We Are The Wiley Benefit Tonight at The Shank (Chairlift, Adam Green, Lightspeed Champion & More)

We are the Wiley

This show is tonight, it’s for a good cause.

A circle of Brooklyn-based friends have joined together with Wanduta””a new, national organization designed to support and protect independent musicians””to throw a benefit for beloved, local musician, Jon Wiley. We Are the Wiley: A Benefit Concert for Jon Wiley will feature Adam Green, Lightspeed Champion, DJ Johnny Tropical, and Chairlift at The Shank“”an art space and concert venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn””on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 8PM.

On March 5, 2009, professional guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist, Jon Wiley awoke without feeling or mobility in his arms and legs. He was subsequently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and incurred more than $30,000 worth of medical bills for his week-long hospital stay. After a lengthy recovery process, Jon regained most feeling in his limbs and has gone on in recent months to record and perform with Lightspeed Champion, Adam Green, and his solo project, SpaceCamp. However, he is still without the means to afford his own healthcare.

Wanduta will carry the torch beyond Jon’s personal struggle to the greater issue of musicians without healthcare. In addition to other benefits and services, the organization provides a free, unique, concierge-based healthcare service that is available to all Wanduta members. A wide range of healthcare packages are available, starting at $60 per month. Jon’s story highlights the importance of healthcare for every person. Wanduta works to ensure that the next musician in need will not face similar avoidable circumstances.

Join Wanduta and We Are the Wiley to celebrate the extraordinary talent of Jon Wiley, and raise funds to cover the expenses of a musician in need. This is a concrete opportunity to help a friend who, like so many artists and musicians in the United States, lack affordable healthcare.

Thursday, July 9, 2009
We Are the Wiley: A Benefit Concert for Jon Wiley
@The Shank
98 Bayard Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Doors at 8PM (21+)

Tickets $15 – all proceeds go to Wiley’s medical bills.

To make a donation, go here:

To learn more about Wanduta, visit:

Thank you for your support!

Fuck this country and its private healthcare system. -ed.