Fundraiser to benefit school children and the handicapped
In celebration of His Majesty King Bhumibol’s 86th birthday, guitarist Hucky Eichelmann will be performing a charity concert at 8 PM on 25th of January 2014 at Amari Orchid Pattaya. Tickets are available from 6PM onwards.
The concert is presented by Pattaya Mail Media Group and Amari Orchid Pattaya in co-operation with Skål International Pattaya & East Thailand.
This year’s Pattaya concert aims to honor His Majesty the King, a gifted jazz musician and great composer, by showcasing a selection of His Majesty’s jazz compositions along with a variety of music from around the world.
Funds from this charity event have been designated to worthy projects which are to provide education for underprivileged children and to provide funds to acquire artificial limbs for the handicapped.
Part of the funds raised will be allocated to the Rotary Club of Phönix Pattaya who have implemented a project to support the Prostheses Foundation of H.R.H. the Princess Mother in providing artificial limbs to those in need.
The other beneficiary will be the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya who will receive and utilize funds to provide education for underprivileged children and also to provide school amenities and repairs to rural schools.
Besides his long awaited concert in Pattaya, the popular guitar guru will also conduct a demonstration lecture on “What is possible on a classical guitar” for youngsters at the Father Ray Orphanage in Pattaya the following day.
Hucky’s popularity in Thailand is closely associated with the music of His Majesty the King. His efforts to help popularise His Majesty’s music throughout the world are well known. He was the first foreign guitarist to have recorded His Majesty the King’s music on his best-selling albums Kuen Nueng, Candlelight Blues and Sweet Words, which helped to make the guitar such a popular instrument in Thailand.
He is considered to be a “Musical Ambassador for His Majesty the King” and Privy Counselor ML Usni Pramoj recognized Hucky as “the indefatigable champion of His Majesty’s music.”
“It has been a great honor for me to perform His Majesty’s’ magnificent music to audiences around the world to help expand and deepen awareness of His Majesty’s musical achievements, and to pass His Majesty’s musical treasure on from generation to generation,” Hucky says.
The Royal compositions of this year’s program include ‘Still on My Mind’, ‘Never Mind the H.M. (Hungry Men’s) Blues’ and ‘Oh I Say’. “The reason I selected some of His Majesty’s more jazzy tunes is that I would like to present this concert as a “Happy Birthday” tribute to our beloved King,” Hucky says.
Tickets are priced at THB 2000 (VIP), 1000 and 500.
For purchase of a 2000 baht VIP ticket you will receive a signed CD of Hucky’s top hits.
Tickets are available at the venue from 6PM onwards.
For more information, contact the Pattaya Mail office or call 081 863 4839.