Local musicians will soon come together for an amazing cause – taking a stand against bullying.
Mindy Davey, a Buffalo singer and songwriter, became an anti-bullying advocate after seeing that a young lady named Morgan was being bullied and wanted to end her life. Davey wrote her a song called “Morgan’s Song” and started a drive to collect cards for her.
“The whole process touched me and prompted me to write ‘Morgan’s Song.’ I arranged a meeting with Morgan and her mom, so I could sing the song to her in person,” said Davey.
Local news stations picked up the story and Davey received messages from people all over the world who were impacted by the song. After teaming up with GCR Audio, a studio owned by Robby Takac from the Goo Goo Dolls, the song was released on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.
Davey says she received a lot of feedback from victims of bullying and decided to create a campaign called T.E.A.C.H (Talk, Educate, Compassion and Hope). She will be making a music video of Morgan’s Song to help raise awareness about bullying and the consequences that it causes.
“I will also be traveling to schools and hosting support groups, so victims know others care about them and there is hope,” she said.
Now with the support of Mr. Goodbar on Elmwood Avenue, Davey will be hosting a benefit 8 p.m. June 8 called “Musicians Band Against Bullying.” Local musicians will be performing and there will be a raffle for a Monster guitar and “716 Hometown” T-shirt signed by Robby as well as other chances to win other exciting prizes. Tickets are $5 in advance at www.mindydavey.com or $7 at the door. For more information on this event, visit www.facebook.com/events/149345662578194/
We wish you the best of luck, Mindy! We know you’ll do great things!