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Seth Lakeman Talks About Greenwich Folk for BBC Radio 4 Documentary

Seth Lakeman

Devon Folk hero, and Mercury Prize nominee Seth Lakeman dropped by to April Media Productions.

Remotely directed via phone link, Seth was recording a voiceover piece for a Folk Music documentary produced by Bob Geldolf’s media Production company, titled ‘The Folklorist’ which is set for airing on BBC Radio 4 in the very near future.

Co-incidentally, studio owner John Carter and Seth were both raised in the Devon village of Buckland Monachorum, and schooled together in Tavistock, so 25 years on were long overdue a brief catch up!

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Voicing Concerns To Fix Social Issues

Sarah, one of "The Fixers" records a voiceover for a promotional video

Fixers is a movement of young people tackling issues they feel strongly about to make a difference to others.

‘Fixers’ are young people who want to change things for the better. Many have been through difficult times, and have used that experience to campaign on issues that matter to them, like being homeless, domestic abuse, or drink and drug misuse. As part of their campaigns, and working with professional producers, they are creating some fantastic films, songs, music videos and other resources. Several have won awards.

To date, more than 8,400 Fixers from all over the United Kingdom have started (and are continuing) over 1030 unique projects. More than 201,000 hours of Fixer effort has been contributed across the UK, with Fixes addressing issues ranging from drink, drugs, homelessness, and mental health, through to unemployment, bullying, and much more.

Thanks to a recent grant from the Big Lottery Fund, Fixers is expanding over the next three years throughout the UK – including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – recruiting up to 20,000 new Fixers to tackle issues affecting everyone today, often based on ideas from their own experiences.

With help from ITV, over 375 Fixers projects have been showcased on regional news programmes across the country, providing more than 25 hours of peak-time exposure to their projects.

Sarah, Tarin, Mike and Katie popped by to April Media Productions studios to record and film a voiceover which raised concerns about how those coming out of rehab are not receiving the support they need at this most critical time.

 

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G’wynne For Album No.2

Tony Gwynne

Tony Gwynne, Plymouth based musician and guitar teacher is currently in the studio recording for his second solo album ‘ Tidal Wave’ scheduled for release in late 2013.

Following the success of his debut album ‘Hear Lies The Truth’ which was mostly self recorded at his own home studio, Tony is recording the second album at April Media Productions Studios working with producer John Carter.

Tony is also one half of Devon based duo “The Audiotones” and one third of the Tony Gwynne Trio, both of which you can catch performing regularly in and around the Southwest.

> Find out more about Tony Gwynne

 

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Mike Baugh ‘Goes Solo’ for Kyle

Michael Baugh

Plymouth acclaimed session guitarist Michael Baugh drops by to record a solo for one of Kyle Coleman’s new songs ‘What is Real?” set to feature on his forthcoming album schedule for release early 2014.

The album has been written by producer John Carter at April Media Productions and Caroline Coleman. It features guest appearances from a few notable acclaimed local musicians including Vince Lee, Chris Watts and Marnie Hunter.

Kyle, (25) from Cornwall is autistic and can barely speak a few words, but can sing! Read more about the quite remarkable Kyle Coleman, to understand why this album is something quite special and humbling!
Following the quite remarkable worldwide press his debut album ‘Therefore I Am’ received, this is shaping up to be quite something and at least a world first.

> More about Kyle Coleman
> Watch ‘Just Listen’ Video by Kyle Coleman

> Visit Michael Baugh Website

 

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