As reported today on www.discobiscuits.com, there will be two benefit shows in memory of Jeremy and for his family on Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
From the site:
Jeremy Wainland was the definition of a Disco Biscuits fan. After a show, Jeremy could be found in some hotel room, arguing until dawn about how tonight's version of a particular song either blew away or couldn't hold a candle to a far superior version the band had played somewhere in the middle of the country two years ago. But that's what made Jeremy the person he was. He was always outspoken, and never afraid to voice his opinion anytime anywhere.
Unfortunately Jeremy was taken from us far too soon, leaving behind his fiancée and their brand new baby girl Skylar. The Disco Biscuits community truly lost a special member on July 6th, 2003, and being the family that we are, we want to pay tribute to all those nights Jeremy was out in the audience, cheering us on, smiling immensely when we did get it perfect. On Friday and Saturday January 16th and 17th, we'll pay tribute to Jeremy with 2 benefit concerts in his honor at his hometown venue, Ft. Lauderdale's Culture Room.
This will be an intimate gathering of family and friends, and we hope you'll join us there for what stands to be an epic weekend. All profits from the shows will go directly to Skylar and Kira. Tickets will be available on BiscoTix on Wednesday. For those coming from out of town, please visit South Florida Jams in the next few days for more information.
Please stay tuned to the site, as I will post flight information and tips for those out of town who need to be at the shows, as well as a way to donate to the Wainlands if you cannot attend the shows.
This is a very wonderful event and many, many thanks go to the Disco Biscuits organization and Ethan Schwartz of South Florida Jams for putting this all together and making it happen.