Croydon Composers Online 2020
Croydon Composers Online 2020 (CC Vol 3) was our response to the pandemic and the insecurities & lack of work that it brought. It was a composition project featuring professional adult musicians and a couple of young musicians, collaborating to write songs online through Zoom & Whatsapp & filming themselves to make music videos. We have never physically met some of the musicians on this team but that did not deter everyone from bringing their best to this project.
Videos were created by Antonio Lewis & music business mentoring was by Michael Fuller.
QUOTES & REVIEWS
"Brilliant - thanks so much - it's just really fresh, not like anything else around at the moment"
Tom Robinson | BBC 6 Music
'I'm loving the album! a 5 star release for me' 'Many thanks again for the most enjoyable, engagingly programmed, spiritually charged and life-affirming album. Many congratulations on what must have been one truly special production commitment'
Michael Tucker | Jazz Journal
"Another bass heavy cut I cannot wait to drop for the people when we eventually reach a state of normalcy"
Don Letts, Culture Clash | BBC 6 Music
"The genre-hopping results seamlessly blend rap, reggae, jazz, Indian classical music, rock and free-flowing vocals across 11 tracks that reflect the cultural melting pot in and around the Croydon area."
Mike Flynn | Jazzwise
"This is just proper float away material"
Bobby Friction | BBC Asian Network
“It's not everyday we have an Indian and dub mix yeah? I love the vibe, love the riddim, love the voice, love the energy”
Rico | O.B.F Soundsystem
"With every Croydon Composers project Shirin, Shri and Michael have taken on the challenge of getting bigger and better. We offer them our huge congratulations for using lockdown to deliver this innovative and creative new album….and can’t wait to see what they do next!"
East Croydon Cool
"I take great heart from the work that is continuing in the borough - Croydon Composers is back for the third year in a row and has gone from strength to strength."
Paula Murray | Creative Director, Croydon Council
A mention alongside Banksy in Lonely Planet!