We’re delighted that one of our long-term readers, Stuart Lynch, has assembled a new charity album featuring the likes of Carol Decker and Huey Morgan providing tracks.
The proceeds from the albums’ sales go directly to the Kaira Konko Education Fund which helps buy uniforms and equipment to enable more children to go to school and get a decent education. More details of the charity can be found at www.kairakonko.com “Songs for Soma” is available to download from all the usual places – including iTunes
Songs for Soma is a compilation, charity album produced by long time MusicTech reader, Stuart Lynch. Following a trip to the Gambia to take part in project work for the Kaira Konko Charity earlier this year, Stuart has since been involved in allsorts of money raising schemes. He had the idea for the album after helping arrange a successful musical function which featured local bands raising almost £2000. Initially, the album was just going to feature the same local bands, but after a couple of hopeful tweets and messages, Stuart managed to secure tracks from Carol Decker of T’Pau and Huey Morgan (formerly of The Fun Lovin’ Criminals).
This latter track is previously unreleased. “I’m extremely grateful to Carol and Huey for allowing me to use their tracks at no cost. It certainly helps to raise the profile of the album, particularly when they both Tweet about it to their many thousands of followers!” In addition, the album is full of other tracks of all musical genres, very kindly donated by people from all over the world. “If I’ve learnt anything from putting this album together”, says Stuart “it’s that there is an unbelievable amount of music talent in bedrooms and home studios that really
deserves to be heard.”
Every single penny from the sale of the album will go towards the Kaira Konko Education Fund which helps buy uniforms and equipment to enable more children to go to school and get a decent education. More details of the charity can be found at www.kairakonko.com “Songs for Soma” is available to download from all the usual places.