Tribal Gathering Founder In India Motorbike Accident Appeal
Relatives of legendary British techno promoter Paul Shurey have launched a campaign to raise £30,000 after the Tribal Gathering/ Final Frontier founder was seriously injured in a motorbike accident in Goa.
Explaining that details of what exactly happened currently remains unclear, Paul’s brother Simon Congiu-Shurey said Paul remains in the hospital’s intensive care unit and they’re seeking donations to help pay his hospital bills and for Paul have another operation and ‘get back here’ (to the UK).
“After two operations on his brain he is fighting for recovery. His travel insurance company seem to be dragging their heels over his claim,” he explained.
“We (his family & friends) are trying to cover the cost of his ongoing treatment. Any donations would be very gratefully received. Thank you.” (click here to donate)
Paul helped popularise underground techno and house in the UK, via his seminal Final Frontier Friday night parties at Wandsworth’s Club UK in 1994. Showcasing everyone from Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Sven Vath, Laurent Garnier and the entire elite of Detroit techno, the club packed in 2,000 revellers weekly for several years, seguing perfectly with his other main projects- Tribal Gathering festivals.
Launching in 1993, the events were effectively Britain’s first legal raves and were as massively successful as they were politically controversial. Staging a 30,000 sold out event at Luton Hoo in 1997 (headlined by Kraftwerk), Paul was firmly established as Britain’s most successful dance music promoter though a disastrous fall out with his then partner Mean Fiddler in 1998 saw him squeezed out of the market.
While he dabbled in event promotion on occasion a number of times in future years, he later settled in marketing, media and content creation in the tech business.
Former Final Frontier resident DJ Paul Marlow (aka Mr Oz) urged revellers from the 90s to contribute to the campaign.
“Paul Shurey a very dear friend to so many has found himself in the most dire of situations. After a car crash he is In hospital and in intensive care in India. He is critically ill, the insurance won’t pay out and he needs OUR help,” he said.
“The genius behind TRIBAL GATHERING RAVES needs you to donate cash to save his life,” he urged.
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