Top guitarist to play at Party with a Purpose
A man who has opened for Ozzy Osbourne and Slash will perform at Hamilton’s Party with a Purpose this Saturday.
Kara Gordon will headline the concert, which acts as a fundraiser for a Hamilton boy with type 1 diabetes.
Logan Bredesen, 4, was diagnosed with the auto-immune condition in November 2014.
The money raised from Party with a Purpose will go towards maintaining Logan’s continuous glucose monitor (CGM).
The monitor continuously reads his blood sugar and sounds an alarm if his levels drop too low.
The CGM is not government funded and is made up of a threepart system: A sensor, transmitter, and the receiver.
Logan has been using a CGM and his mother Zeta Bredesen said the device has already come close to saving her boy’s life.
On a trip to the beach Logan’s levels dropped to a low 2.5 and the CGM gave Zeta the headsup.
‘‘If it hadn’t alarmed I’d hate to think what would have happened,’’ she said.
Gordon was approached by Gerald King, a friend, and one of the organisers of Party with a Purpose.
‘‘Gerald hit me up and said we’ve got this cool thing going,’’ said Gordon, who hopes to not only help Logan but to help other children as well.
The man who describes his sound as ‘‘blues-rock shred with a punch to the head,’’ will headline the concert as Kara Gordon and the Wreckage.
Mike and Tarn will be the opening act, followed by Sonic ft Blackett, Council of Grooves and then Timeless.
Based in Auckland, Gordon frequently plays in Hamilton and all over New Zealand, living a ‘‘travelling gypsy show’’ lifestyle.
He’s played in Diggers Bar and Altitude Bar – the venue for Party with a Purpose on Saturday night.
Zeta said she wanted to thank everyone who has already bought their tickets to Party with a Purpose.
Kara Gordon and the Wreckage Party with a Purpose Altitude Bar 30 Alexandra St April 30, 7.30pm Tickets: eventfinda. facebook.com/events/ 497066393798265/
Kara Gordon is performing at Party with a Purpose – a concert at Altitude Bar in Hamilton to raise much-needed funds for a four-year-old boy. PHOTO: SUPPLIED