Signed Rock Dust Light Star album auction to raise money for Japan

Added on Thursday 05 May 2011, 20:23 (BST)
Rock Dust Light Star

Recently during terrible events in Japan a UK Jamiroquai fan had the idea of getting a Rock, Dust, Light, Star Japanese bonus track CD signed by all the band. Russ, who's idea this is, writes...

"The idea was originally inspired by Matt Johnson - Jamiroquai's keyboard player who set up a free download of 'Tokyo Dreaming' and asked for a donation to The Red Cross."

"Although it has gone from many peoples minds I took the first opportunity I could at the O2 arena in London on 15th April where I met up with Rob Harris and Paul Turner. Japan has always been very welcoming to Jay and the band who were very pleased to sign the CD in order to help contribute to an excellent cause to the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. The CD itself was originally purchased from Japan & contains all 19 tracks including a bonus track - That's Not The Funk."

The auction closes on Saturday 15 May at 3pm (GMT+1).  Please visit the eBay auction page to read more about the auction and to view photos and place any bids...

Credit: Russ Norton, Gary Hall at VibeRide

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Thanks David, let's hope this helps :-)

thanks to Rob Harris too.

Excellent work Russ.

I shall definitely be bidding (when I'm not at work and censors block access to ebay!).



Thank you. One of the Japanese.

Their was also a gig on channel 4 to raise money for the Tsunami appeal last night organised by Liam Gallagher from Beady Eye & other artists including Paul Weller & Richard Ashcroft. They raised over £150,000!! (gulp!)

thanks Jan btw as if you hadn't spotted Rob! ;-) x

You were too busy looking for socks... :)
Think it was Jo who spotted the talented duo..I just accosted them!
Some rascal is outbidding me!!! nice price already Rasskers...

WOW!!! I'm bailing out of bidding @170 - well done Russ. Superb work...maybe you'll get to £150k?!

Can´t pay that kind of money... maybe if i get a lapdance as a bonus.

Russ that was just a brilliant idea! it´s on 175 now! thrilling to watch!! good luck to all you happy bidders!

Currently at 350! Very impressive!

Ended at £350!!!
A fantastic result & thanks to everyone involved including the band but not who decided that a new t-shirt in the shop was bigger news. Or maybe in time honoured fashion they will put up the link next week, lol!

The money goes straight to The British Red Cross from the sale on eBay.

Cheers David :-)

well done Russ.

truely fantastic russ!!! ...for what it is worth I made a news item in the forum lol..!! yeah they should have supported this..oh well...
congratulations to the winner!

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