West Norfolk musicians to record charity single for migrants

Left to right, Liz Cocksedge, Alex Beckhelling, Sylvia Warry, Michael Yeager, Ashley Hunt, Jim Niven, Yve Mary Barwood, Reuben Cocksedge. Photo: JON SEYMOUR ANL-160317-100539001
Left to right, Liz Cocksedge, Alex Beckhelling, Sylvia Warry, Michael Yeager, Ashley Hunt, Jim Niven, Yve Mary Barwood, Reuben Cocksedge. Photo: JON SEYMOUR ANL-160317-100539001

In times of crisis, it’s always good to see people banding together to try to help and this is what a the Life Now Music Project is all about.

A group of people from West Norfolk and beyond with various roles within the music industry have got together to try to do something to help the refugees across Europe.

I visited the Broom Hill Studio in Brandon to meet a few of the people donating their time to the project.

One of the planned activities is to record a charity single, and that’s what they were doing in the studio. Under the guidance of Alex Beckhelling, the sound engineer and assistant Michael Yeager, the single has already started to take shape.

The song, entitled Peace In My Pocket, is a collaboration between Kat Brittain and Yve Mary Barwood, with guest musicians lending their skill and talent.

The original idea for the project came from several people, including Matt Watson, Richard Shasamane and Fred Lurcher and asking what they could do to help.

This really is a group project, and with everyone doing their bit by donating their time and services, and they aim to have the song recorded by the end of March if possible, with a view to putting it out in April.

There are also a host of other people working behind the scenes including a printing firm and a photographer, and there are plans in place to put on live performances of the single and read poetry submitted to the project in local venues in and around Norfolk, including in Lynn town centre.

Volunteers are needed to assist with backing vocals, both in the studio and in the live shows, and anyone else that might be able to help out.

If you want to help, ontact Yve Mary Barwood by email yvemaryb@gmail.com or telephone 07449837629.