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Tonic raffle – The Specials signed drum skin

Tonic Music for Mental Health are delighted to announce the raffle of a drum skin signed by The Specials, with proceeds going to the Tonic Rider programme.

The Specials signed drum skin


Tonic Music for Mental Health are delighted to announce the raffle of a signed drum skin, which has been kindly donated by The Specials from their 2019 tour.

Each £5 donation will entitle you to one virtual raffle ticket, giving you a chance to win ‘The Specials used drum skin’, a 37cm Remo Ambassador Coated drumhead (made in the USA).

The 8 authentic signatures on the drum skin are: Terry Hall, Lynval Golding, Horace Panter, Kenrick Rowe, Steve Cradock, Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Tim Smart and Pablo Mendelssohn. Terry Hall is a Tonic patron and Lynval Golding a Tonic ambassador.

2019 was a memorable and busy year for The Specials (and Tonic!) with the release of their first album of new material in 38 years – Encore – which reached number one in the UK Album Charts.

An intimate gig took place at the 100 Club in London to mark the release of their new album. The proceeds from this gig were generously donated by The Specials to Tonic, and from this amazing gesture the Tonic Ska Choir was formed.

The Specials went on to complete a 65 date tour across Europe, the USA & Canada. This included four sell out nights at Coventry Cathedral in a truly beautiful and iconic setting.

Tonic were fortunate enough to be able to attend many of the UK dates. We hosted a Tonic stand so gig-goers could find out about the valuable services we provide.

It is from the Liverpool gig of this tour that The Specials kindly donated the drum skin being raffled for our new initiative – the Tonic Rider.

The Tonic Rider programme supports live music venues across the UK by raising awareness of suicide and mental health issues within the music industry.

The programme is designed for artists, roadies, managers, promoters, sound crews, production crews and everyone in between. Tonic's aim is to target green rooms and venues across the UK, and to include the Tonic Rider on all rider lists and wall posters.

The Tonic Rider provides information on coping strategies, anxiety, depression, performance anxiety and post-show blues, along with signposting to services that can help in a crisis.

By supporting the Tonic Rider programme, you will be joining us on our mission to raise mental health awareness, challenge stigma and promote mental wellbeing through music and the arts.

You can enter the raffle here:


Terms and conditions

  • 100% of any money raised through this raffle will go directly to support the Tonic Rider programme.

  • The raffle will run from October 26th 2020 to November 9th 2020 at midnight.

  • Tonic is a registered charity in England & Wales (1189913).

  • Gift Aid has not been claimed for this event.

  • If you purchase a ticket, but do not provide your contact details, we cannot include you in the raffle and your donation will not be refunded.

  • If you enter after the deadline, we cannot include you in the raffle and your donation will not be refunded.

  • If you pay in a foreign currency, we will allocate tickets according to the amount we receive in GBP. We can only allocate one ticket for each multiple of £5 (GBP5) we receive.

  • The draw will be done randomly and two independent people will witness the process on November 10th 2020.

  • The winner can decide whether or not they want their name and/or photo to be shared publicly.

  • Donating through JustGiving is totally secure and your details are safe. Your money goes directly to Tonic Music for Mental Health.

If you have any queries, please email: dawn@tonicmusic.co.uk