Sophie Ellis–Bextor has announced that she is hosting a one-off benefit concert at London’s Proud Gallery tonight. The show will raise funds in support of the young son of Ellis–Bextor‘s friend Billie, a make-up artist who tragically died last year, aged just 31, following a long battle with a brain tumour.
As well as a live set of sparkling pop from Ellis–Bextor herself, the night will feature performances from acclaimed female comedy duo The Aspidistras and rising country-rockers Sinead and the Dawnbreakers. DJ sets will follow, including an exlcusive set from the XX’s Romy, as well as an auction with items on offer from Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, Sisley, PPQ and Harrod’s Urban Retreat.
“I wanted to raise money for Luis as he’s a wonderful little boy who’s been through so much, but who doesn’t have a lot. His mother, Billie, was a brave, gorgeous person who I miss terribly. The show on the 29th won’t just raise money for her brilliant son’s future, but give those of us who knew her a chance to celebrate her memory.” Sophie Ellis-Bexter