Shoreham musicians record personalised song requests for key workers

A group of Shoreham musicians are doing their bit to lift spirits during the coronavirus crisis with personalised videos for key workers.

The Shoreham All-Stars, a group of musicians aged seven to 17, have been joined by some older hands in recording Songs for the Frontline.

Requests have been coming in from all over the UK, after which a singer will take the song on and record a personal performance for the key worker.

Sign up to our daily SussexWorld Today newsletter

The group’s founder, David O’Connell, said musicians could feel a bit ‘useless’ with the forced closure of venues, but this was their way of ‘stepping up’.

Shoreham musicians taking part in Songs for the Frontline SUS-200421-135349001

“The idea of the All-Stars is for them to spend their formative years in a band and contribute to a good memory in their childhoods,” said David.

“No matter what’s going on, they will have this positive memory of what they did.”

The message of the All Stars is to ‘be brave, creative and helpful’, in music and everything they do, he added, and this was an example of that ethos.

With requests from as far afield as York, David said the goal is to perform a show after lockdown attended by the recipients and their performers.

Search ‘Songs for the Frontline’ on Facebook to watch the musician’s creations.