Circle Of Light - The Album

by Circle Of Light

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about

The Circle of Light project - funded by Youth Music - brought together 20 music industry professionals led by award-winning rapper Scor-Zay-Zee to mentor around 60 young people through the process of producing a powerful and eclectic album with tracks created over three intense weeks.

Tricia Gardiner, project co-ordinator, said: “We are so proud of everyone who has been involved in Circle of Light. The collaborations and relationships that have been formed have been amazing. It’s so important to give young people a platform to speak out about mental health and use it as a way to help others who may be facing their own struggles too. That’s not to say the resulting album is in any way gloomy, it’s a joyful exploration of all aspects of human life and features everything from folk and hip hop to raps and heartfelt ballads.”

Scorzayzee said: “I'm completely blown away by what we achieved in three weeks. There is something special that happens when you put people together who all have a similar interest or

something in common. Beyond all the music, what we had was people jumping out of bed in the morning and racing to get to the studio and leaving with a smile. Some people just need a little boost and inspiration, that can be life changing. We also have a world class album, in my opinion one of the best albums to ever come out of our city."

Follow the journey of Circle of Light:

www.instagram.com/circle_of_light_notts/
www.facebook.com/circle.of.light.nottingham/
twitter.com/CircleOfLightUK
www.youtube.com/channel/UCUoss_p_Sp0gnCagJbhGaEA

credits

released October 10, 2019

Circle Of Light Practitioners:
Scorzayzee , James Waring, NEO Hannan, Nina Smith, Annasofie Moxon, Emily Makis, Justin Dodsworth, Denise Weston, Tricia Gardiner , Stacey Mcmullen, Robin Junga, Nick Stez, Marita Robinson, Rob Green, Nic Harvey, Trekkah Benjamin, Ian Gardiner, Nick Strang, Aja Ireland, Fred Glenister , Will Robinson, Charlie Gardiner

All tracks Recorded at confetti.ac.uk/our-campus/metronome/
Courtesy of Craig Chettle and Confetti Institute of Creative Industries who provided rehearsal and workshop space, technical staff and recording facilities

Except Despair which was recorded at The Old Library Recording Studio In Mansfield

Metronome Studio Engineers: Adam Wilde and Claire Bailey

All Tracks Mixed and Mastered by Robin Junga www.kjamm.com
Except "Confused which was mixed By Emily Makis and Robin Junga

Executive Producers: Scorzayzee & Tricia Gardiner

The Circle of Light project was filmed by Fred Glenister

Circle Of Light Collective:

ZariOnTheBeat 👉 twitter.com/xrayzari

Elmz XIX 👉 instagram.com/elmzxix

Maugz 👉 www.instagram.com/themaugzofficial/

Jahrel J.P 👉 www.facebook.com/JJPATFC/

Lishon 👉 www.instagram.com/lishonmusic/

YUNG xKYNG 👉 www.instagram.com/yungxkyng/

Zera Tønin 👉 www.instagram.com/zera_tonin95/

Poppy Scoffings 👉 www.instagram.com/poppyscoffings/

mae 👉 www.instagram.com/monypennymusic/

tippyvhummanity 👉 www.instagram.com/blueeyeswhiteguilt/

K R Î S T A 👉 www.instagram.com/kristafordmusic/

EarthKid 👉 www.instagram.com/earthkid._/

Izaak 👉 www.instagram.com/the_almighty_grapeicecream/

Eden Symone 👉 www.instagram.com/edensymone/

Kaylex 👉 www.instagram.com/katxharlow/

Aimee Stones 👉 www.instagram.com/itsaimeestones/

DEKUNA 👉 www.instagram.com/tristan_lowe_97/

T.J Fowkes www.youtube.com/channel/UCsHh-085k8UmWIE6QURAYJw/featured

Omari Marsalis 👉 www.instagram.com/omaristerrett/

Kelsey Shaw 👉 www.instagram.com/kelseyandtheembers/

Eliza Hill 👉 www.instagram.com/theelizahill/

Special Guests:
Summaya 👉 www.instagram.com/summaya.mughal/

Uncle Frank 👉 www.instagram.com/unclefrankmusic/

The track "Despair" is part of a cross county collaboration between Offshoots and Mansfield.
Thanks To Andrew Dawson and Jimmy Powers.

Press officer: Liz Bee
in House Journalist and writer: Ethan Mckenna
Photographer: Emma Ford Photography
Website and Social Media Manager: Avarni Bilan

Circle Of Light is a Collaboration between ImNotFromLondon and Offshoots

Offshoots was set up in 2012 to support people from areas of social isolation or deprivation in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and identify needs with a focus on people who have experiences with mental health, addiction or trauma and utilise
multi disciplinary art forms to explore issues, provide a voice and raise awareness to aid recovery. www.greenshootsnottingham.co.uk

Funders:
Youth Music www.youthmusic.org.uk
National Lottery Community Fund www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk
Supported by Confetti Institute of Creative Industries who provided rehearsal and workshop space, technical staff and recording facilities.
confetti.ac.uk

Circle of Light Would Like to Thank Craig Chettle, The staff and receptionists at Metronome studio, Anthony Bartram and Daz and all of the BBC East Midlands Inside out crew.
Nick Strang at PLATES in Metronome studios.
All of the Participants parents
Ajax Johnson.
Dean Jackson BBC Introducing
Jackie P Kemet Fm
Left Lion Magazine
Tik Tok
Youth Music Awards
Trevor Rose & Nick Stez and CRS Studios
Owais Mohyuddin
Alberts pub Nottingham
Charlie Bone

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