22 May 20
Episode 3 Features Performances from Tony O’Malley, Mike Wilton and Pedro Martins
Turn up for Recovery is a charitable movement aiming to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackle the stigma of addiction and help make treatment affordable to people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction founded by Melia Clapton in 2019. TUFR launched the Turn Up From Home concert series on the organization’s YouTube Channel on 9 May.
On Saturday 23 May at PDT 11:00am, EDT 2:00pm and BST 7:00pm, Episode 3 of Turn Up From Home will debut on TUFR’s YouTube Channel. Episode 3 features Tony O’Malley, Mike Wilton and Pedro Martins. Tony and Mike performed at the very first TUFR London show at the Half Moon in January. The song Tony performs in this week’s episode he wrote especially for TUFR and the London show.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS IN TURN UP FROM HOME / EPISODE 3
Tony O’Malley: After 2 chart hits with Arrival in 1970, Tony co-founded soul pioneers, Kokomo in 1973, featuring the cream of UK’s top players, including Alan Spenner, Jim Mullen, Mel Collins, Neil Hubbard & Jody Linscott. In 1977, after spells with Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and 10cc, Tony embarked on a solo career that until now, has produced 12 albums, including “Naked Flame, Live at Ronnie Scott’s”. Tony spent four years as guest soloist with with the Tbilisi Concert Orchestra before returning to Belgium in 2008 to work with many great Belgian musicians. For the past five years, Tony’s band of talented young musicians is: Ally McDougal on drums, Sonny Winslow on bass, Richie Aikman on guitar and backing vocals, Frankie Collins.
Mike Wilton: Best known as the guitarist and frontman of The Standard Lamps, Mike is now producing and performing his solo material at venues around the UK. With major support slots, supporting both The Who on their 2014 and 2017 UK tours, and The Bluetones on their 2015 and 2016 comeback tours, The Lamps built up a strong following around the UK; with audiences relishing their authentic take on classic 60s/70s British rock music, energetic performances and easy going demeanour on stage. Mike’s first solo album, ‘Imaginary Friend’, which was released in May 2018. He is currently getting ready to record his second solo album, which he hopes to release next year.
Pedro Martins: Winner of The 2015 Montreux Guitar Competition at age 21, the Brazilian musical phenom is well known for his collaborations with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Yaron Herman, David Binney, Jacob Collier as well as Brazilian jazz greats Hamilton de Holanda, Gabriel Grossi, and Léo Gandelman. His second album, VOX (2019), features thirteen jazz-inflected Brazilian rock songs. Pedro was a featured performer at Eric Clapton’s 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival.
ABOUT TURN UP FOR RECOVERY
Turn up for Recovery is a charitable movement aiming to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackle the stigma of addiction and help make treatment affordable to people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The idea for Turn up for Recovery (TUFR) came to founder, Melia Clapton, while walking her dog. She wanted to tackle the stigma around addiction and alcoholism and raise awareness about the power of abstinence based recovery. It’s a topic very close to her heart, having supported family members throughout their recovery. Her vision is for an inclusive community of artists, music lovers and those affected by addiction coming together to have a good time, talk about recovery and raise money for others to get the help that they need. Melia announced the movement in September 2019 during Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas. It has been gaining momentum ever since. The Turn Up From Home concert series is the organization’s newest initiative.