Actor’s band to perform charity gig at London’s Half Moon

Oliver Hoare, the Welsh actor, is currently starring in the first major production he has been involved with, Anthony & Cleopatra.

In this production he is starring alongside Kim Cattrall, probably best-known for her role in Sex and the City.

He is also performing in a band, and this band is going to come to London and perform part of the charity fundraising event for Oxfam. The event is due to take place on 25 October.

The band have been playing in London, and in the surrounding area, since the end of 2011. They’ve also recently announced that they are going to be releasing their first EP, and this is going to be available as a digital download very shortly.

“Freddie and the Hoares jumped at the opportunity to headline the Oxjam event when it was offered. They understand that social justice and living with dignity is only possible if individuals band together,” their manager Peter Manousakos said. “Music is the ultimate social glue and we are thrilled and committed to giving everyone a night to remember.”

The band will be joined by rising alternative folk group The Ali Warren Band who, after hitting a string of summer festivals – including Larmer Tree, Nova and United Islands – and playing a host of London shows, have finally decided to put out a single. ‘What We Say’ will be the first single released by seasoned promoters Stroke Your Beard and is set to take the UK by storm. The band’s sound is best explained in Ali Warren’s own words: “Like listening to a reflective Radiohead after an autumn in a cabin listening to early Floyd cassettes, as Jeff Buckley drops by for tea.”

Both bands join hundreds of other musicians across the UK during October to raise money for Oxfam. Since the first Oxjam started in 2006, more than 40 000 musicians have played to over 800 000 people at around 3 000 Oxjam events nationwide and raised more than £1.5 million in total.

The famous Half Moon in Putney is one of London’s longest running, and most respected live music venues. Since the early sixties some of the biggest names in the music world have performed here, including The Rolling Stones, The Who and U2, to name a few.

Tickets for the gig are currently available for £8 from www.halfmoon.co.uk or http://www.wegottickets.com/event/184139. Tickets are also on sale from the venue at 93 LOWER RICHMOND, LONDON, SW15 1EU. Doors will open at 19:00 on the night of the show.