The Eastern is my favourite band by a long way.
They hail from Lyttelton, the port city serving Christchurch
Christchurch was devastated by 2 major earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 and there have been 13,457 – in words: thirteen thousand four hundred and fiftyseven – more since then and 25 since the beginning of the year.
The most recent was a 2.6 two hours ago.
There’s a project called All Right to help Cantabrians get through it all.
This is what they write
Our lives have changed and many of us are having a tough time. It’s all right to ask for help. You are not alone.
If you are finding it hard to cope and need support you can ring the Canterbury Support Line on 0800 777 846.
When you call this helpline, someone will talk with you and help work out what kind of support you may need.
And this is what The Eastern does – performing singing telegrams for ordinary people who have been making other people feel All Right.
Cool idea, cool people