Friday I’m In Love presents The Common People
Prepare for a star-studded rock ‘n’ roll reboot of the Last Night Of The Proms.
Britain’s first ever Common People Prom, which will be held on Tuesday 15th Sept at Camden’s Electric Ballroom, promises to be a euphoric celebration of some of the best songs ever written.
Hosted by the inventors of ‘massaoke’, Friday I’m In Love, The Common People Prom is being staged to raise money for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
With lyrics projected on giant screens, the crowd will belt out pop, indie and rock anthems backed by the brilliant Friday I’m In Love band.
Each singalong hit will be led by a well-known TV, music or comedy personality, but ultimately the crowd will be the star of the show.
Extraordinary pianist James Rhodes, comedians Al Murray and Sara Pascoe, singer David McAlmont and Happy Mondays legend Bez will be joining this unique event, with more guest performers to be announced.
NOTES TO THE EDITOR
About Friday I’m in Love
Friday I’m In Love are on a mission to bring ‘massaoke’ joy to the whole nation.
The idea is simple. A brilliant live band plays pop, indie and rock anthems and the crowd sings along, guided by lyrics projected onto a giant screen.
There’s no dreaded karaoke spotlight here – this is massaoke, where everyone sings together and the crowd is the star of the show.
Famous converts include Al Murray, who regularly joins the band to play drums, and Phill Jupitus, Tim Vine, Sara Pascoe and Arthur Smith who have all led the singing. Meanwhile, footage of Channel 4’s Jon Snow singing Blur’s Parklife with the band at a previous charity fundraiser has become a YouTube hit.
Since its launch by a group of friends in London four years ago, Friday I’m in Love’s massaoke has become a popular monthly night at The Phoenix in Oxford Circus, along with a sister night at The Admiral in Glasgow.
The musical outfit played to packed tents at this year’s Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, and enjoys sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.
Their innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and help homeless people get back on their feet by empowering them to transform their own lives.
Footage from previous Friday I’m In Love events:
Jon Snow singing Parklife in aid of The Amy Winehouse Foundation: https://youtu.be/ghtcxJGIn4Q?t=1m22s
Friday I’m In Love crowd singing Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart at Glastonbury 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjhwshS1u6Y
Press photos: http://adobe.ly/1R2BasV
VIP tickets (include entry to after show party): £35
Regular tickets: £25 / £20 concs
Profits go to Crisis. Help us help the homeless and buy your ticket now!
Sign up to the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/411771689009928/
Follow @commonprom on Twitter or visit www.commonpeopleprom.com for more guest announcements as they happen.