English musician, Tim Burgess has revealed his own new ‘Listening Party’ earphones to raise money for UK grassroots music venues.
NME reports Today, Tim Burgess has teamed up with Flare Audio to release his own ‘Listening Party’ earphones, with £5 from every pair sold donated to the Music Venue Trust.
Now, he’ll be celebrating their success with a new audio device to help benefit the ongoing #SaveOurVenues campaign.
“It’s an honour to be asked to work with the good people at The Music Venue Trust, it’s going to be a hugely important year for live music and the future of independent venues,” Burgess told NME.
“The listening parties have been quite a phenomenon and we had already been talking to Flare Audio about making some special edition earphones. It would be brilliant that we can put all the things together and help with raising some much-needed funds. I’ve been road-testing the first set of earphones for a while – they’re amazing.”
Flare co-founder and COO, Naomi Roberts, said: “We love what Tim has been doing with the Listening Parties and after some interesting talks we knew we could do something really great together. We wanted the Listening Party earphone, named TLP1, to be unique to Tim while still having the Flare tech and finish.
“The earphones themselves give incredible audio clarity and detail that provides high end sound quality without the price tag, and our unique distortion reducing tech helps you to listen better for longer.”
Roberts added: “Flare started life as a loudspeaker manufacturer and PA hire company, and spent a lot of time in independent music venues. We feel now is our time to give something back and are pleased to be supporting MVT.”