Ralph's Life Music Blog has covered the great work done by The Fine Line Project on two occasions now and in order to fully recognise their contribution to mental health charities we aim (with your help) to produce a double CD of unsigned UK Indie bands and artistes; featured in the blog, to raise both funds and awareness for mental health in the UK.
Why The Fine Line Project? Because we all tread that fine line between feeling great and not so great. It could be as simple as being tired, off colour or having overindulged. Most of us understand those feelings, but what if they’re enough to send you over the edge? Or what if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with something really serious?
Why mental health? Because it’s a difficult area and there’s still stigma attached to having mental health issues, even though 1 in 4 globally experience such problems at some point in their life; because it affects so many people from a bout of depression to conditions such as bi-polar and schizophrenia; because promoting fundraising events which support mental health is not as easy or engaging as, say, raising money for children or animals. And because the current recession means more stress, more pressure on services and less support available.
Why creative arts? Because artists and creative people in general, including many scientists, are often in tune with that fine line feeling, aware of the impact of life’s highs and lows and in a better position to express them in a language that reaches out to others. Just think of music, song lyrics, poetry, painting, drama and how they can touch the soul.
The Plan is to use the funds raised to produce and distribute a Double CD of up to 40 Unsigned UK Indie bands and artistes (the first 1000 limited edition available only to Pledgers) available in Indie Record Stores throughout the UK.
We will also be hosting 3 launch nights at venues still to be decided, featuring a number of the acts on the CD.
Please note all Rewards for Pledges are UK postage only and a further charge would need to be made for Rewards sent outside the UK and Northern Ireland.
Please note the Rewards involving the Launch Night/Nights are UK based and expenses are not included for transport to and from the gigs.
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The Travelling Band - Took My Soul
Tom Robinson - The Mighty Sword Of Justice
Wullae Wright - Fight Or Flight
(prod. by Ambrose Chappel)
Culann - Jerusalem
Plum - Casting Shadows
Pumajaw - Mask
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Velocets - Secrets
The Varese's - Spotlight
Snippet - Celebration
Elia and The Low Tears - Sweet Lies
Fat Goth - Creepy Lounge
The Bedroom Hour - X Marks The Spot
Jess Harwood - Feeling Fine
The Mutineers - Tell Me Why
Steve Heron - Eleanor
Have Mercy Las Vegas - Pappy
Vukovi - Schwagger
Debs McCoy - Wendy
The Ninth Watch - Forever's a Long Time
The Folk Remedy - Sirens
The Fireflys - Hummingbird
Graham Marshall - Freedom Call
Whispery Club - The Boy
We Came From The Sea - Animalskin
Stillia - You Only Live Once
TiTORS iNSiGNia - Beg, Plead And Pray
Tingle In The Netherlands - Prostitute's Handbag
Helen McCookerybook - Monday's Mood
Mog Stanley - Mind Games
The Low Countries - At The End Of The Day
Robb Murphy - Never Letting You Go
Pick It Up (feat iKashFlo)
Ambrose Chappel - Pick It Up ( ft. iKashflo)
Matthew Hidden - A Berry Bursts
Fiona Soe Paing - Daymoon Sun(With thanks to the BBC Radiophonic Workshop'sDaphne Oram Trust who gave permission for thesample on this track)
Great Reckoning - Bleed For Your Life
Feral Five - Skin
King And Queen Of Sorry - (Couldn't Get) High Enough
Tea Street Band - Push The Feeling On (Tom Eno Remix)
Mono Life - Disco In Paris
Shiny Rhino - I Love My Radio
Radio KC where Ralph has his Indie Show on a Sunday have donated airtime from 9pm on Monday 18th November where they will be playing all the tracks and messages from some of the bands and artists involved. You can tune in by clicking on this link > rkc.noip.me
My thanks to Simon Meakin and SCG Advertising for the CD's graphic design work.