Norweigan country-pop superstar, and now resident Londoner, Liv Austen is set to headline a benefit event in aid of Mind UK, a mental health charity, sponsored by Belles and Gals.
The event is set to be held at Acapela Studio in the Pentyrch area of Cardiff on the 29th March 2020 with all proceeds going to the Charity. Curated by Belles & Gals author Laura Klonowski, the event is a first of its kind for the welsh capital. Supporting the event alongside Liv Austen, is Belles and Gals managed artist Louise Parker and welsh country star Eleri Angharad.
Speaking of the event Austen states “I love that I am getting the opportunity to come to Cardiff for my first ever show there thanks to this event. The venue looks incredible and I will be using their gorgeous grand piano (spoiler alert!). There was no question when I heard that the event was in aid of MIND, I had to do it – it is a charity that is very close to my heart. Mental health, and real help in that area, is so crucial – and we all need it. I lost a friend to suicide earlier this year. It was completely out of the blue for me – maybe one of the last people I would have expected to have had those thoughts. I wish I could turn back time and made sure she got the help she needed, but all I can do is to try to raise awareness for the future. Even for people who don’t suffer that severely, we all need to know there is somewhere we can turn for help when we need it. Our mind needs health checks just like the rest of our body.”
The event is not only special for curator Laura, as she brings together a few of her favourite artists but, also as she has a strong motive for curating the event “I have decided to put together a showcase for Mind because my family has a long history of mental health issues and I have my own struggles with anxiety so having an outlet such as Mind is vital to make sure we all stay in a healthy mind space”.
Tickets for the show are £14 and can be purchased online from acapela.co.uk.
Date: Sunday 29th March 2020
Venue: Acapela Studio, Heol Y Pentre, Pentyrch, Cardiff, CF15 9QD.
About Liv Austen
Norwegian-born, London based Liv Austen has been a leading light in the UK country music scene for the past few years. Her 2018 debut album ‘A Moment of Your Time’ received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Belles and Gals’ have previously said “This is the album for Liv Austen to shine, and shine she does!”. After garnering many fans in the UK it is easy to see why Liv is leading the way for the genre in the UK.
About Eleri Angharad
Eleri Angharad is a Welsh artist who initially caught the eye of Belles and Gals in 2018. Her vocal talents have been likened to Nashville star Clare Bowen and she is quickly rising in the UK country music scene. Her 2019 debut album has led to an extensive UK and European tour with shows having taken place in London, The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
About Louise Parker
Joining the Belles & Gals roster in 2019 under the management of Nick Cantwell, Louise Parker has seen a growing fanbase thanks to her wonderful songwriting, energetic performance and charming whit. With two recent top ten itunes UK Country singles under her belt, Louise is sure to see growing fame within the rapidly expanding UK country scene.