Scotland Yard Gospel Choir Help Fund
Following are updates and details from Bloodshot about the accident. The van and everything in it was totaled, including all instruments. Two band members are facing long hospital stays and long recoveries. Bloodshot has set up a fund for the band and will post ongoing updates to its website.
One of the members of the Bloodshot family, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, was in a terrible van accident yesterday in Indiana, on their way to a show in Cincinnati in support of their new record.
Without getting into too much detail, the van blew a tire and then rolled several times, eventually coming to a rest upside down on the median. The band was transported to the Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer, IN.
Alison Hinderliter, Jay Santana, and Ethan Adelsman were all released from the hospital last night with minor injuries. Elia Einhorn was held overnight with injuries to his head and neck, and is expected to be released tomorrow. Mary Ralph has a broken pelvis and collarbone, and will probably be moved to a hospital closer to home. Mark Yoshizumi was airlifted to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn last night with injuries to his head, back, and neck. He is in serious condition, but making progress. Our thoughts go out to all our friends in the band, and their families, friends, and significant others.
All of the band’s gear was destroyed, and the van was totaled. As anyone involved with music knows, a lot of musicians don’t have health insurance, copious amounts of income, or time to spare off work. This accident – apart from being medically and personally horrible – is also going to be expensive. We here are doing what we can to help them, but if anyone else would like to help out, there are three ways to donate and support The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir in this time of need.
1. Sign in to PayPal and send donation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Send this email link to friends/contacts: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8469029
3. Click on the button in this news story: http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/news/sygc-van-accident
That last link – the news story – will be constantly updated with more information on who’s in and out of the hospital, what’s going on, and what the band has to say. If you’re looking for information on the accident – for press or for personal reasons – check there before you ask us. We’ll just direct you there, most likely. We are not sure about the band’s October tour dates, and we’ll keep everyone updated.
If you direly need anything else, you can ask, but again – CHECK THAT WEBSITE FIRST. Recent live photos of the band are available here for press use: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31859289@N06/tags/scotlandyardgospelchoir/
Thanks everyone for your kind words and thoughts, and please be safe out there.
Marah Eakin – Publicist – Bloodshot Records