TODAY is the biggest day for me in my professional music career.
Over the last 5 months, I have been writing, recording and publicising a project which has not only taken over my waking life but also my dreams and subconscious thoughts! Every bike ride has been accompanied by tubular bells; every post office trip, a shaking of sleigh bells. And it has all been working towards this day, when everything is finally in place.
It's the release of my Christmas song - Let the Light Shine Down - which has been recorded by the children at my primary school in Bermondsey. The children are from an under-privileged area, so having the experience of going to the BBC studios (meeting John Major - although none of them knew who he was of course!), being featured on a YouTube video, and having the chance to sing on the stage at Westfield in Stratford has been an enriching part of their primary education.
|At the BBC studios - getting excited about recording.|
We are selling the song to raise money for a music charity - Music as Therapy International - which works with teachers and carers to provide musical therapy for disabled children and adults.
Our aim is to sell 3,000 copies this week - this will mean that we make enough money from single sales (the song only costs 99p) to make a decent donation to the charity, and also have a chance of getting into the UK top 40, thereby continuing the amazing experience for these primary school children.
So please consider buying a copy, and spreading the word around with your friends and colleagues - particularly people who are involved in the music business for whom this cause is so relevant.
You can buy it on iTunes for 99p: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/let-the-light-shine-down/id577926410?i=577926474&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
And on Amazon it's only 89p:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Let-the-Light-Shine-Down/dp/B00A5HWCTA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354441615&sr=8-1