Nick Alexander Stage: Lost Evenings 3
The Nick Alexander Stage has been a big part of Lost Evenings since the first one back in 2017 and has been host to some amazing bands and artists. During the lead up to Lost Evenings 3, the Solo Armada will be highlighting the bands and artists that are featuring in this years events but it’s important to know why the stage has been named in memory of Nick.
The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust was established in memory of Nick Alexander who was killed in the terror attack at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris in November 2015, aged 35. He was working that night as the merchandise manager for Eagles of Death Metal. Nick was a vibrant and enthusiastic life-long music fan throughout his career.
The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust award grants for musical equipment to community groups and small charities across the UK, particularly those representing the most disadvantaged and marginalised sectors of society, be that through poverty, physical or mental illness, disability, ethnicity or age.
The NAMT believe that music is a powerful tool in breaking down barriers and bringing people together and it’s mission is to continue Nick’s legacy by using music to positively impact people’s lives.
Nick’s 15 year career in the music merchandise industry was a result of his passion for music and dedication to professionalism. He won the respect of renowned artists through his work, and forged many lasting friendships over the years too.
His job enabled him to travel the world, meet people, and to live and breathe music for many years and the number of tributes paid to him from across the globe after his death was testament to his reputation in the industry.
Nick was clever, funny, charming and made a memorable impression on those who crossed his path. He is loved and missed by many.
Frank Turner’s involvement came about as he and Nick were friends, having met behind the merch desk on a tour. When the line up for the first Peaceful Noise was being arranged Frank was the first person to come on board. Lost Evenings was starting the following year he asked if the NAMT would be happy for the second stage to be called the Nick Alexander Stage to which the trust said a resounding yes.
Its not only been an incredible tribute to Nick and Frank’s friendship, but to have Nick’s name associated with such a forward looking stage featuring a wonderfully diverse array of new talent has been fantastic.
Since then Frank has returned to Peaceful Noise for a second year, become the memorial trusts Patron Ambassador and the NAMT is about to have its US debut as they head into the third year of the Nick Alexander stage at LE.
NAMT have supported many more projects since then and The New Horizon Youth Centre studio refurb actually arose from a conversation at Lost Evenings 2. To find out about more projects click HERE.
“It is down to the generosity of these artists, fans and supporters that we find ourselves looking forward to positively making an impact on lives through music in Nick’s memory and we are extremely grateful for the encouragement and support as we continue to build.” –
Zoe Alexander – Chair of Trustees
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