"Where Words Grow On Trees"
It is not often that you meet someone with whom you instantly click.
Claudio Fiore is one of those affable, ‘Yes We Can’ blokes that makes a person feel secure, appreciated, and as if nothing is too much trouble. He liked my vision for Plum Tree Books, and I asked him if he would consider being our Musical Director.
Claudio is a producer, writer and musician involved with, and creating, many styles of music. His lead instrument is drums.
In preparation for Song Of Sahel, Claudio immediately set about writing a track for the event. He asked me if I would like to write lyrics and a melody and if I would sing the song. I played the track to my daughter, Aleisha, and she loved it. Together, we began molding the lyrics and the melody, even involving her husband, Hayato, (himself a very fine musician), to come up with the final melody. Claudio came to the house and, in a marathon session, recorded Give me Life and another track that I will tell you about.
I wanted Aleisha to sing the lead vocal to show off her beautiful voice. I am a proud mother indeed. I think Claudio feels he has discovered a new star!
Aleisha has a BA Honours degree in Music, Performance and Visual Art from Brighton University. She also has a Masters degree in Music from Surrey University. She has been doing sessions and singing since she was twelve and continues the family tradition of music and singing. These days, she teaches singing and vocal health. Her participation in Song Of Sahel is her come-back to music having been totally engaged in the joys of becoming a mother to Siolfor-Rose. I sang vocal harmony with Aleisha on the track. Being mother and daughter, our voices blend well together. At last, the official single representing Song Of Sahel Give Me Life is released and ready to download. All proceeds go to SOS Sahel. Go to link HERE.
Tom Cloverfield is the man/genius/producer/musician/heart behind Ultrasonic Music Germany. I have a CD, Touching Angels, released on his label.
Tom, being the generous spirit that he is, immediately donated one of his tracks for the Song Of Sahel event. Again, he asked me if I would write lyrics and add vocals to his track. Once again, I asked my daughter if she would like to sing. (I was determined to tempt her back into music for selfish reasons, so as to hear her beautiful voice, once again, thrill my heart). She loved the track, completely different in style to Claudio’s. I wrote a poem, Island Of Hope for the track to describe how we can all be islands of hope for each other in the midst of tragedy.
Island of Hope is a chill-out, dance track. Aleisha’s vocals are, one again, superb. Go to link HERE to download this great music.
I hope you will support this wonderful project by buying this music and telling your friends about it. A new star is born in Aleisha. Be there to discover her. Enjoy this music, given from the heart by all of us who have worked tirelessly to bring it to you. Help us raise funds for the desperate situation in Sahel…Give them life, and be an Island of Hope in the midst of tragedy. Thank You!
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