The singer/guitarist will play live with a band made up of MPs
Razorlight‘s Johnny Borrell is set to share a stage with a band formed entirely of MPs.
On June 3, Borrell will perform solo at London’s Science Museum for The Big Ask to highlight climate change issues, and will be supported by the five-piece.
The five politicians, including Lembit Opik, will perform a rendition of John Denver‘s ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’ in the museum’s Aviation Room to highlight the campaign’s main point.
The Big Ask is urging legislators to include emissions from aviation and shipping, some of the highest from any UK industry, in the upcoming climate change bill restricting these releases.
As well as Opik, the band of cross-party MPs dubbing themselves The Aviators features the SNP‘s Peter Wishart, Conservative Anne Milton and Labour‘s Emily Thornberry and Ian Cawsey.
Wishart is the only currently-serving MP to have been on ‘Top Of The Pops’ – the keyboardist featured on the show with his former band Runrig, and was also a one-time member of Big Country.
Cawsey and Wishart are also members of the parliamentary rock group MP4.
Opik is engaged to Cheeky Girl Gabriela Irimia.