On this coming Saturday 20th February, B12 Entertainment will be hosting a pre-recorded virtual gig in aid of two Inverclyde based charities – Man On Inverclyde and Inverclyde Women’s Aid. Broadcast live from the B12 Entertainment Facebook page, viewers can experience performances from talented upcoming artists – Black Dove and Strange Dimensions.

Official poster for the event on Saturday.

Filmed in a studio by a professional crew, the show has been produced and edited to achieve the best possible viewing and listening experience. To contribute to the fundraiser, viewers can donate before, during and after the event using the provided fundraising links.

Inverclyde indie rock outfit, Black Dove, have years of experience playing shows across the country – including iconic venues such as King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut in Glasgow. Amongst various festival slots and gigs across Scotland, Black Dove have accumulated a loyal fan base with over 40,000 streams across their Spotify discography. The band are set to support Luke La Volpe in King Tuts on September 3rd this year.

Black Dove frontman Josh Cunningham keeping busy over lockdown recording demos of new music. Image courtesy of Black Dove’s Instagram account – @_black_dove.

Saturday’s stream will be a chance to experience Strange Dimensions’ first ever performance. Formed in February 2020, the four-piece take influence from Fontaines DC, The Strokes and display a modern adaption of the popular 1990’s Manchester alternative scene including the likes of The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. The band have played several solo live stream performances on social media and have uploaded a live performance/ recording of original tune, “See You At The End”, available to watch on YouTube.

Strange Dimensions performing ‘See You At The End’ recorded by WeeTownSessions.

Gareth Gonet of B12 Entertainment tells the reasoning behind the fundraiser.

“I am delighted to be putting on this exciting event in aid of two fantastic local charities. As a promoter and manager of a number of acts, I’ve had to get creative through the pandemic in order to continue to provide opportunities for acts and live music for the public, so I hope people enjoy what we’ve came up with here. I urge everyone to tune in on Saturday to enjoy music from two of Inverclyde’s most exciting young bands and help us raise some funds for Man On Inverclyde and Inverclyde Women’s Aid in the process.”

Man On Inverclyde is a peer support service available for men in Inverclyde, aiming to prevent self-harm and suicide among men within the Inverclyde community and beyond. The charity provides a safe space to meet, chat and share thoughts to remind members that nobody is alone. Inverclyde Women’s Aid is a voluntary organisation aiming to provide support to women, children and young people who are, or have experienced domestic abuse.

To watch the stream and donate to these great local charities, use the links provided below.
Check out Black Dove on Spotify in preparation for Saturday.