Employees from Vittles Desserts will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in a bid to raise £10,000 for the Rainbows Hospice.Managing director Martin Zalesny and operations director Peter Simpson will take part in a six-day trek up the Tanzanian mountain in June – the world’s fourth-highest walkable peak – for the East Midlands charity that looks after children and young people.In addition, the Leicestershire cake supplier will be donating all the profits from its best-selling Chocolate Fudge cake to the cause.Simpson said: “These are just two of the activities we’re using to raise funds for Rainbows this year. We’re overwhelmed by the generous support we’ve received from our suppliers, who are donating the ingredients for the Chocolate Fudge Cake so we can pass all the profits on to Rainbows.“Now, anyone who buys the cake will be helping us to reach our £10,000 target – and we’ve included ‘thank you’ cards with the cake to let customers know how grateful we are.”Zalesny said: “The trek up Kilimanjaro will involve walking for hours at a time in tough conditions. We’re already working hard and walking for hours every week to prepare ourselves for the challenge, but it will be worth it to raise money for Rainbows, which provides vital care and support for children and their families.”Supporters can follow their progress, including photos from their training sessions, on their Facebook page, Peter & Martin Climb Mount Kilimanjaro. To make donations to the cause, please visit: www.justgiving.com/martinandpeterstrek.
Mungion is a relatively new band to the jam scene, having only formed in spring of 2015. However, despite the recent beginnings of the project, the Chicago-based four-piece has become one of the fastest rising acts in the jam scene, quickly earning a legion of fans with their energetic, raucous live shows and wild improvisations. Composed of Justin Reckamp (guitar/vocals), Joe Re (keyboards/vocals), Sean Carolan (bass/vocals) and Matt Kellen (drums/vocals), the group has crafted ambitious compositions that transform in a live setting, given the band’s penchant for fearless, no-holds-barred jams and fierce onstage demeanor.Most recently, the start of 2018 saw Mungion embark on their first-ever headlining tour, gaining the band more acclaim nationally. During this pivotal tour, the band made a stop on their home turf in Palatine, Illinois for a performance at Durty Nellie’s on March 16th. As Joe Re explained about the show, “It was a great feeling to be back home, capping the tour off by playing for the ones who’ve been with us since day one. The Mung Force was very strong at Nellie’s. We all had an amazing time, and we all really fed off of all of that positive energy!”Matt Kellen elaborated, “Playing for the hometown crowd truly brings out the best in each of the band members. Many of the folks in attendance have been there for us since the very beginning, and that really inspires us to play at the highest level possible. It’s very encouraging to look out into the crowd and see parents, siblings, and longtime friends, all moving in step with the music we work so hard to create.”Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere Mungion’s fiery take on “Nuthead” from the Durty Nellie’s show. The song came early in the first set, segueing flawlessly out of the set-opening fan-favorite, “One Night Stan”. You can have an exclusive first watch of the performance with this pro-shot video below.Mungion – “Nuthead” – 3/16/18[Video: Andy Fabitz]See below for a full list of Mungion’s upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Mungion | Durty Nellie’s | Palatine, IL | 3/16/2018Set 1: One Night Stan > Nuthead > Basketball, Born From a Compass, Windows > HerbertSet 2: Hung Daddy, Beneath the Shallows, [email protected] > Forgot About Dre$ > McBrides#, Quemaste Tu Cabella > Scrambled Legs > Quemaste Tu Cabella, Justice > BlackBerry Blossom > Justice, MakandaEncore: Baba O’ Reilly*@ – Unfinished | $ – Dr. Dre & Eminem Cover | # – Leahy Cover | % – Who CoverNotes: Second Set Featured Phil Roach on Fiddle Mungion Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates:05/19/18 Bedford, PA Domefest05/27/18 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp06/09/18 Island Lake, IL Sideout’s Bar and Grill06/16/18 Earlville, IL Preferably Grateful Friends Fest06/29/18 Bond, CO Beanstalk Music And Arts Festival07/13/18 Scranton, PA Camp Bisco07/18/18 West Lafayette, IN Tippecanoe County Ampitheater07/27/18 Manhattan, IL Down On The Farm07/28/18 Girard, PA The Gathering at Chaffee’s07/29/18 Voluntown, CT Tamarack Lodge08/02/18 Thornville, OH The Werk Out08/10/18 Kenosha, WI Peacetree Music Festival08/11/18 Caledonia, MI Cowpie Music Festival08/16/18 Asbury Park, NJ Jams on the Sand09/07/18 Capon, Bridge, WV Buffalo Gap Retreat09/29/18 Schuylkill Haven, PA Meeting of the MindsView All Tour Dates
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