We’re proud to unveil some recent Sounding Out tracks from the new cohort’s first session in May with Rex and Emma:
‘Smile Today’ is part of the Bridges collaboration for our 21st Year; the original band from Sounding Out, Platform 7, worked with contemporary composer Mark-Anthony Turnage to create a lasting memorial to our work to date.
It was performed as part of our 21st celebration gig at the Union Chapel on 22nd November 2016.
In June 2015, ‘Sounding Out’ alumni Gary and Adrian were invited to appear on ‘Outside In: Live Music Special’ for broadcast on National Prison Radio. As well as being interviewed, they performed a special acoustic version of ‘Mission’.
Featuring Adrian (aka Tru Star) on lead vocals, Gary on guitar, Charles on piano and backing vocals, and Sara on percussion.
Here’s another beautiful song from Platform 7 – featuring Sharleen on lead vocals, with support from Adrian and Eileen.
In January 2013 members of Platform 7 got together to produce new material, with an acoustic approach to make it easier to take songs ‘on the road’. Four new tracks were written, including this beautiful heartfelt plea from Sharleen to our young people, asking them not to ‘go to war’:
Our first group of Sounding Out participants met for the first time in June 2012; over 5 days they evolved from musical strangers to a fantastic band, Platform 7, and wrote 6 stunning songs together.
We’re proud to unveil two of the songs written in June:
If you’re able to, you should come and see the band perform live.
Here are some of the fantastic tracks the band contributed to when we first met them inside prison:
Featuring Valter on vocals and Selwyn on drums.
Featuring Sharleen as MC and on support vocals.
Featuring Fudge on drums.
Featuring Eileen on lead vocals.