Goth legends Red Lorry Yellow Lorry back Leeds musician's fundraising DVD in aid of Fibromyalgia support group

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry are among a string of bands featured on a new music DVD  compiled by a Leeds musician during lockdown  to raise funds for a Fibromyalgia support group.

By Mark Lavery
Sunday, 25th October 2020, 6:00 am
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

Photo: Neil Chapman
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry Photo: Neil Chapman

The band, which formed in Leeds in 1981, have donated a promotional video of their new studio track A Piece of My Mind for use on the DVD compiled by Martin Aylward.

Mr Aylward, 50, is the drummer in Leeds-based post punk group Expelaires, which formed in 1978.

Expelaires former keyboard player Craig Adams went on to play with The Sisters of Mercy, The Mission, The Cult and The Alarm.

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Martin Aylward

And current Expelaires lead guitarist David 'Wolfie' Wolfenden has also played with Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and The Mission.

Mr Aylward has been fundraising for Fibromyalgia charities for four years to support a number of his friends who suffer from the incurable condition that causes pain all over the body.

He has compiled a collection of rarities and live videos by 40 bands including Salvation, Skeletal Family, Expelaires, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Crazyhead, Spear Of Destiny, Chameleons Vox, Dave Sharp, Theatre Of Hate, TV Smith and many more.

Mr Aylward said: "I've always seen music as a form of therapy and a chance to help give a voice to the fight against Fibromylgia was an easy decision to make.

"Last year I put together a 36 track compilation CD full of both local and national acts.

"It raised funds to help people not only with Fibromyalgia, but also Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other chronic pain issues.

"This year during lockdown I've reached out again to musicians near and far and we have managed to put together a 42 track two DVD collection that has just got on sale.

"As well as Expelaires from Leeds,we've also got goth legends Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Skeletal Family, Salvation, Ginger Wildheart of York, Punk icon TV Smith from The Adverts and post punk titans Spear of Destiny."

Mr Aylward said all profits will go towards support group 'Rock Off Fibro', which raises awareness of the incurable condition.

The DVD is available from https://rockofffibro.bigcartel.com

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