From 6.30pm on July 7th the Marrs Bar in Worcester will host 1in60, a live music event raising money for West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC).

According to a report produced by the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office and the Office for National Statistics, it had been estimated that approximately 551,000 adults in the UK aged 16-59 experience some form of rape or sexual assault every year. It is time to take action. Worcester music promoters, Surprise Attacks and Uncover have come together to put on an evening of some of the best acts the Midlands music scene has to offer. From 6.30pm on July 7th the Marrs Bar in Worcester will host 1in60, a live music event raising money for West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC).  Soeur, HVMM, Nuns of the Tundra, Skewwhiff, Institutes and As Mamas are the six incredible bands that will hitting the stage!


Three-piece band, Sœur will be playing at 1in60. Breaking hard-rock down to its simplest form, this band makes pop songs drenched in grunge-heavy noise, with math-rock seeping through the seams. Anya Pulver, Tina Maynard & James Collins who make up Sœur have already found their revolutionary live shows selling out in dive bars and clubs across their native South West, which means that you are all very lucky they are playing this event. They’ve got their musical image down to a tee, with vocal lines that tangle and intertwine and riffs so substantial, that ties everything down with industrial power. This is a sound of colossal proportions!


Alternative rock band HVMM are one you won’t forget! This four-piece band are something quite special. Dark times and darker songs need a band with enough depth to shine through, to rise above and to beat an increasingly stagnant rock music scene into submission, to create something memorable. This sums up HVMM pretty well! HVMM have been receiving positive reviews, playing high profile shows such as CAMDEN ROCKS, THE GREAT ESCAPE, HRH Ibiza (Ibiza’s biggest rock festival), HACKNEY WONDERLAND and sold out their first London headline show way in advance.  Classic rock describes HVMM’s music as ‘a ferocious blast of thundering blues-rock with a spine of steel.’ 


Troy Tittley, Arran Davis, Jim Smith and Melos Moody make up this four-piece indie band Nuns of The Tundra. Having recently reached the final of nationwide competition Firestone’s Battle Of The Bands 2017, Nuns Of The Tundra have gone from strength to strength, after their incredible year and we are pleased to announce that they will be performing at 1in60.


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Skewwhiff, the much-loved four-piece, have played festivals and gigs extensively, owning the stage and the songs set in preparation for their debut player, Nice Little Upper, which was released in 2014. Surprise Attacks describe Skewwhiff in saying that, ‘they evoke some of the classic early 80s political punk bands like the Au Pairs, Gang of Four with a hint of Pixies’. 


The band Institutes produce gritty and pretty songs with honest words that soar, big riffs and instrumentals that you won’t forget! With an engaging, dynamic and energetic performance, this band will bring songs to life. Their sound is described as ‘kick-ass melodic indie-rock’, so if you like the sound of that then you will LOVE Institutes. This is a band for fans of Arcane Roots, The Joy Formidable, Jeff Buckley, Foals, Queens of the Stone Age, Everything Everything Temper Trap, Muse, Foo Fighters and Radiohead. Andrew Marston BBC Introducing HW says that the band produces powerful and exciting tracks that are delivered with an outstanding stage performance.


To kick off the night the incredible As Mamas will be bringing their garage/psych rock outfit to The Marrs Bar, they continue to go from strength to strength and thistwo-piecee band rehearse and record in a 1960’s caravan, oozing charisma, authenticity and pure rock & roll.  Parte Dois, their recently released EP has received great reviews so prick up your ears and take notice!


As well as this event raising more awareness for issues, such as rape and sexual assault, all the money that is raised involving this event will be given to West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre. The bands who are performing are playing apart of a great charity and we hope that you will go along and support these acts and this cause. Siân Patterson of WMRSASC said ‘we are absolutely delighted that these prominent music promoters have decided to support us in this way, we are certain that the evening will be a huge success both in term of fundraising and raising awareness of the prevalence of sexual violence.’
Tickets are available here


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