DESCRIBED as brilliant, uplifting and inclusive by Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis, they're a band who like to do things a bit differently.

Hope & Social, with the support of venue The Brook, are making their gig tonight in Southampton a fundraiser for the Ukraine Humanitarian Aid Appeal organised by the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Director of the venue in Portswood Road, Nick Lewis told the Daily Echo: "We all need hope right now and what better way to raise it than in a social way. We love our Brook community and so are hoping we can come together and through the power of music raise some money to help the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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"All ticket sales as of today onwards and on the door will go to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to support the families fleeing the conflict who have left their homes with only the items they were able to carry. Help us provide food, water, shelter, healthcare and protection to these people in need."

Hope & Social are a six-piece plus rock band based in Leeds consisting of a cornucopia of instruments, including vocals, guitar, piano, cello, banjo, glockenspiel, rhodes, organ, drums, brass, and sousaphone.

Formed in 2008, they performed at Glastonbury in 2009 as finalists in the emerging talent competition and kicked off the opening ceremony for the 2014 Tour de France at Leeds Arena.

Advance tickets priced £15 are available from ticketweb or 023 8055 5366 or purchase a ticket on the door, priced £17.

  • The 1865 will play host to two further Ukraine fundraisers. Rock For Ukraine, tomorrow night, will feature The Outlaw Orchestra, White Raven Down, Black Tree Vultures, Crooked Shapes and Regional One. Entry is by £5 donation. Sounds For Ukraine, on Thursday March 24, will see Sean McGowan, BASH and others perform. Entry is free with voluntary donations.