BIMM Manchester Music Business student Connor Synnott is bringing together some of Manchester’s most exciting new bands for a benefit gig at Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church, with all proceeds going to Lifeshare.


The event – A Night with Gardenback for the Homeless  – will see performances from Psyblings, Manalishi, Alfie Sky and Gardenback, who Connor manages under his Elephant Management company. Plus, broadcaster and DJ, Dave Sweetmore will be spinning tunes throughout the evening.
The homeless situation – and the work that the Lifeshare charity does – is something that is close to Connor’s heart:
“It just seemed like a pretty natural choice, as homelessness has been on the increase in Manchester. Lifeshare tackles the problems within the area and provides help and support for those who need it most. For me, it’s around this time of year that you reflect on what you take for granted and you think what you can do to help those in need.”


Connor chose to host the event at the Sacred Trinity Church after seeing Cabbage play there during the Salford Music Festival:


“The look and sound of the church really stuck with me, and I just knew I wanted to do a gig there one day. Churches are great places for gigs as the sound quality and acoustics blow you away; not to mention the beautiful backdrop of a stained glass window.”


The 16th-century church regularly hosts gigs, events and exhibitions for the Salford and Manchester City Centre community. Its vicar, Rev Andy Salmon is only too happy to use it as a venue for this worthy event:


“At Sacred Trinity Church we love putting on live music, and this promises to be a really good night. It’s a bonus that it will also be raising money for a good cause that is close to our hearts. We love it when we can all have a good time whilst doing something positive for others.”
Connor has organised this event singlehandedly but is open to anyone getting involved and helping out.
BIMM Manchester Executive Principal, Dara Kilkenny: “We are very proud of Connor at BIMM. He has used his initiative and his skills from his Music Business course to organise an event for a very worthwhile cause.”
Tickets for A Night with Gardenback for the Homeless are just £5.00, with all proceeds going to Manchester’s Lifeshare.


Tickets are available from Elephant Management’s Eventbrite page:


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