Natural History Museum
This weekend found Madhen playing in front of two very contrasting icons. On Friday evening we were performing in the entrance hall of the Natural History Museum. The hall is a breathtaking cathedral-like room, dominated by the cast of a diplodocus skeleton. The impressive cast was first unveiled in 1905 and is presided over from the grand staircase by a marble statue of Charles Darwin. (Who knew that Darwin secretly had ambitions to play drums for Madhen)?
Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Centre
In total contrast the following night’s event, Runway on the Runway in aid of the charity Maggies Centres (who offer post cancer support), saw the band setting up under the nose of a Concorde passenger jet. Concorde was retired in 2003 and still stands as the pinnacle of high speed transatlantic passenger transport.
The event was a huge success raising well over £100,000! Madhen were delighted to perform following a great set by Rick Astley, in the same week that his comeback album “50” reached the top of the UK album charts! We last worked with Rick performing as our alter-ego: “So80’s” at Alton Towers 30th Anniversary concert in 2010.
We were also delighted to share the stage with “House of Angels” who played a superb set for the fundraising audience.
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