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Jess Childs Cardiff Speaker Hire

We sat down with Welsh Acoustic Wedding Singer Jess Childs at Cardiff Speaker Hire Cardiff to talk love, weddings...and The Lion King.

Growing up in a farmhouse in rural Wales, Jess was blessed with a musical education from her mother whose record collection included numerous albums by Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, Jess has always been surrounded by music. Now with years of experience under her belt, Jess gives newlyweds something a little bit more special than the traditional “Here Comes the Bride” with her the ability to put a unique acoustic twist on just about any song.

A self-proclaimed “unplugged specialist”, Jess not only writes her own music but will tailor unique versions of covers to suit each Bride and Groom to be.  From the soundtrack to the Lion King to Bruno Mars and Rihanna covers, Jess creates bespoke set lists to fit any occasion, theme or setting.

In addition to her stunning ability to transform songs for your wedding day, Jess’ list of previous gigs also boasts a number of festivals including the Brecon Jazz Fringe Festival, the Hay on Wye Winter Festival, How The Light Gets In and the National Audio Show.

For more information visit www.jesschildsmusic.com

 

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Martyn Joseph NYE

We had the pleasure of filming Martyn Josephs new song "NYE (a song for the NHS) in Acapela Studios Pentrych. 

As I had been somewhat of a recluse editing away on a project we were unaware of the journey a group of folk artists had been on in order to create this unique and powerful song.

In November last year folk musicians gathered to celebrate 800 years of British democracy. The British folk dance and song society commissioned artists including Martyn from all over the UK to create songs to contribute to the "Sweet Liberties" Project. 

I was asked to write songs for a project called Sweet Liberties..celebrating 800 years since the Magna Carta and the first De Montford Parliament. The songs were to be based on acts of Parliament and my instinct was to look for the Welsh angle..hence Nye Bevan and the founding of the NHS in 1948.

The artists poured through parliamentary archives to find inspiration and retreated to a cottage in Cambridgeshire to compose, Martyn then took this one step further and decided to record the song in his studio in Cardiff 

We have put a video up on you tube now and I would like it to be seen as a reminder of the fact that we should be proud of the NHS. Despite its deriders it is still an extraordinary achievement and something worth fighting for.

Martyn wanted to create something very intimate and powerful, really stripping back any fancy effects or creative filmmaking styles, we were also challenge to turn the stunning Acapela studio floor into something completely bare, making the audience really pay attention to the words of the song rather than the visuals. 

Its also meant to celebrate the amazing women and men who work selflessly within it. The care they give is a beautiful thing and make our lives better in so many ways. Yes there are problems, but as the song reminds us, try falling sick in the USA and see what it costs you.

Here is Martyn Joseph "Nye (A song for the NHS)





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