Shake and Rattle for Zach's Battle!

July 14, 2019 - 1089 views

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Shake and Rattle for Zach’s Battle


At just 6-years-old, Zach has been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and faces some tough challenges ahead. This event at the White Horse in Welton was organised to raise awareness of DMD and also funds for the equipment and treatment that Zach will need as the disease develops.

There is no cure, but a whole lot of dedication, love, and of course, money, will go a long way to improve his quality of life. That’s the unfortunate set of circumstances that leaded to this event, but we never once detected any pity or sadness. The atmosphere was the same as a family barbecue only with a MASSIVE family and awesome bands and DJ.

The event itself was packed with so much support turning out to listen to The Settings, Brazen Foxes (See Daventry Jam report on these pages), Phantom Isle (Interview and pictures here), and headline rockabilly act The Retrobaits (Or the “Wetrobeats” as Zach introduced them to huge applause).

Friend of Daventry Radio, Sound n’ Motion provided the disco with DJ Richard Cooper playing his signature mix of all kinds of music that got people dancing and singing along.

The addition of a huge barbecue, outside bar, bouncy castle for the kids and a raffle (with signed Saints shirt and a guitar amongst the prizes!) Zach’s parents, Laura and Josh, with the help of some amazing friends and family, had managed to put on a mini festival that could easily have been a success even if there was no important reason behind it!

As you can see from the pictures, it was a huge success and we will be grabbing an interview with the organisers, Sarah, Lizzie and Cheryl and Zach’s parents (hopefully Zach himself too!) later this week as they were just too busy keeping everything running and everyone happy to sit down with us, plus we didn’t want to get in the way!) We will be updating this report when we have met with them but for now check out the gallery, interviews with Phantom Isle, and an exclusive chat with Manhaus barber owner Dee and local legend Jamie C about Ruthless, an exciting project coming to Daventry soon…

All four bands plus Sound n’ Motion gave their time and energy for free to support this worthy cause and Daventry Radio would like to extend its sincerest admiration and support for pulling off a professional level event which we are sure will boost DMD awareness and Zach’s battle.

Interviews here.

Gallery here.

Find out more about DMD here.




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