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25 September 2020
Couch Convention 2020 Tipjar Update

Hello everybody.

This is just to let you know that over the course of the Couch Convention you collectively donated a total of £31,530.00.

Frankly, we can hardly believe it.

We have split the money equally between each member of our ten-man crew.

This will help our touring family to get through this pandemic. It’s been, and is, a particularly difficult time for our roadies who have become unable to do what they normally do so brilliantly.

For many of them, all income has ceased and alternative employment has had to be found. The thought of losing any of our crew is heartbreaking. The tip jar can only help.

Hopefully these difficult days will pass and a way will be found to make live music safe, sooner rather than later.

We’re all looking forward to a time when we're back together on our tour buses, and our boxes of noises and boxes of light will be rolling in your direction once again.

Thank you all. You’re an amazing bunch.

Here are just a few comments from some of our crew when we told them the good news:

"What a lovely band and an amazing fan base!"

"More than any government has done!"

"A lot of us can’t pay our mortgage or rent, never mind the rest of it."

"What a brilliant thing to do!!!"

"Just wanted to say a huge thanks to you all. This is very hard times, and this has made a massive difference....Watching the shows that weekend really brought it home how much I miss this, and how incredible it's been to have been a part of this for many years."

"It is an absolutely incredible amount of money and it will help out so much. You are amazing for thinking of us all and you have the best fan base in the world for donating, no other bands/artists that I work for have done anything like this. I can't thank you enough."

"We can’t possibly thank you enough for your generosity. But it’s more than just the money, it’s a reminder to us that we are a part of an incredible, beautiful family and why we put our hearts and souls into every show. It’s a privilege to be riding this Marillion rollercoaster and because of you we are confident that we will get through this."

 
h, Ian, Mark, Pete, Steve and Phil, Yens, Jason, Stumpy, Richard, Nick, Nial, Tom, Pete and Marcus