Arts & Culture: Music group raising money
Making music and saving lives
On 18th June the band will be playing a charity gig at the Théâtre de Verdure in Nice. "There are 50,000 sudden deaths in France each year," explains founder Claude Mariottini, "and there is a lack of equipment to deal with them." By combining music with a message, the group hopes to buy five more defibrillators for the region.
The Low Budget Men's charity work has attracted the attention of Irish singer Paul Casey who will be playing alongside the five musicians this June. "I take my hat off to them," says Casey, "I think what they’re doing is fantastic."
Casey is also set to appear on the group's new album Crossing Lives which will be available at their gig this month. Their music is a combination of styles and genres maintaining a powerful meaning. "Generosity and friendship" coupled with a passion to promote their charity, ‘20,000 Vies’, makes listening to them an "absolute must".