So, you might know that a couple of years ago I did a project supported by Sound Connections called 'Hoxton Rhymes' - which involved myself and other musicians crashing Hackney Playbus sessions and forcing Mums and babies to write new songs with us (whether they wanted to or not mwah ha) Then the incredible artist Claire Fauche made some beautiful animations which we made into a great website and app. CHECK IT OUT IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY! Also all the videos on the Video page are basically from this project!
Anyway - fast forward 2 years and we've just secured funding from Youth Music to do SIX MORE PROJECTS!! I'm so excited and feel very privileged. We'll be working with a range of groups - in Hackney, Newham, Camden and Southwark and will target families that might be in need of a bit of extra support and fun, in the form of songwriting by coercion.
We're still looking for some more funds to be able to get all the songs recorded and fully animated - we really believe that songs like these - for parents, written by parents have huge value, not just for the parents involved in the project, but many others too.
Please support us!! Here's how:
- If you have ideas of anywhere we might be able to get more ££ or support in kind for developing the apps, please let me know. Tech companies, or corporates with some Cash to give away or some CSR to act on!
- Share Hoxton Rhymes and keep an eye out for the new songs that will start being written in a mere few weeks! I'm aiming to make a little recording of songs written as we go along - comment and tell me that they're great even if you think they're not. cheers.
- Press - looking for ways of getting word out about the project, if you can help, get in touch!
- Events - looking to do some 'Rhymes Roadshows', interested in having us? Let me know!
Thanks for reading to the end...