What do cardiology and rock music have in common? A band called The Low Budget Men.
The philanthropic band was created in 2011 by Claude Mariottini, an interventional cardiologist and heart rhythm specialist with a passion for music. All proceeds from The Low Budget Men’s first album “Crossing Lives” went towards the “20,000 Lives” association which distributes defibrillators throughout France and provides life-saving training programs for the general public. Their second album is scheduled to be released in 2015.
Along with Mariottini as the singer and guitarist, the band is composed of Stéphane Mirc (Bass Guitar), Marc Piola Caselli (Lead Guitar), Eric Chabaud (Drums) and Doreen Chanter (Backing Singer), who was previously backing vocalist for Joe Cocker, Bryan Ferry, Van Morrison, Meat Loaf, and Roger Waters.
The Low Budget Men and “20,000 Lives” have financed 80 defibrillators over 4 years.
Philippa Starns, Audio Manager at Spafax UK, catches up with The Low Budget Men’s Claude Mariottini. Have a listen onboard British Airways as early as February 1st.