Our summer #AcousticSession is just around the corner. We caught up with the incredible organiser, Jenny Alexys Rogerson, to find out more about this unplugged extravaganza.

On Saturday 15 July, an array of acoustic artists will perform at O'Reilly's in aid of Hull Homeless Community Project.

“It’s going to be a really fun day,” enthuses Jenny. “We have thirteen local acoustic acts playing for us.”

Inspired by one of our Facebook posts, Jenny sought to help the charity through her love of music: “I thought it might be a new experience to host my own gig, especially when it’s for a great cause,” she explains. “I know a lot of musicians around Hull, so I thought it would be easy to get people involved. Everyone loves an all-day summer gig.”

The event will kick off around 3pm and continue into the night, with children also welcome until 7pm. People can make donations if they wish throughout the afternoon and evening, on the door and in buckets that will be placed around the venue.

“We’re so pleased that the Hull music scene has got together and organised this gig for us,” CEO Andrew Smith says. “It’s a fantastic way to raise money and awareness. We’ll be there giving out information about the charity and we really encourage families to come along during the daytime.”

Jenny will start the event with a half-hour set of her own: “I play a lot of country-style music, but will be slotting in a couple of popular songs to get people warmed up, and maybe you’ll catch some of my originals if you’re lucky.”

She’s also excited to see some of her closest friends on the main stage: “It’s so hard to choose a favourite, but the lovely Elizabeth Pickering sticks out in my mind; she will be on around 8:30pm,” Jenny says. “One of my dearest friends, Luki, will perform at 7pm. He’s a real star.”

Each act has been handpicked by Jenny to ensure everyone has a brilliant experience whilst raising money for HHCP.

“Everyone should come along because, for one, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” she says. “We hope to raise a good amount of money so that HHCP can continue doing their wonderful work, helping those less fortunate than us. What’s not to love about that?”

Come along to O'Reilly's at 83 Beverley Road in Hull on Saturday 15 July from 2:30pm and join in the unplugged fun.