Britain’s The Indoor Mortal Orchestra are the latest in a series of socially conscious artists using their talent to help organisations doing great things in this difficult tim. They’ve just releesed an impressive cover of Bugsy Malone’s classic ‘You Give a Little Love’.
Following weeks of preparation, the 17-strong virtually-assembled collective of music professionals began the bewildering challenge of crowdsourcing a mini-orchestra & array of vocalists to record, produce and release a charity single cover of ‘You Give a Little Love’’. This occured on 1st May and the process lasted for all of 24 hours.
This over-ambitious challenge was inspired by comedian Mark Watson’s 24-hour Watsonathon on-line fundraising event, whose long-form comedy shows often involve elaborate & seemingly impossible challenges set or taken on by audience members.
Over the course of a calendar day, The Indoor Mortal Orchestra’s production team pulled off the inspiring feat of assembling, mixing, editing & synching individually & remotely recorded music & vocal parts + video footage, chosen from 60+ contributors around the world, producing a joyous version of the classic movie-musical number. The end result is a glorious celebration of collaboration & community.
Contributors include Miles Jupp (vocals), Kevin Eldon (vocals), Duglas T. Stewart (vocals; BMX Bandits), Will Calderbank (cello; Mumford and Sons, The Leisure Society, Ray Davies), Jen Schande (vocals; Schande), Danny Green (vocals; DGSolaris, Laish), Simon Love (vocals, guitar; The Loves), Richard Jackson (vocals; composer, Albatros Archive), & Shenandoah Davis (vocals; singer-songwriter, Paul Williams live band alumna) + multiple amateur & talented musicians & singers who answered the call on the day.
All profits are in aid of the charities FareShare (national network of charitable food redistributors), Hospice IGN (the professional association for UK Hospice fundraisers) & NextUp’s Heckle The Virus fund (supporting out-of-work circuit comedians).
Charities supported (feel free to also support them directly)
fareshare.org.uk — national network of charitable surplus and unwanted food redistributors
www.hospice-ign.org.uk — professional association for UK Hospice fundraisers
Nextupcomedy.com — emergency fund for COVID-19 displaced professional comedians