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Braintree: Band working to create community album
2:00pm Saturday 13th October 2012 in News
A folk band has been hosting choir events and leading community projects thanks to Arts Council funding.
Jack in Water, of Rayne, started with just two members in 2009, but have since grown to become a five-piece group.
Last year the band entered the Abbey Road Studios’ anthem competition, which marked the 80th birthday of the legendary London recording venue.
After being picked as one of eight winners, the band had the chance to record their track Made of Ghosts at the one-time home of The Beatles and Pink Floyd.
Now, thanks to a grant from the Arts Council, in conjunction with Norwich Arts Centre, the band is aiming to inspire people in Essex with a series of free and accessible events.
Lead singer Will Clapson said: “Music surpasses religious, political and philosophical differences for a moment in time and there aren't many things that have that beautiful power of people.
“It gives the community a sense of belonging and encourages people to come together.”
Jack in Water is currently working on a community album, with bands from Essex and the surrounding area each contributing a track.
The bands will have a live recording to be given away free online, and local artists and photographers will create artwork inspired by each track.
While working on these community projects, Jack in Water is also busy at work recording their debut album, which they hope to finish next year.
For more information, visit jackinwater.com or email email@example.com.