Sometime last year I was approached by Kari and Nik at RTSI, an organisation based in Umea, Sweden. RTSI, affiliated with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation in the UK, is the first initiative to work against the discrimination of alternative, gothic, and sub-cultures in Sweden. I re-recorded a solo acoustic version of my song, You Are Not Alone, for them to try to help their cause. 

I have now been kindly asked to join a panel to discuss such matters at the Uma Obscura Festival in Umea on the weekend of April 27th-29th. I will also be playing a solo show on the evening of the 28th. I am delighted to be able to add my name to this great cause, and festival, and I am looking forward immensely to visiting Sweden again. It’s a long time since I played there in my own right. Too damn long, in fact. Wayne.
For more information go to www.umaobscura.se