Mark Morriss as lead singer with The Bluetones, Mark has enjoyed a 25 year recording career that produced 6 studio albums, 3 of which achieved Top 10 sales in the UK, including the #1 album ‘Expecting to Fly’, 13 Top 40 singles, and a Brit Awards nomination in 1996. Mark has recorded 4 solo albums, including Look Up released in September 2019, and music for various side projects, including the title music for all of the audio book versions of David Walliams’ children’s stories, and as a member of Matt Berry’s touring band ‘The Maypoles’. Mark has also been a judge on the Album of the Year panel for the Ivor Novello Awards.
Refuge The #SoundsInspired single has been developed from a track from their latest album ‘Perception’, mentored by Mark Morriss of The Bluetones. ‘refuge’ have been creating and donating music to the creative, wellbeing project: ‘rethink your mind’ for the past few years, writing songs, developing the public’s poems into lyrics and producing music for the mindful meditations by Claire Evans that feature on the project’s resources. The focus of the ‘rethink your mind’ project has always been about what helps people feel better and ‘refuge’ band members agree that it’s good to value our wellbeing and focus on what inspires us, especially in these times. They are delighted that artists they respect so much, have come on board to support this work and they hope that you’ll enjoy being part of this project which aims to lift and inspire others.
Lucy Ward Named ‘Brit-Folks most vibrant and forthright new young talent’ by MOJO, ‘Impressive and original’ by The Guardian and ‘Inspiring’ by Billy Bragg, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Lucy Ward is a critically acclaimed singer songwriter and folk musician. Her songs are a sweet mixture of evocative imagery and quiet, involving beauty; passion, protest and tradition all rolled into one. Her voice is breath-taking, this captivating and powerful performer and has a unique ability to inhabit the very heart of every song.
Kitten Pyramid began as a collective in 2010 and ranged from two to 20 members. In 2013 they released their debut album ‘Uh-Oh!’ and were picked up by 6Music’s Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson (who later supported his UK tour). Kitten Pyramid launched ‘Uh-Oh!’ with a tour of psychiatric hospitals, including Bedlam and were followed by The Guardian for two days. Kitten Pyramid have featured in Q, MOJO, Classic Rock, Prog and were the Guardian’s Band of the week and Sunday Brunch’s Single Of The Week on Channel 4 for their ‘weird and wonderful’ pop. Second album KOOZY !! is out 26 March 2021 and was recorded in Rockfield Studios with The Leisure Society and produced by Oasis/Beta Band/ Furries legend Nick Brine.
The Maias are a friendly neighbourhood indie pop duo from Nottinghamshire, comprising of Matt Bulmer and Eva Lightfoot. The pair have been writing and recording songs in their spare room all year. Their two singles ‘Constantine’ and ‘Daydreams’ draw inspiration from Darwin Deez and Fickle Friends and have both been featured on BBC Introducing. They are currently working on their upcoming third song which is due for release in early 2021.
Barkhaus My name is Barkhaus. I’m an artist from Lincolnshire, I draw my inspirations from my surroundings and experiences. I strive to learn and create music that has meaning and speaks. I am currently working on a self titled album exploring the cycle of winter and the effects it has on me and my community. I am honoured to be able to use my skill to benefit the amazing charity, RethinkYourMind.