Charity launches fundraising concert

Badly Drawn Boy is one of six musicians confirmed to play at the RNIB’s See Through Sound concert

Andy Jones and Newton Falkner

The Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) is hosting a fundraising concert in London next month that will feature performances from Badly Drawn Boy, Doc Brown and Vaults.

See Through Sound will take place at London’s Cadogan Hall on 14 October, combining live performances from well-established musicians with a number of breakthrough acts to support and raise funds for the charity.

The line-up also includes The Voice winner, Kevin Simm, and former reality television star, Andy Jones (pictured left).

Speaking about performing at the concert, Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, said: “I’m truly delighted to be playing at See Through Sound. Most of us take our sight for granted, this is an opportunity to understand a perspective on sound from people with limited or no vision.”

Explaining the reasons for hosting the concert, RNIB group director of fundraising, Wanda Hamilton, told OT: “RNIB’s See Through Sound aims to both entertain and educate music fans, providing them with the opportunity to experience live music in a whole new way. This concert will support us in achieving our goal of making every day better for the more than two million people living with sight loss across the UK.”

Tickets, priced at £25, are available through Ticketmaster

The RNIB will announce more artists on its website shortly.