Tonic Music for Mental Health are absolutely thrilled to announce that our patron and daredevil Mr. Barry Ashworth will be bringing ‘Barry’s Flying Circus’ to AeroSuperBatics, Cirencester, on May 6th 2020, to wing walk in aid of Tonic Music for Mental Health.
And it’s not just any flying circus! Barry has recruited an array of artists to join him, including: Rodney P, Brandon Block, Bez (Happy Mondays), Mike Keat (aka Miguel Mantovani from The Cuban Brothers), Too Many T’s,Sister Mary Lou (OMG! It’s The Church), Gardna, Mike Freear (Slamboree)...and many more! They will be joining him to take to the skies on top of a Boeing Stearman Biplane, performing a series of flypasts, zoom climbs, steep dives and banks - all united in raising mental health awareness on behalf of Tonic Music for Mental Health.This is Barry’s second wing walk for Tonic, and on the day he will be doing the loop-the-loop to coincide with our new campaign launch ‘The Tonic Rider’, raising awareness of suicide and mental health within the music industry. This new campaign is designed for artists, roadies, managers, promoters, sound crews, production crews and everyone in between.
Tonic’s aim is to target green rooms and venues across the UK, and to include ‘The Tonic Rider’ on all rider lists and wall posters. It will provide information on coping strategies, anxiety, depression, performance anxiety to post-show blues, along with signposting to services that can help in a crisis.
With the rise of suicide within the music industry, Tonic (supported by our patron Barry Ashworth) have decided it's time to make a change. Having recently lost fellow artists to suicide, Barry knows only too well how touring pressure, excess and exhaustion can have devastating consequences. Mental health support and guidance within the music industry is paramount.
Please support Barry & Tonic to make a difference and reduce deaths by suicide within the music industry.
Best of luck Barry N crew
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