Step back in time with the Geartunes Live team, as we go back to perform some of the greatest movie themes of all time... There's some dirty dancing, a place nobody dared to go, and there's definitely a flash or two!! The Geartunes Live team have produced this show to support STONEWALL UK, an incredible LGBT+ Charity. Please donate if you can using the links below. Your help will really make a difference.
RUNNING TIME: 72 Mins
Contains flashing images and adult themes. Discretion advised.
We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.
We believe we're stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.
But our work is not finished yet. Not until everyone feels free to be who they are, wherever they are.
We empower LGBT people to be their authentic selves, enabling them to realise and achieve their full potential, and we empower LGBT people and allies to create positive change. We will support individuals to understand how they can make a difference for LGBT people at work, home and in their communities. We will equip them with the tools and confidence to connect with, influence and enable others in their communities. They will challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, celebrate difference, and step up to improve inclusion and visibility of role models and allies. Increasingly, we will work in partnership to grow our reach, and network of empowered individuals, internationally.
We work with institutions to create inclusive and accepting cultures, to ensure institutions understand and value the huge benefits brought to them by LGBT people, and to empower institutions as advocates and agents of positive change. We will work with all organisations (including employers, schools, healthcare providers, sports organisations and religious institutions) to ensure they offer inclusive, equal and inspiring environments for LGBT people, and to empower them as advocates and agents of change in wider society. We will help institutions recognise the value of different perspectives, and the benefits these bring to employees, service users and members of the community. We will collaborate with local LGBT campaigners to help UK-based multinational employers extend their LGBT inclusion work to every country they have an influence in.
We work to ensure that LGBT people, across all communities, are valued, welcomed by all and can participate fully in society, and to ensure that LGBT people better understand and respect difference across LGBT life. We will go deeper into communities than ever before, working with those communities, their partners and allies, to demonstrate the strengths that our differences can bring. We will ensure that LGBT role models and allies are visible throughout public life to create an environment that enables all LGBT people to participate fully in society. We will work together, as diverse LGBT communities, and with our wider communities, to change and win hearts and minds, and to tackle prejudice or discrimination within LGBT communities.
We work to ensure that laws and rights essential for LGBT equality are created, maintained, protected and defended, so that LGBT people have equal rights here and abroad. We will continue to campaign and lobby governments to change laws that do not ensure equality for LGBT people, or laws that do not go far enough. We will ensure that laws already in place to protect LGBT people are not rescinded. We will work with governments and others to improve equality for trans people, collaborate on tackling hate crime and discrimination, and work with national bodies to ensure LGBT-inclusive policy across sectors (for example, sport).
Geartunes Live are incredibly proud to be supporting STONEWALL UK.
Without their continuous, never ending work, we simply wouldn't be where we are today. Now, more than ever, they need our help.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sadly caused thousands of fundraising events to be cancelled or postponed. This is having a huge impact on Stonewall’s ability to raise funds to support its vital work.
LGBT communities, like other minority groups, will face unique challenges over the coming months. That’s why Stonewall are ensuring their core services are still there for those who need them. They are providing online signposting, resources and direct support for teachers, parents and workplaces, and supporting LGBT communities and groups through this difficult time and beyond.
Please give what you can to show your support this Pride season.
There's a direct donation link below.
Thank you. xx
WHAT IS GEARTUNES LIVE?
Imagine a room full of rubber, leather, pup, lycra, cotton and any other gear you can think of. Add Broadway showtunes. Add songbooks. Add a cast of singers from the fetish community, aided by a team of lovelies. Add laughter, frivolity and being able to make new friends. Add the opportunity to raise funds for local LGBT+ charities, chosen by the local groups themselves. All in a safe, welcoming environment. That's Geartunes Live!
I wanted to set up a charity event which brings people together through the power of music. It's something I'm very passionate about, as I've seen the great impact music can have, both as a singer and as a concert goer. It unites us like nothing else. It lifts us, takes us away.
Our rubber and kink families have a very similar, but very different, vibe. We're all brought together through one shared love - the gear that we wear.
