LOS ANGELES, CA – November 2010 - Hundreds of people lined the block at The Roxy in anticipation of Daisy Rock’s Pretty In Punk – A Tribute to The Bangles & 6th Annual Charity Event on Friday, November 19th. Event-goers cleared their schedules and came together for this celebration of the legendary all-female rock group, with all proceeds benefitting Covenant House California (CHC) and Mötley Crüe member Nikki Sixx’s “Running Wild in the Night” music program at CHC.
The music event transcended generations, uniting musicians and enthusiasts of all ages in support of Covenant House’s efforts to help homeless youth. The organization is currently the largest privately funded agency in the Americas that provides food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and an array of other important services to homeless, throwaway, and runaway kids. Nikki Sixx’s campaign for “Running Wild in the Night” has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to sponsor Covenant House’s efforts and develop their creative arts and music program.
“I was homeless on September 15, and I found out about the Covenant House—they helped me with school, and they helped me with a job,” expressed Covenant House California youth Jenny to the crowd between acts. “Then I found out about the music program we have. I’ve been going—I learned how to play the bass, and I’m learning how to play the guitar right now.”
This year’s Pretty In Punk line-up was filled with phenomenal female-driven bands, building up to the historic and celebrated rock group The Bangles, whose influence has spanned three decades of popular music. Also performing were punk sensation The Dollyrots, acoustic rocker and six-string virtuoso Janet Robin, high-energy rock group 5 O’clock Shakedown, and Daisy Rock President Tish Ciravolo’s talented and entertaining punk band, sASSafrASS.
“We’re so blessed to have The Bangles and all these amazing musicians on stage, with such a large and supportive group of fans coming out to support the cause,” commented Tish Ciravolo. “I can’t imagine a more meaningful way to inspire the kids of Covenant House than with the power of music.”
The night was made possible by the many generous sponsors who are aligned with the Pretty In Punk cause and who donated their time and valuable resources. Sponsors for the evening’s event included Venus Zine (venuszine.com), Wristbands With a Message (writbandswithamessage.com), Udderly Smooth (utterlysmooth.com), GoGirl Energy Drink (gogirlenergy.com), Girls to the Front (girlstothefront.com), The Highway Girl (thehighwaygirl.com), and Ocean Potion SunCare (opotion.com).
For more information about the Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, visit daisyrock.com.
ABOUT DAISY ROCK GIRL GUITARS
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is the original girl guitar company dedicated to successfully supplying and marketing professional quality guitars for females of all ages. All Daisy Rock guitars are designed specifically for the female form and feature lightweight bodies, “Slim & Narrow” neck profiles to better fit smaller hands, and are available in inspiring finishes. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is comprised of two extensive product catalogs. "DEBUTANTE by Daisy Rock" is a line of guitars that consists of Daisy, Butterfly, Heartbreaker, Star, and other models—geared specifically for beginning guitarists. "DAISY ROCK" is a line of professional guitars and basses consisting of full-scale models like the Rock Candy, Stardust, and Siren series. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars’ ongoing mission is to do whatever it takes to help girls play guitar and enjoy music.
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is led by its Founder and President, Tish Ciravolo. Ciravolo is a highly acclaimed expert on female empowerment and females in music. Tish’s expertise has been immortalized by her induction into the Museum of Making Music, the world’s premier museum showcasing the history of the music products industry, and she is widely regarded as a visionary in the industry. Ciravolo’s deep insight into the subject of girl guitars and female empowerment has made her a sought after and frequent contributor on national and international television, newspapers, magazines, websites, and radio programs including USA TODAY, People, Time, Newsweek, CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, VH1, the Premier Radio Network, BBC Radio, and the Associated Press. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is in over 25 countries worldwide, and is co-owned and distributed by Alfred Music Publishing.
ABOUT COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA
Covenant House is the largest non-profit agency serving homeless, trafficked and at risk youth in the country. Since 1988 in Hollywood and 1998 in the Bay Area, Covenant House California has impacted the lives of more than 160,000 homeless youth through its services and facilities. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the doors of Covenant House California are open to youth living on the streets, offering them not just a bed and a hot meal, but hope, education, job training, life skills, medical attention, mental health counseling, and many opportunities to turn their lives around. For more information on Covenant House California, to make a donation, or to volunteer, call (323) 461-3131 or go to www.covenanthousecalifornia.org.