Charlotte Gordon Cumming announces concert in aid of kidney donation

SCOTTISH singer-songwriter, Charlotte Gordon Cumming, is performing a benefit concert on the 15th November at St Paul’s Church Covent Garden (the Actor’s Church) in aid of the charity, Give a Kidney, which aims to raise awareness of altruistic living kidney donation; the act of a living person donating their kidney to someone with kidney failure.

Charlotte has been a supporter of live kidney donation for many years after she, her husband (Nicholas Evans, author of The Horse Whisperer), her brother and his wife were all poisoned after mistakenly eating deadly webcap mushrooms in September 2008. Miraculously, they all survived, but with varying levels of kidney failure.

Due to the kindness of a friend, Charlotte was offered a new kidney and has recently had a highly successful transplant operation. This is her first concert since the operation.

The concert will include songs from her previous album, Mind Walking (2006), as well as her most recent album, The Brave Songs, inspired by her husband’s latest novel The Brave.  She will also be performing her upcoming single Mary, Queen of Scots.

Tickets will be £22, with NHS workers with valid ID getting in for half price, and are available from www.seetickets.com (full link to event below). The event starts at 8pm but the bar will be open from 7pm. Charlotte herself is very excited about the event, in her own words:

“As some of you may be aware, this is a cause very close to my heart. I have a wonderful band and choir to help me out on the evening. I’m really looking forward to it.”

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About Charlotte Gordon Cumming

Charlotte Gordon Cumming was born in Scotland and is the daughter of Sir William Gordon Cumming, a Scottish Clan Chief, and was brought up in the heart of North-East Scotland. Her brother, Alastair, is now the present Clan Chief. Her husband is acclaimed author of The Horse Whisperer.

She is a contemporary singer-songwriter and music producer whose written for many British artists, most recently the Sugababes. Her own music is a unique blend of Celtic and African melodies, which are strongly influenced by her life-long passion for Africa, its people, its spirituality and its vast landscape, as well as her own personal highland roots.

Presently, she’s working on her third album which will be out in 2013 and her single Mary, Queen of Scots is due to be released in February.

For more information on Charlotte Gordon Cumming, please visit: http://www.charlottegordoncumming.com

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Tickets for the event are available from:

http://www.seetickets.com/Event/CHARLOTTE-GORDON-CUMMING/St-Paul-s-Church-Covent-Garden/667789

Charlotteis available for interview.

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