When I entered Mr Rubber UK last year, I wanted to work alongside as many regional fetish groups as I could, to bring something different to their event calendar. Something welcoming, something fun. For many, Rubber isn't about clubbing or the bigger 'dark' events, it's about friendship and feeling comfortable in a social environment.
Manchester Rubber Weekend each year has a very established (and legendary) event called Geartunes. Broadway songs, rubber, fun and frivolity. Absolutely perfect... Cue light bulb moment.
I presented my ideas to the Manchester Rubbermen core team - to twist the format, add live singers, and to take the show on tour, but ensuring the original event was honoured and respected. The idea was not only agreed, but encouraged, I was over the moon.
I asked talented people from our own kink families to be involved, no matter what performing level. Everyone is just as important to me, whether you've never had the chance to perform on stage, or you're a full time professional, you're all equal at Geartunes Live!
The first show was planned for my home city of Leeds, as part of Leeds Fetishmen's GearFreak weekend. It was a very exciting and stressful time (I was also preparing and packing for MIR in Chicago) but after weeks of admin, formatting and planning, it all came together beautifully. Thanks to the awesome Leeds showteam, and the incredible guest singers, it was such an enjoyable experience, in fact, it was a complete riot! I was blown away.
Next stop (after a festive mini Christmas themed Geartunes Live, again in Leeds) we headed over the border to Glasgow, working with the wonderful Scottish Rubbermen. Their core team were as passionate about the project as I was, and they worked so hard to make the event a success. Apart from two singers who'd performed in the Leeds show with me, every other person performing in the show were Geartunes newbies, which gave a new and unique dynamic. Together, we raised over £1,400 for HIV Scotland. Truly amazing.
One month later, it was time for London, returning to the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern, where the Mr Rubber UK final was held last July. It was a real honour to be back there again, working with Rubbermen of London, our new supporter Fetishdaddy, and raising funds for Switchboard LGBT+. It was our first afternoon matinée show, we had a great team of singers, and our audience were superb. Again, it was a wonderful, unique experience, just stupid, silly and fun.
And that brings us up to today... Our next shows were planned in Birmingham and Manchester, but as we all know, recently, the world has changed, just for now, so we've brought the shows ONLINE!
I'm very proud to say that more shows are being still being confirmed throughout 2020, beyond my MRUK title year, and not just in the UK. I promise that when I can, I'll tell you more. Broadway songs are so popular across the world, it can travel well in multiple languages, and I'm beyond excited to be able to take the show further.
Geartunes Live shows are ever changing, with new singers and different showtunes, and that's wonderful, it gives us all something new each show. If you'd like to take part in any of the future shows, please get in touch, I'll help in every way i can.
Finally, I cannot thank the singers who have been involved so far, the new ones yet to come, every single person who's come along, and to all the rubber groups and people who've believed in me from the very beginning. You've not only made my dream come true, you've exceeded it, together we've raised over £3,200, you're amazing!!
Please join the Geartunes Live Facebook group, and the Instagram page (@geartuneslive) for full details of upcoming shows, singer biographies, charity details, exclusive show photos, and much more.... See you at the show!
GOOD EVENING EUROPE!! Relive the magic of the Eurovision Song Contest, as our locked-down GEARTUNES LIVE showteam perform songs from the show's history!
We're supporting the LGBT Foundation, an incredible UK Charity. If you can help this great cause by sending a donation below, we'd really appreciate it. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!!
Donate at: www.lgbt.foundation
TOTAL RUNNING TIME 43 MINUTES.
CONTAINS FLASHING LIGHTS, NUDITY, AND SOME ADULT THEMES
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.
Welcome to the Geartune Live online special, with performances by the GTL team. This show is to support the incredible work of Switchboard LGBT+, if you can help by donating, that would be incredible. Thanks, enjoy the show!!
Donate at: www.switchboard.lgbt
RUNNING TIME: 58 minutes
THIS PROGRAMME CONTAINS ELEMENTS OF ADULT HUMOUR, SOME NUDITY, FLASHING IMAGES, AND SOME SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.
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