Glasgow Business Charity Event Welcomes Irish Hip Hop Duo

Date: 16/06/2011

Irish freestyle beat box comedians, Abandoman will perform for the Scottish hospitality industry at a Glasgow charity event in September.

Abandoman take to the stage at the Glasgow Radisson Blu hotel, on Friday 2nd September 2011, for the Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland’s POETS Lunch. The event will raise money to support people in Scotland’s hospitality industry looking to take their career forward.

The duo, Rob Broderick and James Hancox, use their rapping and instrumental skills to create sketches for each audience. No two Abandoman gigs are ever the same.

Winners of last year’s Hackney Empire New Act of the Year and the Musical Comedy Awards, Abandoman have performed at festivals across the UK and Ireland and sold out their entire run on the Edinburgh Fringe last year. They are regulars on TV and radio.

The POETS Lunch, hosted by raconteur Tam Cowan, invites guests to Push Off Early as Tomorrow’s Saturday. Over the last decade the lunch has become a highlight in the hospitality business social calendar booking risqué and comedic acts such as Tim Minchin, The Lady Boys of Bangkok, Four Poofs and a Piano and Rick Wakeman. Around 450 guests are expected to attend.

The POETS Lunch is sponsored by New Wave Laundries, Tennent’s Training Academy and 999 design. Braehead Foods are providing the ingredients for lunch and Inverarity Vaults are supplying the wine. Mood Flowers will create a centre piece for each table.

All money raised from the event will support HIT Scotland Scholarship programme. Last year, over 100 students and talented people at all levels in the industry were offered fully-funded career changing experiences. Previous scholars have been part of Michelin starred kitchens, taken up places at Europe’s top hospitality school and, Ivy League, Cornell University and learnt from six star operators in Dubai.

As well as fundraising through events like the industry dinner, HIT Scotland is supported by big names in the industry including Highland Spring, Wiseman Dairies,, Enterprise Rent a Car, Phillips and Brakes Fresh Ideas.

Russell Davidson, Managing Director of Davidson Asset Management and chair of the POETS Lunch committee said, “The hospitality industry is full of creative and colourful characters, I am sure we are in for lively afternoon and we will give Abandoman plenty to work with. Everyone in the hospitality industry works extremely hard. The POETS Lunch has become an established event for people to enjoy themselves in company of likeminded professionals.”


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POETS = Push Off Early Tommorrow's Saturday.

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The Hospitality Industry Trust, known as HIT Scotland, is a Scotland based charity, which raises funds to support and encourage excellence in the hospitality industry.

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