Sheppard Robson raise £1,092 at Oxjam Festival in aid of Oxfam

20th October 2015

With the aim of creating a network of music-loving people across the UK, Oxjam began in 2006 to raise money to fight poverty around the world.

The diversity of the events on offer, from multi-venue takeover gigs to sponsored busks on top of mountains, inspired Sheppard Robson to create an event for colleagues and friends.

The Dublin Castle in Camden was a suitable venue to host the evening. Featuring four live bands every night, its stage has been graced by Blur, Coldplay, The Killers, The Artic Monkeys and The Libertines. Who better to follow in their footsteps than three of Sheppard Robson’s bands in the making?

Tickets were in high demand and sold out ahead of the event. A total of £1,060 was raised providing enough resource to supply 52 children with an education. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. In 15 more, we can end it for good.

Local Camden favourites, The Blue Pursuit were headlining the festival while the Sheppard Robson bands took to the stage first. Tower of Dad, featuring partner Dan Burr, played an eclectic mix of covers and originals.

Iterations, which included Jack Whatley, Kong Hoang, Kristian Limpert and Lorenzo Pasqualini, who are influenced by Marvin Gaye and Queen, soon formed a fan-base with their introductory piece, ‘Figure it Out’ by Royal Blood.

Partner Lee Bennett and his band, Breaking Dad, sang funky Mo-town classics across their set including, ‘I Can’t Explain’ by The Who.

Oxjam's 'Band of the Year' competition is open for voting. Please visit Band of the Year and vote for Iterations. The winner will have the chance to play live at Leeds Festival 2016.

Photos by Paolo Boccacci.