In the summer of 2016, we undertook our PIER PRESSURE challenge. Over the course of 14 days, we travelled around the coast of Great Britain, playing on all 58 surviving piers.

Starting in Scotland with Dunoon pier, and then travelling round approximately clockwise before finishing in Blackpool to play on its three piers, we travelled over 2900 miles, giving over 60 performances (including four evening concerts, and performances at multiple locations on some piers!).

We did this to raise money for two fantastic charities: CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner-City Kids: a national children's charity providing free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from all over the UK at their three retreat locations); and Alzheimer's Society (the UK's leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland). The tour raised over £9000 for the two charities.

An edited version of our daily blog from the tour is shown below. You can see videos of some of our performances on the piers at our YouTube channel. An overall summary of the trip, including our favourite piers and a wider selection of photographs, can be found here.