The Joy Formidable Spread Joy to OrangutansRock band The Joy Formidable are kindly donating proceeds from an online auction to SOS.
Auction lots include hand-written lyrics signed by Ritzy, a private live acoustic performance, a skype chat and performance.
Earlier this year, the band saw a tweet from Bill Oddie saying “So much forest has been wrecked that orangutans have nothing to swing on”.
The band’s Ritzy Bryan says: “We have a song on our album called “Liana,” and it struck us as such a sad coincidence as we looked up and read about the crisis that the orangutan is facing. So, we decided we wanted to raise some money to protect these wonderful creatures”
They obviously have some very committed fans, as many auction items are already sold out and the campaign has already raised several thousand pounds. Currently on tour in the US, the Joy Formidable will be back in the UK shortly.
About The Joy Formidable
The Joy Formidable have released two studio albums along with three extended plays, and have become one of the most exciting Welsh rock bands of the past two decades. They have also performed as support act for legendary artists from Sir Paul McCartney to The Foo Fighters and The Black Keys.
Their auction for SOS has now finished, but you can view some of their items here