Youngsters perform at Lawson gig

Monday 17th March 2014

On Thursday 13th February, over 2,000 people filled the IndigO2 to watch Lawson headline a charity gig, in aid of the Trust and Help a Capital Child, and young people from the Royal Greenwich youth service also had the chance to perform on stage.

Lawson fans travelled from as far as Holland to see their favourite group perform their first gig of 2014.

Supporting Lawson was upcoming nineteen-year-old Nina Nesbitt, a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Edinburgh in Scotland who’s debut album, Peroxide, was released on Monday 17th February.

Before Lawson and Nina performed, three young acts, chosen from a talent competition called Perform:2014 which took place in January, took to the stage for a one-off performance.

The winning acts chosen were 18 year old Autumn Sharif, three piece group M.I.A and 14 year old Lauren Jenkins.

Autumn said, “I am very grateful to have been given this opportunity. That was my biggest performance yet, it was so exciting!”

Lauren Jenkins added, it’s not about what you’ve got, it’s what you make of what you’ve got. I hope everyone enjoyed my performance.”

The Trust’s Youth Service Ambassador and Capital Breakfast presenter, Dave Berry, who hosted the concert, was the mastermind behind the event having originally come up with the idea and calling on his friends in the business to perform for the cause.

The money raised from the evening will be split between the Trust and Help a Capital Child, two charities that aim to improve the lives of people in their surrounding communities.

Dave Berry commented, ‘A massive thanks to Lawson and Nina Nesbitt for putting on a great show and to everyone who bought a ticket and came along on the night.

We managed to raise a great amount of money to help the Trust and Help a Capital Child to continue their wonderful work.”

Watch highlights of the concert HERE