Razorlight man to auction vintage Ludwig for charity


's Andy Burrows release his debut solo album, The

Colour Of My Dreams

, to the world on Monday 26 May.

To celebrate the release and to raise funds for the Naomi House ‘Jack´s Place´ appeal in which the record is released in support, Andy will part with the vintage drumkit on which he recorded the band´s multi-million selling second album in a special charity auction. The one-of-a-kind kit, which featured prominently on the artwork for the Razorlight album, will be auctioned via eBay.

The kit in question is a vintage Ludwig Green Sparkle kit that will make its final venture with Andy at the helm during a special show at Union Chapel on May 28th (details below). In Burrows´ own words, the kit is his “favourite of all time”.

Andy's drum kit auction will go live on


at 6pm on May 16th, ending on May 26th, the day his album release. He´ll hand the kit over to the auction winner after a final use of it onstage at the Union Chapel on May 28th. eBay say of the auction, “We are really excited that Andy has decided to sell his Drum Kit on eBay.co.uk. Not only will his video listing for the kit be an exclusive live performance by a member of one of the UK´s most popular bands, but the auction is a unique opportunity for one fan to own a true one-off. With all proceeds going to such a worthy cause, we hope that it raises a large amount of money for Naomi House”.

About Naomi House


While ruminating on what to do with his album, Andy was contacted by Naomi House, a Winchester-based hospice for terminally ill children, and asked to become an ambassador for their charity. Visits to the hospice and music workshops with the kids led to the charity asking if there was anything Andy could do to help raise the organisation´s profile. He realised that the ideal way would be to link his mini-record with Naomi house, drawing attention to the charity and raising funds to build a special teenage wing of the hospice called ‘Jacks Place´.

About The Gig

Andy Burrows will be joined by a number of musical friends, including his Razorlight compadre Johnny Borrell, Guillemots´ Fyfe Dangerfield, and The Boy Least Likely To to perform songs from The Colour of My Dreams live at the Union Chapel on May 28th. This unique gig will be made all the more special by a school fete theme and a very special guest in charge of the catering. Ticket-holders are advised to delay eating til they get to the gig!

For more info and an exlusive interview check out the next issue of Rhythm onsale 4 June 2008.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.