Sheffield band thank public for support after thieves steal £6,000 worth of studio equipment

A Sheffield band have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the public who rushed to their aid after thieves callously stole over £6,000 worth of equipment from their studio.

Saturday, 25th April 2020, 9:52 am
Updated Saturday, 25th April 2020, 9:54 am

Northbourne, who describe themselves as a ‘hard hitting’ fourpiece from Sheffield, asked people to keep an eye out for stolen gear after discovering thieves had broken into their studio at The Night Kitchen, in Shalesmoor.

They told how thieves had stolen “pretty much everything” they’d worked for over the last four to five years and spoke of how losing the equipment would put a massive financial strain on the band.

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Northbourne say they are "whole heartedly gutted" that thieves have stolen £6,000 worth of equipment from them

Dozens of people have now rallied to help, with one member of the public launching a fundraising page which has currently raised over £700 to help “keep the band on the music scene.”

Northbourne say they are grateful for all the help they’ve received so far, especially during a time in which people are struggling due to the coronavirus crisis.

“We have received loads of help from across the board, we’d like to thank Valerie Jones for her help especially as she set up the GoFundMe and has really put some time into getting the word out about our situation,” the band said.

Business owner Sam Staton, who runs the Sheffield events production company Prime Tiger, also offered his support to Northbourne in their time of need.

Examples of just some of the items stolen from Northbourne's studio at The Night Kitchen in Shalesmoor

He said he was “really keen” to help the band out and said they could hire music equipment from his company for free so they can continue performing at gigs once the lockdown is over.

Northbourne added: “Sam has come forward with a really helpful offer that would help us massively and last but not least we’d like to thank everyone who’s donated, shared or helped get the word out in any way in the search for our stolen gear, we’ll be forever grateful for peoples generosity especially in times such as these.”

It is hoped the band can raise £6,000 to cover the cost of their stolen equipment. To donate to the fundraising page click here.

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