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Help Musicians UK to release fundraising compilation

By | Published on Monday 29 April 2019

Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK has announced a new compilation album titled ‘Smoke Rainbows’ which aims to raise funds for its Music Minds Matter mental health service.

The album features twelve tracks, each recorded in one take at Abbey Road Studios by artists including The Magic Numbers, The Leisure Society, Matt Deighton, The Blow Monkeys, Ren Harvieu, Pat Dam Smyth and more.

“I’ve always liked the parquet flooring at Abbey Road, along with the room sounds you can get”, says Deighton. “‘Overshadowed’ had an extra dimension in there”, he adds of the track he contributed to the record.

“Thanks to Help Musicians UK”, he goes on, “who over the past have indeed helped this musician in a time when the chords were of a minor persuasion. So I would like to dedicate this live version to all at Help Musicians UK, and to my friend Chris Sheehan who lit the spark for the record to be possible”.

Help Musicians UK CEO James Ainscough adds: “This is an album of truly beautiful songs, where the passion and artistry of those involved in creating it shines through. An album of this nature dedicated to the charity is a first for Help Musicians and a huge honour … At Help Musicians, we want a world where musicians thrive”.

“Supporting the mental health of musicians via the Music Minds Matter listening ear service is an important part of our work” he concludes. “The proceeds from this album will help us continue to reach more musicians in the years ahead – offering a lifetime of support, when it is needed most”.

Here’s the full tracklist for the compilation:

1. The Leisure Society – Last Of The Melting Snow
2. The Magic Numbers – Wayward
3. Penny Police – Take On A Little Love
4. The Magic Lantern – Different Paths
5. Matt Deighton – Overshadowed
6. Rory Butler – Mind Your Business
7. Bloom – People Like You
8. Charlie Wood – Grand Piano
9. Ren Harvieu – Little Raven
10. The Blow Monkeys – Fortune’s Wheel
11. Pat Dam Smyth – Where The Light Goes
12. Tyni – Fighter