The final stop of my 2017 gig marathon was with Leicester boys Kasabian at The O2 Arena in London. I was sat in the front of the disabled section on the ground floor, left of the stage, which was exciting. I was expecting the speakers to deafen me but it […]
Rock For Disability
This blog follows my life as a disabled person, reports disability news, share music reviews, give advice pieces, shows multimedia content plus much more!
Last winter, I decided to practice my filming and video editing skills by creating a music video starring my pet rabbit Mickey – Like Rock For Disability on Facebook, follow me on Twitter @P94Emma, follow me on Pinterest or use the Contact Form.
I would have to admit out of the mammoth of gigs this year, this is awarded as my guilty pleasure show of the year. Scouting For Girls, the pop-rock boy band from London, performed at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth. They entered the stage to the Rocky theme tune which […]
As well as writing and colouring, I occasionally create audio and video work. Disability Documentary For my final major project at university I created a radio documentary looking at attitudes towards disability – This section was awarded second prize at the Mencap Journalism Awards 2017 – Like Rock For Disability […]
For this gig I took the plunge and travelled to the Welsh city of Cardiff which is the current home of my best friend. Alternative rock band, The Kooks, were playing at the Motorpoint Arena in the city. Luckily the venue was walking distance from the hotel but as it […]
The day was Tuesday, 31 October 2017 and it was the beginning of my autumn/winter marathon of music gigs. First on the list were The Pigeon Detectives at the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth. This show was particularly special as it was celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album, Wait For […]
My love of live music began at the age of 15 when a schoolmate invited me to a Calvin Harris gig in Bournemouth. As a child, I assumed disabled people could not attend gigs or festivals. But that night in Bournemouth changed everything; “It brought me feelings I’d never felt […]
Hello and welcome to my website Rock For Disability. I bet when you first entered this site your immediate questions were who is this Emma Purcell and what is Rock For Disability about? Well here it is… “Emma is my name and writing is my game! Rockin’ to some tunes, […]