Bands tune up for music festival in aid of Aberdeen musician found paralysed on street

Aberdeen musician Jon Davie is currently recovering in hospital in Glasgow after waking up with mysterious injuries.

A music festival to help raise funds for an Aberdeen musician, who was left paralysed from the chest down after being found unconscious on an Aberdeen street, is to take place this weekend.

Jon Davie, 28, is currently recovering in hospital in Glasgow after waking up with mysterious injuries.

Jon, who fronts rock band GutterGodz, is heavily involved in the music scene, and said he had been overwhelmed by the support.

Mystery of Aberdeen musician found paralysed on street

His friends have arranged a weekend event in his honour at Drummonds because they want to do something that will help his family.

Jon’s stepbrother Ross Yule, who is a drummer with Daydream Frenzy, will be taking part.

The 26-year-old said: “I know that Jon is overwhelmed by the support. Obviously I’m still trying to process everything that’s happened.

“We are looking forward to it, we think it’s going to be very busy and I know a lot of his friends are involved.

“I knew he was popular, but I never expected him to get this response.

“He’s really excited. I believe he’s making progress.

“It’s all about trying to keep his support high.”

With tickets costing £5, a range of bands will be playing each night.

Performing on Friday will be Dear John, Craig John Davidson, the Mojo Preachers, Daydream Frenzy, Black Tiles and Billy M Jack.

On Saturday it will be the turn of Target 5, Dirty Shoes, 900 TNT, the Height of Abuse, the Marmertines and David Winston Brown.

While taking to the stage on Sunday will be the Ruckus, Harlitones, Crooked Little Vein, Before Stories, Steven Winton, Robbie Hutton and Murray Robertson.

There will also be plenty of collections and raffles during the festival, with all the money raised going directly to help Jon.

The festival will also be filmed, so that Jon can watch it all back from his hospital bed. Thanks to an online fundraiser, more than £2,000 has already been raised for the family.

To donate, visit tinyurl.com/jondavie

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