Paolo Nutini will play a one-off show in the UK this year at the 2,000 capacity Newport Centre in Newport, South Wales in memory of Bevlee Jones and in aid of her 13-year-old son – Ieuan Joel.
On 8th March, 34-year-old Mum, Bevlee Jones, passed away unexpectedly in the night, devastating family and friends. Her distraught 13-year-old son Ieuan Joel Jones took it upon himself to give his mum the best funeral possible. Bevelee was a huge Paolo Nutini fan, so Ieuan appealed to Paolo through Facebook, asking Paolo to play at his Mum’s funeral. Unfortunately, Paolo was away in Europe at the time but Paolo wanted to offer his support to Ieuan and his family.
“When I heard of Ieuan’s plea, it was with regret that I couldn’t attend his mother’s funeral and do what he asked of me,” Paolo says. “I wanted to help him in any way that I could and I feel like a concert in aid of Ieuan himself and in memory of his dear mother was the right way to do so.”
Profits from the show will go into a trust fund set up for 13-year-old Ieuan Joel’s future.