We met these amazing people when we went to Hastings to sort stuff out.
SECTION 5 DRUMMERS
They look incredible and we hear they sound incredible too.
Our little Baba Mear fitted in well with the group.
We look forward to having them play for us in Hastings 9th December upstairs in the market area.
Some bands just keep giving and want nothing in return.
A thousand thanks to Cameron Vegas and the legend that is Metal Mirror. Whose support has been priceless from the beginning.
Long live the NWOBHM !
Our new hoodie is simply divine.
We have had two samples made and I can not stop wearing mine, it is so cozy and warm and I am proud to wear my daughter's handprint over my heart which the matt black print is nice and subtle.
I have washed and ironed them a number of times to test the quality and I am very pleased with the results, as they are just wonderful.
Due to time restrictions for us as a family we have decided to launch this limited edition in Hastings on the 8th and 9th December.
They will sell for £25.00
Send us a message via our SAY HELLO page here, if you are coming and want one stating which size, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL we can not do 3XL I am afraid.
Our best quality t-shirt to date.
Back in Black t-shirts are now ready to buy from this website.
Take a photo of you wearing it and send it to us to add to our WALL OF FAME.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US AND OUR CAUSES.
We still can not believe someone has gone to such trouble to do a song for Molly and mum and dad.
It is a true honour.
Here is an update video with Twisted Illusions guitarist Steve Revier.
Matt Jones of the Progressive Metal Band Twisted Illusion first made an impact on me just over a year ago. He kept contacting me asking for a slot at Mearfest. I get a lot of bands asking to play especially now we are established and getting well known in the underground metal scene.
Matt was very persistent though and once I actually listened too " Temple of Artifice" I was totally hooked. This young band from Manchester are on the brink of greatness.
Everything about them is professional from the artwork, the music, videos and live performances.
For them to write and produce " Molly’s Smile " for us both is a humbling and incredible thing. This and the other two compositions on the download is a magnificent piece of work. I listened to it fully on my own the other night and its beauty overwhelmed me and I cried for the loss of Molly.
Please listen and buy yourself a copy.
Or buy it for anyone who has also lost a baby or child
50% of the money raised from every purchase goes to Mearfest. Which we will donate directly to our chosen charities.
Twisted Illusion will be headlining Mearfest South and performing this song live at The Carlisle in Hastings on FRIDAY 8th December 2017.
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP OTHERS BY TURNING LOSS INTO LEGACY.
we are now known down under
Our chosen charity this year is Charity for Kids Hastings. The reason we are helping them is because we love to support local charities to our events, so the patrons of the charities can come and enjoy the event with us. This seemed to have worked well in the past.
We also want to help independent children’s charities as Molly had Downs Syndrome, her hips were both flexed at birth which is fixable with a body cast, but we will never know what disabilities she would have had, physical, emotional or mental.
Whoever she would have been we as her parents would have dealt with it and coped and loved her every breath.
We are continuing to raise funds for The Willows Stillbirth support group, but we also wish to raise money for the living children who need help.
Sounds crazy but we just love to see people enjoy our donations.
Here is a photo of Leo, one of the recipients of Charity for kids.
He just wanted to say hello....
"Feel good Friday - Leo wanted to say ‘Hi’ as with his new chair he able to sit up for the first time fully supported....what we do with your help"
Charity for Kids facebook post.
Amazing how this tiny imprint of a stillborn baby’s hand has travelled the world.
30 countries now and increasing.
1500+ likes 300 T shirts. 650 people have seen 17 bands play under Molly’s handprint.
The image has appeared on posters, fliers, pint glasses, mugs, backpacks and baby grows, On our backdrop and on album covers, poems have been written about her. Songs have been recorded. Promo videos have her handprint at the beginning. Molly’s hand print has been photographed on all the different continents on earth. Her hand print has fronted gigs by major bands. Molly has been on tour, on holiday in Africa, she’s been on the summits of the highest mountains on earth. She’s been on the beach, on safari, on cruises and completed emergency shifts, she’s been to Glastonbury, Nepal. Thailand, New Zealand, The States, Canada, Australia and even Norfolk.
Molly’s handprint has ran in races, is on Coffee Mugs and Business Cards. She’s been mentioned on air on Radio Stations, on Pod Casts, On line Magazines and printed word. Her name has been mentioned in newspapers and magazines. Yet she never breathed or cried or opened her eyes, she never spoke a word or reached out to touch another human being.
Yet her name lives on and through the medium of Heavy Metal Music she impacts on peoples lives. She brings people together and creates awareness and funds charities and projects up and down the country.
All this is amazing and Molly’s story can be read here in Mollys story
All this has happened and its wonderful but id have changed it in a heartbeat if she could have lived .
So when you see this image again remember its all we have of her. That tiny ink mark. That smallest of impressions.
That rustle of history’s wings.
WHEN A ROCK LEGEND TURNS UP TO HOLD YOUR BABY!
Andro Coulton from EX-Witchfynde, currently Malleus and his lovely wife Sharon, popped by to give Amelie a cuddle back in September 2017 when she was 4 months old.
They kindly brought special gifts for Baba Mear and Amélie clearly loved the whole day.
She was totally facinated with Andro's beard!
FROM SMALL ROCKS MOUNTAINS FORM
The bond between Brian and Andro blossomed over a scrummy roast chicken dinner, this is when the idea of Brian drumming for Malleus came to fruition.
Amazing things can happen when people get together.
Apart from chatting, whats apping, emailing, pinging, face timing on your phones, get on the bus, in that car, ride on that train, walk, hike, go spend time with your friends family and heros.
Good things can and do happen.
I love all types of Rock Music in fact all types of Music as long as its good.
I love Progressive Rock King Crimson, Saga, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Asia, Yes. Arena, IQ, Jardis, Marillion, Pendragon, Pallas, Gallahad, Porcupine tree. Pineapple Thief, Spocks Beard, Anathama the list goes on and on ..
How fantastic then to be able to Host Twisted Illusion at Mearfest South at the Carlisle in Hastings on Friday 8th of December.
Coming all the way from Manchester to headline the Friday night i am absolutely thrilled and delighted to see this amazing band again. Whos coming particularly to see this band ?
I know quite a few of you ilusionists are coming own from the North West to support Matt Jones and the boys.
For those of you who havent yet experienced this band you will be amazed.
I am hoping this will be a long and fruitful union between Twisted Illusion and Mearfest.
Expect some surprises and high Emotion.
PLEASE WATCH THEIR LATEST VIDEO BELOW.......
More shirts have arrived for the Mearfest t-shirt auction.
Thank you John Lambton !
Cheers mate. Excellent !
Mearfest at The Carlisle Hastings
8&9th December 2017
Alot of the money we raise comes from raffle prizes and our rockenrollertombolla and our infamous the unlucky dip and if we get anything amazing interesting valuable we will consider an auction.
Keep sending us your stuff
We had one or two CDs last time that were almost listenable and that's simply not on.
Please dig out those dreadful CDs that you literally can't stand.
Anything of a frightful nature. 1950s Irish folk, Country and Western Any Oxfam Bargain big offerings accepted, please bring on the day
Send us your rock iconic amazing collectables
SIGNED CDS & PROGRAMMES
TICKETS TO A GIG NEXT YEAR IN UK
SEND US A MEMBER OF A TOP NWOBHM BAND
TO COME IN PERSON ON THE DAY AND HOST THE RAFFLE!
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GARY COOPER THANK YOU FOR
Brian & Claire Mear pride themselves on putting on a good show. Photography is Claires passion, only the finest collection of images will be added here by the best photographers. We both hope you enjoy the show.