Back to the classroom for Sunderland band

Fire Lady Luck. Photo by David Wala.
Fire Lady Luck. Photo by David Wala.
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A band is going back to school to help current pupils in their quest to embark on a life-changing trip to Nepal.

Fire Lady Luck, who recently signed a record deal, will return to St Aidan’s Catholic Academy to perform at a fundraising concert.

Money raised from the concert will go towards sending pupils to Nepal where they’ll be helping out with community-based projects.

Lead singer Lewis Naylor, 22, from High Barnes, said: “As well as the Sunderland Music Workshops, St Aidan’s music department was really one of the places where the band started out.”

Lewis will perform alongside lead guitarist Alex Dixon, bass player Anthony Fish and drummer Alexander Thubron at the gig which starts from 7pm tomorrow in the school’s main hall.

He added: “Music departments can sometimes be overlooked, but it’s important to show people how inspirational they can be.”

The band recently released a double A-side single which features their own track Letter to You, as well as a cover of Billy Idol’s Dancing with Myself, which will be available to buy at the gig.

Max Williams, head of music at the school, said: “I bumped into Lewis when we held a workshop at Sunderland Empire as part of the American Idiot tour and mentioned the fundraiser and he said the band would love to be involved.

“We always hold a summer concert, but this year funds will go towards the Nepal experience. It’s great that Fire Lady Luck can come back to the school to show pupils that music can be turned into something you can do with your life.”

•The St Aidan’s summer concert is at 7pm on Wednesday, July 6. Entry is £3 on the door.