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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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Rev and the Makers play gig at Jack’s house

REVEREND and The Makers star Jon McClure gave one lucky Whitehaven resident a night to remember – after playing a set at his house.

The band are doing ‘house gigs’ to show appreciation for their fans, and Jack Tomlinson was one of the fortunate few to win a visit on Sunday night.

Jack, 20, from Kells, said: “I knew that the band had been doing house gigs up and down the country for a while now and I knew Jon had family links up here, so I waited until he said he was coming to Cumbria and I then entered the competition.

“You had to send him a picture of your album pre-order and then he picked one person at random and luckily it was me.

“We had about 60 people who came and they were from all over the place.

“Really big fans who didn’t even live that close to me were messaging me asking me if they could come and I just said ‘yes’ to all of them.

“I’ve always been quite a big fan but I never imagined they would be playing in my house.

“It was excellent and the night was crazy we had people crowd surfing.”

The gig took place in Jack’s house and garden.

Jon McClure, lead singer of Reverend and The Makers, said: “I absolutely loved it; it was the best house gig I’ve done.

“It was absolutely crazy. We did it because we wanted to connect with the fans and it can be really difficult so this is our way of doing it.

“This is what music is about for me, showing people there are still bands out their who do it for the vibe and not to get famous.

“When your time in music is over, all you have left is memories and the music to look back on.

“Music is all about communication and I’m not sure what normally goes on in Kells but I presume it isn’t nights like that and I hope the people there will remember that night for the rest of their lives.”

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