Frightened Rabbit Is Auctioning Gear on Reverb to Promote Tiny Changes Charity

Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit have partnered with Reverb to sell their US backline and promote Tiny Changes, a charity set up in memory of the band’s founder and frontman Scott Hutchison, who took his own life in 2018. The objective of Tiny Changes is to raise awareness about young peoples’ struggles with mental illness and support initiatives that help those young people and their families.

In May, the band and Hutchison's family announced the launch of the organization, which takes its name from Frightened Rabbit's "Head Rolls Off": "While I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to Earth." In a statement, the family said, "The honesty of his lyrics and openness about his own mental health inspired people in all walks of life. It is a legacy that should be continued and nourished."

If you’re interested in learning more about Tiny Changes or making a direct donation, visit its website here.

The Frightened Rabbit Tiny Changes Reverb Charity Auction is live now and will run for seven days, with half of the proceeds going to Tiny Changes. The auction features key pieces the band used on tour, which includes a drum kit and several amps, two of which were personally owned and used by Scott. You can see the full list of items below:

  • A Mesa-Boogie Transatlantic TA-30 and Fender Hot Rod Deville owned by Scott Hutchison
  • A Fender Bassman 100 1970 head, Fender Neo 610 bass cabinet, and Fender Hot Rod Deville owned by Billy Kennedy
  • Two Fender Blues Junior III 1x12 amps owned by Andy Monaghan
  • A Ludwig Classic Maple Custom 13 / 16 / 24 kit with hardware owned by Grant Hutchison
  • And a Hercules guitar stand and two On Stage keyboard stands owned by the band

Regarding the sale, Grant Hutchison—Scott's brother and Frightened Rabbit's drummer—tells Reverb, "We have decided to sell the musical equipment we have in the US as we feel this stuff should be used rather than just sitting in storage somewhere gathering dust. We felt that putting everything up for auction would give people an opportunity to get something from the band that they themselves can put to good use."

About Tiny Changes and the band's support of its initiatives, Grant says, "We plan to use the voice we have to spread a message of hope and positivity and to raise awareness of the issues facing young people and children today. Mental health was a cause that was very close to Scott's heart and one that he would be extremely proud to see his family and the band supporting. Help us to make tiny changes that we feel will encourage big change in approaches to mental health around the world."

Head to The Frightened Rabbit Tiny Changes Reverb Charity Auction now.

The Frightened Rabbit Tiny Changes Reverb Charity Auction
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