Bringing people together through music
These are undoubtedly strange times for us all. While keeping people apart to keep us healthy is the best way to save lives, it's still really tough being indoors and away from friends, family and the outside world in general.
That's why we came up with an idea to somehow collaborate with singers and upcoming artists to spread a bit of positivity during the current time of crisis.
We were brainstorming some ideas whilst out running together and decided to arrange the 1982 classic, ‘Only You’ by Yazoo for singers we know all around the world, including some you may recognise from Junior Star Singer Songwriter. The aim was to spread some joy as well as promote some emerging creators, who just like us, are currently unable to perform live or collaborate in person.
We chose the song due to its topical lyrics, its popularity and its potential harmonies. We spent some time working on the song and reaching out to artists in different countries who might take part - we’ve been so lucky to have received so many submissions!
Hopefully our video will be shared by all the participants across the world to spread our collective positivity to all of our supporters.
The video will be posted after 9pm tonight (7th April) on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please let us know what you think and please do share the video with others - we'd love to think we're helping people to fight this virus in the best possible way - through hope, positivity and keeping entertained whilst keeping safe.
Watch out for our forthcoming Christmas single!
We are very excited to be releasing our very own Christmas single called ‘My Christmas Dream’ this year which will be available to download and stream on all online platforms on the 22nd of November, just in time for the Christmas season. We produced this track ourselves and had so much fun doing it and playing around with all the sounds and instruments we associate with Christmas. When writing this song, we wanted to create something that sounds very traditionally festive to get people in the Christmas spirit, taking inspiration from all kinds of Christmas songs from early Dean Martin to Wham in the 80s and even modern Christmas songs by the likes of Kelly Clarkson!
We are thrilled to be performing this track a week before the release when we open the concert for the Swindon Town Centre light switch on. We are very excited to sing at this event and perform with our fabulous dancers. We will be sharing this stage with headline acts Michelle Collins and Aston Merrygold - Former member of JLS!
We also have a few performances where we will be singing our ‘My Christmas Dream’ so check our website for dates and more information about them. Once it’s available, be sure to add it to all your playlists and play at during the festive season!
Our debut single played on BBC Wiltshire
Our new single 'Changed' got its first play on the airwaves during the James Thomas show at the end of August. During the show, we also had the chance to chat with James about our music, how we write songs and our plans for the future. Have a listen to the show here (our interview starts at 13m 14s).
Coming soon: the video for 'I've changed'
We've been hard at work on shooting the video for our latest single 'I've changed'.
The main parts of the video were shot earlier this year at a lake in Surrey, telling the story of us growing up and changing into the people we are today. Watch out for the video which will be released on this site in the coming weeks!
Catch our upcoming tour dates
We're excited to be going on the road with Junior Star Singer Songwriter's 2019 tour, which is due to start this summer! We'll be joining Amanda Neale and her team as they travel around various radio stations up and down the UK looking for this year's Junior Star Singer Songwriter champion. You can find out more on our Show dates page.
Get a sneak preview of our new single 'I've changed'
There's nothing we like doing more than writing and recording new songs, so we're really looking forward to sharing our latest track 'I've changed' with you.
The track was recorded earlier this year with Anthony Goldsbrough of MadM Music and has an almost 'New Orleans' type bluesy-soul feel to it. We'll shortly be filming a video to go with it, which we'll be launching first on this site. In the meantime, have a listen to the track on our Music page - we'd love to know what you think.