The next time you are lucky enough to speak to any of the children in Year 5 at Linchfield CP School, you’ll be talking to a recording superstar!
‘Now That’s What I Call Linchfield’, an album of original songs, written and performed by the children themselves, is on sale now and the buzz around it is growing in the Deepings community and beyond.
The album was released on Tuesday and as the Mercury went to press yesterday, it was already riding high at number five in the children’s iTunes chart.
In January 2017, the children arranged themselves into 11 bands of between five and seven members.
Each band then proceeded to write its own original song, based on an issue facing children in today’s world.
The children started the process by writing the lyrics for their songs, before composing the music using the Garageband app on ipads, and eventually recording their tracks in a professional recording studio. The children have even designed the artwork for the CD.
Year 5 teacher Richard Gombault said: “The finished tracks sound absolutely incredible – staggeringly professional for a group of nine and 10-year-old children.
“From hip hop to dub step, from R‘n’B to rock, the album boasts an eclectic mix of styles, and the songs are guaranteed to take up permanent residence in your brain!”
The bands featured on the album are: Midnight Kids; The Gobstoppers; Fabulous Five; Melody 6; Bully Beaters; A Splash Of Mischief; Gravity; The Power Girls; The Seven Stars; Little Rhythm and Hype
The children decided that the profits generated from sales of the album will be donated to children’s charities, which tackle some of the issues their songs relate to.
The children have chosen the NSPCC and The Children’s Trust as their nominated charities.
The CD went on sale this week and is available to buy from the Tesco store in Market Deeping,The Boundary Restaurant, Lilli’s Tea Rooms and Cloud 9, also in Market Deeping. The school is asking for a donation of at least £5.
You can also buy the album on iTunes for £6.99, or stream it online at Spotify, Deezer, Amazon music and other online streaming services by searching ‘Now That’s What I Call Linchfield’.
To find out more about the CD visit www.nowthatswhaticalllinchfield.wordpress.com