I went to a charity gig a couple of weeks ago at the Wingspan Club in Crawley. The gig was called ‘Songs for Joseph‘, and was staged to raise money for the Evelina Hospital, (the children’s hospital attached to St Thomas’) in Westminster London. The gig was in memory of Joseph Elisha Taylor, who was only a few weeks old when in January this year he lost his fight for life. He spent much of his short life under the excellent care of the staff of the Evelina Hospital. ‘Songs for Joseph‘ featured Joseph’s older sister Izzy, age 6 who, I understand, sang an excellent solo opener ‘Jesus loves me this I know’, (which I unfortunately missed), and three bands, Eye’s Last Sight, The Audacity and local singer songwriter, annaJo, who was performing with a band put together specially for the occasion. annaJo just happens to be my daughter, and at home Jo sings and plays all the time, but sometimes it’s just great to be there at one of her gigs, especially when it is raising money for something that is close to her heart (Jo is good friends with Joseph and Izzy’s mum). annaJo writes many of her own songs, and performs locally with a friend Andrew who is a guitarist. Earlier this year annaJo released her first professionally produced EP – Jackpot.
The total raised during the evening for the Evelina Hospital was over £350, and it will probably be used to buy an iPad, enabling children and parents to stay in touch with the outside world during their stay in hospital.
Forgive me for showing off again, but if you fancy listening to some of annaJo’s songs, have a look at her website www.annajo.co.uk