul and Rhani Moran said the festival is something they wanted to bring back to the pub after taking over in October last year.

Rhani said: “Shantstock pulled in old and new customers who haven’t seen the pub since it was totally refurbished, last year.

Back in April I had the pleasure of showing Paul, Rhani and friends around Basement House and explaining what the project was all about. They had chosen TBRP and Overgate Hospice as beneficiaries from fund raising at their first Shantstock event. Due to a clash of dates, much of TBRP staff and volunteers couldn’t attend the event – Tom and Cath wouldn’t postpone their wedding 🙂

I did manage to call in mid-afternoon (between the wedding and the evening reception – you can do that when you don’t drink and need to sleep it off in between), and what I did see and hear was fantastic – a credit to all who participated and those turned up to enjoy the day. I’ll be looking forward to next year’s event.

I went back today to collect the collection buckets and Rhani presented me with the following letter and a cheque for £565.00. I was truly amazed that they have raised so much from a free event, and one they put on in such a short timescale – even more credit to all who helped organise the event.

Dear Heath,

Shantstock 2014 – We had a fantastic day – the sun was shining and we had plenty of customers who gave us some lovely feedback on what a good day they had.

Thanks goes to all our raffle prize donators, all of the bands who gave up their time, Jake Smallbones and Dwayne Jones who helped get all the bands for our charity event, my staff who did an amazing job on the day, Sponsorship for advertising HX2 and Halifax Metals, Craig Wilkinson (Halifax Limo’s for the Trailer and all his help throughout the day), Alan Waddington for the banners he supplied, Kean Turner who compared for part of the day, Steve who organised the generator for the bands power, Peter who did the sounds, Phil for the photo’s he took (which can be seen on Shant Holmfield Facebook page) – there may be more people to thank for making the day such a good day.

A big thank you should go to the people who came and gave generously to make this a fantastic day.

We had chosen two charities – yours and Overgate Hospice – so money raised other than your buckets and collection tubs have been split 50/50.

£565.00 was raised for your Charity – we are really pleased with this – our first year of doing Shantstock and we know we can make improvements for next year to make more money for charity.

Paul & Rhani Moran
Landlord and Landlady

The money will be well spent, I know Michelle will make sure of that, but being the “marketing man” for TBRP, I know the publicity TBRP has received as a result is priceless. Everyone knows someone who knows someone affected by addiction, and getting the message out there that TBRP could help, could save someone’s life, just as it saved mine.

Whatever your chosen charity(s) for next year, give the TBRP volunteers a call and we will be happy to help in any way we can (assuming there are no weddings) 🙂

Thank you Shantstock !