MUSIC FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Glasgow’s Life Model, Adullboy, Idkid and Mad Rodents play at this unique gig for mental health, raising funds for Artlink's Leylines project which builds creative connections for mental health across West Lothian.
Local resident Peter Johnstone is the power behind this grassroots event – inspired by his passion for the current vibrant Scottish music scene: "I wanted to bring fresh Scottish talent to a small town in West Lothian where I come from. I wanted to give others incredible live music without the need to get to the city centres. Music is helpful in so many ways, it brings us out of ourselves and is a connection with others. Creativity is a joy and an escapism."
Chris Smith from Life Model said "It’s important to take any opportunity to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health and get more people to talk about it."
Life Model are a dream pop band based in Glasgow have received critical acclaim having been nominated artist of the week in Scotland on Sunday’s music editorial following their ‘Under the Radar’ nomination by the Scotsman (9/11). They have been compared to Sonic Youth, Cocteau Twins and the Smashing Pumpkins with shimmery pop touches from Belle and Sebastian and the Sundays.
Adullboy are West Lothian homegrown songwriting talent and recently appearing at Party in the Palace ‘David Byrne played by Harry Dean Stanton, directed by David Lynch’.
Idkid‘s adrenaline powered performances and hyper-melodic sensibilities reference the Beatles, the Wannadies, the Cribs and the Pixies.
Artlink is an arts and disability organisation established in 1984. Artlink believes participation in the arts has an important role to play in realising personal and social change. Our aim is to increase opportunities to take part in the arts for those who experience disadvantage or disability in the Lothians. The individual is central to all our work; they inform what we do and how we do it. Artlink’s Leylines is funded by West Lothian Council, Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation and Creative Scotland.For more information visit www.artllinkedinburgh.co.uk.
VenueBoghall Parish Church
Elizabeth Drive, Boghall, Bathgate, EH48 1JB
Free (£3 suggested donation)