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New charity song to help struggling musicians

New charity song to help struggling musicians

by Tom Martin (January 2021)

The Rainbow Collective has released a new charity single to raise vital funds to help support struggling musicians.

Play That Song To Me has been released with the help of Liverpool Lighthouse and features artists such as Keith Xander from Xander and the Peace Pirates, April Moon, Tina Riley, Mike Smith and West end star John Coates.

The single, written by Southport-based Jennifer Murphy and Cassandra Kotchie, is the second release by The Rainbow Collective, supported by Liverpool Lighthouse Charity, who also produced the single.

Artists recorded and filmed themselves from their home studios across the region and the track was then produced by Liverpool Lighthouse’s producer, Tom Percy.

The writing team wrote and produced ‘Pass On The Rainbow-NHS’ during the first 2020 lockdown which quickly rose up the charts reaching Number 1 in Amazon’s Movers and Shakers chart and Number 50 in the iTunes chart. The song raised over £1,000 for NHS Charities Together.

Jennifer Murphy said: “I would like to extend my enormous thanks to The Rainbow Collective who have once again risen to the challenge of recording their outstanding musical interpretations and vocals for this project from home.

“Now, more than ever, musicians are struggling to feed their families with gigs cancelled, theatres closed and venues shut for good (‘Keep the venues closed they won’t see us’). Throughout the pandemic, music has brought people together, inspired us, given us hope and reminded us that there is joy in life.

“We chose to include children on our song because music is so important to young people. Music allows young people to be creative, expressive and teaches social skills whilst furthering academic achievement. We hope that this song will bring people together whilst raising vital funds for Help Musicians.”

Cassandra Kotchie added: “Right now, it could not be more important to support the charities who are supporting musicians, otherwise this industry, quite simply, may never recover. We’re hoping to raise as much money as we can with this single and our fundraising campaign. We hope this song will brighten the spirit of everyone who hears it, and especially those who have fallen through the cracks of this pandemic.”

The single is available and the full price of 99p from each download will go straight to Help Musicians.

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