Rock band Bad Touch lead the way with their latest single, a rock and roll cover of Kiki Dee’s 1974 hit ‘I’ve Got The Music In Me’, as Marshall Amplification In partnership with the Music Venue Trust, weigh in to support the #saveourvenues campaign and raise funds for grassroots music venues.
The manner these companies are undertaking this is with the launch of an I’ve Got The Music In Me emblazoned t-shirt with all proceeds going to help fund the aforementioned music venues through the continued economic threats and challenges they face. T
Aside from the actual funding, Marshall is encouraging everyone in the music industry and their fans to stand up and support their local venues by the wearing of such shirts.
The single is taken from Bad Touch’s new album Kiss the Sky.
“Music Venue Trust is delighted that a business so renowned for their connection to live music has stepped forward to help raise money for grassroots music venues. It may still be some time before you can visit a venue but you can help #saveourvenues by buying and wearing Marshall’s campaign T-shirt,” said Mark Davyd, on behalf of the trust.
While Marshall’s managing director, Jonathan Ellery, commented: “Everything we do at Marshall Amplification and Marshall Records encompasses live music and we admire what Music Venue Trust are doing with their #saveourvenues campaign. We are excited to be partnering with them to raise funds and help grassroots venues to be able to continue to push the success of live music.”
As for Bad Touch, who recorded the song and planned on going out on tour before this pandemic crisis entered any of our heads, their singer Stevie Westwood said: “Bad Touch live for being on the road.” Fortunately, the band has been able to reschedule their tour. “There’s nothing we love more than giving people an escape from the trials of life and playing our brand of feel-good rock and roll for the soul.”
Marshall Amplification, based in Buckinghamshire, have close personal connections not only to their local venues The Craufurd Arms and MK11, but to venues all across the UK that see their amplifiers on stage every week. Marshall was founded with the ethos to help artists make themselves heard on the very stages that are now at threat of closure.
Launched on April 27th, the #saveourvenues campaign has already amassed over £2,000,000 donations with support from likes of Amazon Music, SJM and a number of high-profile artists and music fans throughout the UK. Artists and Venues are being provided with tools and guidance to get involved with #saveourvenues to help raise funds and awareness with the target of helping venues during times like these. Music fans are also encouraged to show their support by engaging with the #saveourvenues shows and donating to their local venue’s crowd funding pages. Fans can also choose to donate directly to the main #saveourvenues fund via the campaign website.
The I’ve Got the Music In Me t-shirt can be purchased here.
More information on #saveourvenues and instructions on how to get involved can be found here.
More information on the Music Venue Trust can be found here.
More information on Marshall Amplification can be found here.
Bad Touch’s new album Kiss the Sky can be purchased here.
You can watch the video for ‘I’ve Got The Music In Me’ right here at RAMzine.