“Tell It To The Beer” at The Old Bakery Truro, sees Gaz Brookfield, Auction For The Promise Club and Nick Parker performing on behalf of The Invictus Trust, a charity set up in Cornwall to aid awareness of mental health issues amongst teenagers and to offer support to them. All profits from this event will go to The Invictus Trust.
“Tell It To The Beer” promises to be an excellent night of Quality music, that’s Quality with a capital Q!
Age restriction: 16+ (ID required). Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.
Parking: No parking on site. Please use Garras Wharf, Old Bridge Street, Boscowen Park or Tescos and walk over.
Price: £9 ADV £10 OTD
Gaz Brookfield is a solo acoustic musician based in Bristol.
Since winning Acoustic magazine's 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, he has spent his time on the road, touring the UK and Europe. In this time he has shared the stage with the likes of The Levellers, Frank Turner,New Model Army, Nick Harper, Newton Faulkner, Miles Hunt, Seth Lakeman and many more, racking up over 1000 gigs to date.
Gaz remains the only unsigned solo artist to sell out The Fleece, Bristol. A feat he has now achieved five times, the last three selling out over six months in advance. Often playing as many as 200 gigs a year, Gaz's relentless and never-ending tour schedule takes him to every corner of the country and beyond. The last few years saw Brookfield play at over 100 UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory and many more, firmly cementing him as a festival favourite for the future.
St Agnes’s finest, Auction For The Promise Club, have played Bestival, Boardmasters, The Great Escape, Y Not Festival, Radio 1's Big Weekend Showcase, Looe Festival and in 2012 headlined the Emerging Icons Stage in the Olympic Park for the opening day of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Rock magazine Louder Than War said of the band; “Auction For The Promise Club are forging their own, unique brand of modern alternative rock, skilfully conflating radio-friendly melodies with a steely intent." Their recently released album "Silence" has garnered rave reviews for it's blending of pop, grunge and rock and singer Zoe White Chambers ethereal vocals.
Nick Parker embarked on a solo career in 2010 and has since released three full-length albums, 2010’s ‘The King of False Alarms’ and 2014’s ‘Angry Pork and the Occasional Bird’. His third album ‘Besta Venya’ which was released in May 2017. Nick’s songs are often tongue-in-cheek and cheerful, and on the rare occasion when fun IS poked it is always with a wry smile and an element of satire.
Over the years Nick has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with The Wedding Present, Bright Eyes, Ben Marwood, Frank Turner, Mike Peters and Mike Scott among others, and he regularly tours with Bristol based Gaz Brookfield (as a separate act, but also playing mandolin in his band).
The Invictus Trust was set up in January 2010 and is dedicated to the memory of Ben Cowburn, a wonderfully vibrant young man whose struggle with mental health issues had tragic consequences. The Invictus Trust is named after the poem that inspired Ben, written by Ernest Henley and used by Nelson Mandela as a source of strength during his jail sentence on Robben Island.
The Invictus Trust is a small charity which aims to support and offer services to local teenagers who are suffering from poor mental health and associated issues. Funds raised are used for the following: Information – Supplying easy to understand on-line information regarding mental health terminology. Our web based Mental Health Portal directs to other excellent websites and sources of information including the 3 Invictus films. We offer plastic Invictus cards to all young people as a keepsake with our website address on it.
Campaigning – We campaign for increased awareness of mental health issues via our blog, FaceBook and Twitter. We are also campaigning for an innovative 14 bed unit to be sited in Cornwall so that Cornish young people do not have to travel out of county for their care. We believe Cornwall desperately needs this resource and the Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust have published a fully costed business case offering two sites to the commissioners. This will be the first unit in the UK caring for 13-25 year olds in one setting.
All funds raised are spent on raising awareness and campaigning. No-one receives any remuneration for their efforts.
You can find out more about the work of the trust at: