THE Nick Alexander Music Trust, a music charity set up in the wake of the Bataclan terror attack in Paris, are bringing their tour to The Joiners on March 16.

The trust has teamed up with Xtra Mile Recordings, home to the charity’s patron Frank Turner, to bring music lovers four brilliant new bands for a tenner.

The event is set to feature the very finest of punk rock party music courtesy of Essex's Pet Needs, alt-rock noisesters Ghosts of Men, melodic indie grunge trio BERRIES and Riot Folk mainstay Henshaw.

Renowned for their explosive live performances, Pet Needs are attracting attention in all the right places including from the likes of Steve Lamacq who labelled them "scrunchy melodic rock and roll...right up my street". Their Frank Turner mastered debut album 'Fractured Party Music' has seen them touring bigger and bigger venues across the country.

Johnny Marriott of Pet Needs told the Daily Echo: “The Nick Alexander Music Trust do amazing work gifting music equipment to incredible charities and community projects across the country. As an ex-youth worker, I understand the value of creativity in youth work and have also seen first-hand how many of these projects have to operate on a shoestring.

“The NAMT on the Road tour works in two ways. Firstly, it's raising money for amazing causes and secondly, it's giving musicians like myself the opportunity to tour again post-pandemic. The ultimate win-win!"

Profits from the show will be donated to the UK registered charity providing grants for musical instruments and equipment to small charities and disadvantaged community groups across the UK. It was established in memory of Nick Alexander who was killed in 2015 while on tour with Eagles of Death Metal.