Shame at O2 Islington in London, by Ian Young
Shame (photo: Ian Young)

An incredible lineup of British bands (plus special guests We Are Scientists) came together last weekend to celebrate the life of booking agent Chris Meredith, who passed away in September after losing his battle with depression. The show also raised funds for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and Mind, two mental health charities.

Shame, one of today’s most impressive live acts, headlined the show and brought the crowd to a frenzy with singer Charlie Steen’s manic stage presence and bassist Josh Finerty’s gravity-defying acrobatics.

IDER, whose debut album Emotional Education is a definite highlight of 2019, showed off their harmonies and heartfelt songwriting. (Don’t miss them at Rickshaw Stop on January 10.) Also on the bill were ’90s rock band Sleeper and indie rockers Whenyoung.