Taking place on Sunday 16 June, ‘Friends of Her’s’ is an event arranged by friends and family of Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading, known as the band Her’s.
Paying tribute to the lives of the two musicians, and the music they created, the event will be held in their hometown of Liverpool at The Bombed Out Church. A celebration of life and music, there will be DJ sets from the likes of The Orielles, Happyness, Brad Stank and Pizzagirl, an exhibition from official band photographers and a presentation of the band’s artwork.
You also don’t have to have known the band personally to be involved in the ‘Friend’s of Her’s’ celebrations. Fans from around the world are encouraged to throw their own ‘Friends of Her’s’ parties on the same night to pay tribute in whichever way they see fit, and share their events on social media using the hashtag #friendsofhers with any contributions directed to the same donations link: http://friendsofhers.com
About the ‘Friends of Her’s’ event, the band’s label Heist or Hit comment: “Whilst we continue to feel devastated by the loss of our friends, it was very clear from the outpouring of love for them that there should be an event to celebrate their lives and the amazing music they brought to the world. Stephen and Audun were always very humble and particularly loved house parties with friends. We hope that, in addition to the official event on 16th June, fans of Her’s throughout the world will gain some comfort by holding house parties of their own on the same day.”
The event also aims to shed light on how music and the arts can be used as a means of rehabilitation: all proceeds from the event will go towards the organisation of workshops and projects in support of the local homeless community, based at St Luke’s (Bombed Out Church). Tickets can be purchased for £5 here but with the option to donate more should you wish. A true celebration will be held in Liverpool, complete with video screenings, street food and bars, so that you can raise a toast to the two musicians who touched so many.
The label also decided to posthumously release the visuals for their track ‘She Needs Him’. It’s a poignant video, made with French motion designer and illustrator Sébastien Séjourné. You can watch the beautiful video here: