‘I’m getting over hating myself’: how to front a punk band with cerebral palsy

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Culture Abuse have been hand-picked to support Green Day and are playing Reading and Leeds this weekend. Lead singer David Kelling explains how he made himself his own role modelPeople often assume that the lead singer of Culture Abuse is wasted. In fact he has cerebral palsy. “They think I’m fucked up no matter what,” says David Kelling, “so I’ll just act like I’m partying to make people more comfortable.”Kelling’s disability affects his movement on the right side of his body – he walks with a limp and often finds it hard to get on and off stage. His five-piece band signed to Epitaph in June and have been in Europe since they supported Green Day in Hyde Park in July, at the personal request of lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong; this weekend they play the Reading and Leeds festivals. waiting to catch the ferry to the u.k.! we play london tomorrow at the garage with @tigersjaw! if you got 35mm film you can hook us up with, we can get you into the show for free. send us a message! photo by @scottkgoodrich Continue reading…

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