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Wednesday 24 March 2021

The Charlatans Singer Tim Burgess Supports UK Grassroots Music Venues By Launching Listening Party Earphone

Tim Burgess, lead singer of The Charlatans, has teamed up with Flare Audio to launch a brand new custom earphone. The project will help raise money for UK grassroots music venues.

The announcement coincides with Tim's appointment as patron of Music Venue Trust (MVT), which has helped raised millions for UK grassroots music venues struggling during the pandemic.  

Tim and Flare have announced that £5 from every set of the earphones sold via Flare's website will be donated to the Music Venue Trust.  

Tim's Listening Parties have emerged as one of lockdown's most meaningful shared experiences. 

Hosted on Twitter, Tim invites fans to listen to a fellow artist's album, as band members and close associates - plus Tim and the listeners - tweet about its personal and cultural significance. 

Flare Audio and Tim have worked on the design and manufacture of a unique special edition earphone, anodised in bespoke purple aluminium and branded with a mini enamel 'Tim' on the cable. 

Fifty random orders in the first week will come with a signed card from Tim and a further 100 orders will receive bonus swag, from Flare Audio's Calmer (RRP £19.99) to Listening Party badges or Flare accessories.

 

Tim Burgess says: 

"A while back I was sent some amazing earphones by the lovely people at Flare - they were big fans of the listening parties and we got talking. 

"The talk turned into a plan and the plan became an amazing set of listening party earphones that Flare will now be making, and together we'll be raising money for Music Venue Trust." 

Flare co-founder and COO, Naomi Roberts, adds: 

"We love what Tim has been doing with the Listening Party and after some interesting talks we knew we could do something really great together. 

"We wanted the Listening Party earphone, named TLP1, to be unique to Tim while still having the Flare tech and finish. 

"The earphones themselves give incredible audio clarity and detail that provides high end sound quality without the price tag, and our unique distortion reducing tech helps you to listen better for longer."

The TLP1 earphones have a range of unique features including distortion-reducing/clarity-enhancing technology, providing high end sound for £39.99. 

Available to order from www.flareaudio.com from 10am on Friday March 26, priced £39.99 (including £5 donation to MVT). First orders receive exclusive extras. Shipping from April 5th 2021.

by: Mike Cobley




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