Tribute and fund for Danny Lackey – blogger, writer and musician.


Danny Lackey, a wonderful person and influential figure in the shoegaze music scene passed away on Monday 28th January after a battle with cancer.

Danny gave so much to the community, all from the love in his heart and his passion for music. As co-founder of the When the Sun Hits blog, he offered aspiring (and seasoned) musicians exposure to thousands of people. What’s more, he was a fantastic musician himself and his band Deepfieldview is about to release an LP.

As with any illness, the financial strain can be crippling. Danny’s friends have put together a Bandcamp page to raise funds for his beloved soulmate, Barbie, with hopes that the legacy and “royalties” will continue to remind her that Danny is loved. Many of the bands who contributed tracks to this fundraiser owe so much to Danny, from the enthusiasm for their music to the promotion they got from “someone who knows music.”

Here’s a tribute to Danny on When The Sun Hits blog




A preview of the upcoming release from Danny Lackey’s own band

Fund For Danny Sampler

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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