Thank you for your support in helping us raise £29,094 for stage crew impacted by the pandemic.
Thanks to your generosity, the campaign has exceeded our expectations. We raised a total of £535,840 which will go directly to Stagehand Charity who will distribute the funds to stage crew who have suffered due to Covid-19.
Many congratulations to Michael from Glasgow, UK who won the prize draw. Thanks again and we hope to see you all again very soon.
Nick and Warren are raising money for crew charity Stagehand’s #ILoveLive campaign, which is providing financial help for those UK stage crew who are in the greatest need. Largely self employed, many stage crew have fallen into the gaps in Government financial support offered through the Covid 19 pandemic.
Crew are the unsung heroes of the live entertainment world and without them shows just couldn’t happen.
To win the signed bass and pedal we are holding a prize draw with tickets at £5 each.
Tickets can be purchased between Friday 27th November and Thursday 17th December. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 23rd December. You can enter multiple times.
A guitar and pedal, both signed by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
The guitar is from Eastwood’s collection of Warren Ellis signature guitars. It was used during the Ghosteen album sessions and the film score session for Blonde. It comes with the case shown.
Along with the guitar is Warren’s own pedal, used and abused during Bad Seeds and Grinderman tours and studio sessions.
The guitar and pedal are signed by both Warren and Nick and come with a handwritten note from Warren.
By buying at least one entry at £5 you will be entered into the prize draw. If you buy multiple entries you stand a higher chance of winning. To enter you must select one of the entry reward options on this page. You can also enter the prize draw without donating by post. See terms and conditions for details. By donating and entering the prize draw you agree to the terms and conditions.
You can make a donation without entering the prize draw using the donation box toward the top of the page.
Founded in 1996, the PSA is the trade association for individuals and businesses providing technical production services to live events. A member funded, member focussed, organisation, the PSA membership consists of around 2000 self employed technicians and 300 memberships in technical supply businesses.
Stagehand is the public facing name of the PSA Welfare and Benevolent Fund; a registered charity launched over 2 decades ago with the aim of raising and distributing funds for members, former members and their families who fall on hard times through illness or injury. More recently, the trustees launched a ring-fenced fund to subsidise Mental Health First Aid training for self employed members, as part of our mission to improve our sector’s approach to mental health.
The crisis in our sector caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the focus to those unable to work due to the current crisis. Live production workers and businesses were amongst the first to be affected, it is now clear that many live production crews are reaching a critical point with basic living expenses outstripping income. This applies across the board, from those people that earn a living building and operating shows at grassroots level to those that work with the largest stadium artists.
Extensions to the Job Retention Scheme have come too late for many companies; they were forced to make redundancies in the summer. 20% of self employed workers fell through the cracks in support; these are the people we intend to support through this fund.
Our immediate plan is to help the crew in most need, those who are close to losing the roof over their head, or those that are struggling to put food on the table. Grants will be considered to any UK crew worker who is working in the live music sector. They do not have to be PSA members.
This project offers rewards in return for your donation.