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Rob da Bank has The Cure for Island charity

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 20:15

LEGENDARY indie stars and Bestival headliners The Cure are to release an album in aid of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.
The band is to release a double album, featuring their epic performance at this year's Bestival, on December 5, on Bestival curator Rob da Bank's label Sunday Best.
Robert Smith said the band had enjoyed their time so much on the Island they wanted to release the album as a way of saying thanks.
Rob da Bank spent years working behind the scenes to bring the band to Bestival and described the release of the album as a legendary addition to any Cure collection.
"Since I was 15 and back-combing my hair, donning my sister's eyeliner and singing the lyrics to A Forest into my hairbrush, I have had an unhealthy fascination with The Cure.
"To say it reached a peak at Bestival 2011 is an understatement, as after seven years of pestering I not only landed The Cure to headline Bestival, but now appear to be putting out one of their live records on my own record label," he said.
The album will include some of their best-loved songs including Friday I'm in Love, The Lovecats, Boys Don't Cry and Close to Me, performed during the two and a half hour set.
All profits from the album will go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, which provides people aged under 25 with counselling, advice and support services.
Trust director Eileen Monks said: "What wonderful news that The Cure should choose us, an Island charity of 27 years, to benefit in this way.
"This came completely out of the blue and at a time when it is becoming extra hard to raise funds to support our work with children and young people on the Island, further cementing our association with young people in their many interests and aspects of their lives.
"We would like to thank Rob for his continuing support."

 


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