Shanghai Treason on tour for homeless charity
Sheffield-based folk-punk five-piece, Shanghai Treason will be playing around the country this month, on a tour sponsored by Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH) which will raise money for the homeless charity Crisis.
Musicians Against Homelessness was launched in 2016 by Alan McGee, former Oasis guru and current manager of The Jesus & Mary Chain, Black Grape and Happy Mondays. It has organised over five hundred MAH benefit gigs around the UK featuring over 1000 artists.
McGee said: “The homeless situation in the UK is sickening and shocking but there is a growing awareness of the desperation people at the bottom have to endure, thanks to the musicians who back us.”
Rock and pop stars including Shaun Ryder, Cast, James, Dodgy and many more have backed the cause; which looks set to have an even bigger impact this year.
MacGee also believes that the MAH campaign gives new bands a platform, in the same way that Rock Against Racism did in the 1970s. “Music brings us together regardless of politics or social standing. It’s a great leveller and a vital tool for change.”
You can listen below to Shanghai Treason’s debut single ‘Devil’s Basement’, out now on Kycker Records.
Sun 22 December - West Street Live, Sheffield
With Caesar Did It, M I L 0, Lost Trends - Free Entry