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OXJAM Music Festival Heads To Chiswick, London For The First Time This Year

OXJAM Heads to Chiswick
First Time For West London Area

A group of Chiswick based volunteers inspired by their love of the community, local music, and the work of international charity Oxfam, have forged together support from venues, businesses and individuals to plan, create and deliver a music festival called ‘Oxjam Chiswick’, on behalf of Oxfam, a first for the leafy West London area.

Following many applications Oxfam’s head office gave the green light to an enthusiastic group of volunteers earlier this year who’s drive is not only to produce a series of events based on their love of music but also to give back to the community, and to a charity which focuses on three main objectives, emergency response, campaigning for change, and development work worldwide.

Julian Chattin the ‘Takeover Manager’ now armed with local help from PR to Production will create, plan and execute fundraising events for Oxjam Chiswick throughout August, September and October this year, to focus on raising cash for the official inaugural ‘OxJam Chiswick Takeover Day’.

The Takeover Day is a first for Chiswick providing a variety of live music and local talent from New World, Rock and Pop to Classical & Jazz too. With one limited edition wristband giving punters access to the entire mini-festival, participating venues will celebrate local music with some headline acts from Ronnie Scott’s booked already to play from midday to midnight on Saturday 22nd October 2011.

Bands already booked to play on the Oxjam Chiswick Takeover Day include, Sophie Barker - a singer best known for her work with the British downtempo group Zero 7. She is the co-writer of the band’s biggest hit, “Destiny”, and sings the song alongside fellow vocalist Sia Furler. Barker also co-wrote and sang Zero 7 songs such as “In the Waiting Line” and “Spinning” on the Zero 7 album Simple Things, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide and is delighted to be supporting Oxjam Chiswick on Saturday 22nd October 2011.

In addition, Ronnie Scotts favourite Jazz Soul singer Anoushka Lucas, and family guys ‘The FastLane Roogalators’ - formed by brothers Tom and Syd in the summer of 2003 for a tribute gig to their late father, songwriter John B. Spencer will be performing too.

Venues who are currently participating in the mini-festival include The Barley Mow, The Crown & Anchor, The Gunnersbury, St Michaels Church and newest to agree to participate is the leafy privately owned venue The Hogarth Health Club.

The tickets for Oxjam Chiswick Takeover Day - are limited and go on sale from 19th August at WeGotTickets.com, as well as from the Chiswick Oxfam Boutique shop on the High Road.

OxJam Takeover Manager, Julian Chattin says:

“OxJam Chiswick is a great gig for the local community for everyone who loves live music. We are delighted that The Hogarth Health Club have come on board to support Local Music for a Global Impact. This mini-festival means we can put Chiswick back on the map in terms of celebrating local musical talent and also be part of Oxfam’s National music festival which is now the biggest music festival in the UK.”

Julian goes on to say: “The collection of various styles and genres of music is so diverse we’ve had over 100 bands show interest in performing on the day. Each venue will celebrate a certain style of live music, and it’s going to attract a diverse crowd. We can’t wait for the Takeover Day on 22nd October 22011. We are sure limited tickets will sell out fast. ”

The tickets are limited for this mini-festival and go on sale from 19th August at WeGotTickets.com, as well as from the Chiswick Oxfam Boutique shop on the High Road or visiting www.oxjamchiswick.co.uk

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