Search

Review: Norwich music community comes together for 21-year-old singer battling cancer

PUBLISHED: 08:23 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 08:23 27 September 2018

The fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Billy Clayton with his friends. Photo: Paul Jones

The fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Billy Clayton with his friends. Photo: Paul Jones

Archant

On Wednesday at Epic Studios, the Norwich music community united in support of singer Billy Clayton.

The fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Let's Eat Grandma. Photo: Paul JonesThe fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Let's Eat Grandma. Photo: Paul Jones

He needs life saving treatment in his ongoing battle against cancer. So far his mother’s Go Fund Me page has raised a staggering £80,000 towards the target of £200,000. A packed crowd at this fundraising event will boost the total a great deal.

Dan Allen from Norwich band Ducking Punches started the night well with an acoustic set, followed by the beautifully voiced singer song writer Bessie Taylor.

The fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Let's Eat Grandma. Photo: Paul JonesThe fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Let's Eat Grandma. Photo: Paul Jones

MORE: ‘I’m aged 21 and suffer from aggressive bone cancer’ - Norwich musician shares his story

The fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Billy Clayton, Rick Lennox and Let's Eat Grandma. Photo: Paul JonesThe fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Billy Clayton, Rick Lennox and Let's Eat Grandma. Photo: Paul Jones

Fay Milton, the drummer from the band Savages, then dropped a well-received DJ set before the fantastic Hannah Diamond entertained the large crowd with her brand of electro pop.

The fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Hannah Diamond. Photo: Paul JonesThe fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Hannah Diamond. Photo: Paul Jones

Let’s Eat Grandma then headlined brilliantly with a chilled out and trippy set, with Fay Milton on drums. All three times I’ve been lucky enough to see them this year I’ve been blown away by how good they are.

It was heart-warming to see so many people turn out on a Wednesday night to support such a worthy cause.

The fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Let's Eat Grandma. Photo: Paul JonesThe fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Let's Eat Grandma. Photo: Paul Jones

Event manager Rick Lennox told me he was amazed, considering he only announced the event three weeks ago. It goes to show the strength of the music scene in this fine city.

To donate, click here.

The fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Bessie Turner. Photo: Paul JonesThe fundraiser at Epic Studios for 21-year-old singer Billy Clayton, who is battling cancer. Bessie Turner. Photo: Paul Jones

MORE: Campaign to raise funds for life-saving treatment for young musician battling bone cancer

Most Read

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Latest from the EDP

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 0°C

Listen to the latest weather forecast