What can we do to help? What is the best means at our disposal to help – to play one show and raise money. The history of Bridge To Solace is a complicated one, there will most likely be no further shows in the foreseeable future, but it is our duty as human beings to offer our help to those in need, especially one, who has been an active member of the local punk community and a friend to some of our members.
Gabor Mezei, better known as Mező to his friends, was the bassist of local punk heroes Semmi Komoly and after the demise of his band, he pursued his other passion, he was coaching football to children. Mező got diagnosed with an especially evil and aggressive form of cancer in the summer of 2015, when they found a tumor in his knee. After removing the tumor, by the end of 2015 three more tumors grew back to the same knee and now the cancer has spread to his lungs. Having gone through 16 surgeries, the costs of treatments, rehabilitation and further surgeries are grave and the local punk community, including some of his closest friends decided to host a benefit show as well as set up an online fund, where people can support him by donating whatever they see fit. The show will take place on the 5th of March, 2016 at the venue Dürer Kert.
We are humbled to be a part of this and in case we can make more people aware and come to the show, we have done a small part in a hopeful recovery and offered a helping hand.
As the show is upon us and there’s less than a month, expect us to play a short, 5 to 6 song set. Our lineup will feature almost all steady and fill-in members of the different eras of Bridge To Solace, with some of our guys missing out due to touring obligations and living in distant, snowy Canada as of late. There will be tons of other, amazing local bands, who we can’t wait to share the stage with. For those who missed us before, for those who we meant something to, this is your chance to check us out, while giving your money to a good cause and help a truly remarkable person with it!
With love, always
Bridge To Solace”