Music helps Leeds homeless project's launch

The Northern branch of a charity to directly help the homeless is being launched tomorrow night with the help of an upcoming band from Leeds and some indie legends.

Glass Mountain and One Sided Horse are part of a trio of acts that will play at Leeds Library in aid of ‘The One Big Family Helping The Homeless’ charity.

It was originally started in Kent by a couple who would hand out essential items such as clothes, gloves, hand-cream, toiletries, sanitary products, food, water and blankets to rough sleepers.

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Liz and Darren Shaw also happened to be big fans of the West Yorkshire based rock band, Embrace, whose former members play in Glass Mountain and One Sided Horse, so decided to start doing what they could to help in Yorkshire too.

The gig will promote the cause and also raise money towards essential items people need on the streets.

William Sands from Glass Mountain told City Buzz: “We are helping the One Big Family homeless charity to raise as much money as possible.

“We all know from being in Leeds City Centre that the homeless problem is very real, and to think that people have to live that way in 2017 is a social and political disgrace really.

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“So we are just trying to do our bit to help those without shelter.

The four-piece band has been working on its latest single called “Cowboy Song.”

The video has been shot with Leeds based film-makers, Shot by Sodium and has been filmed around North Yorkshire. It is released on March 17.