Gigs for Literacy: Shabby Road performs the White Album

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Shabby Road follow their sell-out performance of Abbey Road by The Beatles at the 100 Club with a performance of the White Album.

At their debut gig in September 2019 the band, formed out of amateurs from the creative industries by Stephen Page (of Faber & Faber), took the roof off the 100 Club and raised £10,000 for our work in the process.

They will return to the venue on 29 June to perform a selection of songs from the Beatles' self-titled 1968 LP, better known as the White Album. The double album contains such classics as Back in the USSR, Dear Prudence, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and Blackbird.

Stephen Page (publisher by day, drums by night) said: “Playing Abbey Road was pretty daunting but the gig was amazing - and such a joyous way to support a great charity. This time we’re setting ourselves the target of raising £15,000, so would ask people to start buying tickets as soon as possible.”

Shabby Road is:

Andy Miller on vocals and keyboard
Andy is an author (most recently The Year of Reading Dangerously) and co-host of the literary podcast Backlisted (Futurebook Podcast of the Year 2019).

Hannah Griffiths on bass guitar and backing vocals
Hannah is Head of Literary Acquisitions at all3media, and formerly a co-founder of The Literary Consultancy, agent at Curtis Brown and Publishing Director at Faber & Faber.

David 'Klaf' Klafkowski on electric guitar
David is CEO of The Farm Group, one of the world's largest post-production companies.

Malcolm MacWatt on guitar and backing vocals
Mal is a musician and singer-songwriter, working in primary education.

Stephen Page - drums, blisters on his fingers etc
Stephen is Chief Executive of Faber & Faber Ltd, and a lifelong Beatles fan.