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A huge personal thanks to all the artistes and musicians who performed on the album and made it the fantastic product it is. THANKS GUYS.....Jon Peel
WELCOME TO GENEROUS RECORDS
- HIGH QUALITY NEW RELEASES
- HIGH QUALITY NEW MUSIC
- HIGH QUALITY NEW ARTISTS
GENEROUS RECORDS is a start-up not-for-profit company set up exclusively to generate donations to charity through the sale of original recorded music. The not-for-profit was the aspiration of Jon Peel (Founder) who has worked in the music business as a musician, festival promoter, company director, charity trustee and musical entrepreneur for over thirty years.
The main objectives of the company are:
1. to raise money for charities through the sale of our albums and donor contributions
2. to give a launch platform to up and coming artistes to showcase their work and
3. to continue to produce successful album projects and develop as large an audience for our music as we possibly can.
Company Number 11312316
Registered in England and Wales
GENEROUS RECORDS is always looking for exceptional talent for its projects, whether that be singers /songwriters /musicians and/or dancers. We believe there is a market out there to promote your talent and one of our aims is to do just that.
For each project we will reach out to seek new talent via social media, email and traditional word of mouth recommendations. We will normally audition in order to ensure the right voice for the right song and that the recording artist is always comfortable with the song material.
With the power of social media we can promote the "generous" ethos we live and value at every opportunity via our social media sites, our artist's own sites and other promotional media and if you are reading this please share with your friends and family on FB and Insta'
GENEROUS RECORD'S mission is to "Let the music give"....giving something back to society and through our projects we believe that we can and will do just that.
We believe that our competitive edge is that we are NOT competitive.
The aims of GENEROUS RECORDS are as follows:
1. To provide the highest quality of musical recordings, providing an eclectic mix of original songs appealing to the largest and most diverse audience.
2. To provide donations to charitable organisations via a large percentage of any profits generated from the sale of our original recordings
3. To provide opportunities for new talent by engaging them to participate in our projects, enabling them to showcase and advertise their talent on our website and social media sites.
To these ends, we do not see ourselves as a “competitive” business. We are not competing with any other business in the true sense of business competition. Whatever we do is solely for the benefit of reputable charitable causes. We are however a “professional business” run by professionals and using professional services to deliver our projects.
JON PEEL; founder of Generous Records Ltd and songwriter/producer for "Let the Music Give". Jon has worked in the music business as a professional musician, company director, charity trustee and musical entrepreneur for over thirty years. Jon is particularly passionate about giving something back through the music he writes and the projects he creates and works on.
"It's important to be able to do something for others and the concept of Generous Records is what all this is about."
"Let the Music Give" is the title of our first album project, released on 22nd February 2019. Featuring eleven original songs encompassing an eclectic mix of musical genres including pop/reggae/ska/rock and rap.
Some fantastic singers, including some wonderful up and coming new talent, feature on this album. We are also truly blessed to have some of the finest musicians in the country on this album.
Find out more about all of the "Generous Team" in the pages to follow.
Amy is currently a student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She developed a passion and love for songwriting a couple of years ago and has been working hard in the studio ever since to develop her craft and share her work with you all!
I’m Ciara Ennis, a First-Class Hons Musical Theatre Graduate, having studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Greenwich, London. I am from Aberdeen in Scotland and am very proud of coming from a country so rich in both culture and music. I have been singing as long as I have talking, and have enjoyed performing at local, regional and national events. I am a keen fundraiser for various charities and was recognised for that by being one of the youngest Olympic Torchbearers in 2012. I enjoy singing most genres of music - however jazz is one of my main influences. Both the fundraising and jazz elements of this project is why I was so pleased to sing on the album, and working with Jon has been a real pleasure.
Danielle is currently a 2nd year BA (Hons) Musical Theatre student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She adores listening to contemporary musical theatre as well as classical from time to time. "This is the first time I have worked on a project like this and I am thoroughly enjoying the experience."
Emily is a Kent based freelance website and graphic designer, with over 8 years' experience. After graduating from University of the Creative Arts with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design Visual Communication, Emily worked in agencies for 5 years before taking the leap in to the freelance world. Managing projects both big and small, she works on print and website designs - working within a brief with the aim to always get the design right first time.
Gavin attended Newcastle College of Music and studied guitar under James Birkett, contributing songs and music to in house and local theatre productions. He developed his harmonic and melodic ideas while studying at G.I.T, London and went on to form a writing band "Why Bother" dipping into Kent’s pool of rich, talented musicians performing as a solo artist around Kent and London.
Gavin’s song "Blossom" was recorded by the international acapella group "The Flying Pickets" for their 2008 album Big Mouth.
He has recently collaborated with songwriters Chris Sheehan and Sandy Nuttgens.
Simon is a member of the international a cappella group "The Flying Pickets", Simon is still touring, writing, arranging and recording albums. A busy man to get hold of, we are very pleased that Simon was able to find time to be involved in the project.
Damian was trained at Arts Educational school, London, graduating in 2014. Most recent theatre credits include: Ching-Ho in Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK tour), Sonny in In the Heights (Southwark Playhouse/King’s Cross Theatre), Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith) and Joe Pesci/cover for Frankie in Jersey Boys (UK tour). Damian is currently reprising his role as Pepper for the second year in MAMMA MIA!.
(Photograph by Adam Clayton Smith)
Jonathan has been writing and producing music since 1985. He studied for his music degree at Goldsmiths’ College where he was always to be found working/hanging around in the renowned “Electronic Music Studio”. After university, his day job evolved from being a percussion teacher into a college and university lecturer but all the while he was composing, recording, producing and performing all kinds of music. He went completely freelance as a composer at the start of 2012. He has a great studio in Kent, fully equipped for media composition where he produces his work.
Graeme has been playing saxophone / flute / clarinet since age 7. As a teenager, he turned his attention away from his jazz upbringing and concentrated on the bright lights of the Soul, R&B, Pop and Rock & Roll world of his big heroes King Curtis, Sam Buterra and Junior Walker. This change of style led to Live Performances, Recordings, Media Appearances, Theatre Shows, and extensive tours in Arenas, Concert Halls, Clubs & Festivals, in over 40 countries, with artists including, Alison Moyet, Steve Marriott, George McRae, The Drifters, Edwin Starr, David Essex, The 3 Degrees, Dr Feelgood, The Love Affair, The Sweet, The Tremolos, The Equals, Andy Fairweather Low, Matt Bianco, The Brothers Grimm, The Big Town Playboys, The Foundations, Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, Rodriquez, Jools Holland,...to name just a few!
Joe has been working as a guitarist for over 20 years and has studied and performed in a range of musical styles and contexts. He has worked extensively in the UK as well as internationally. His experience includes working and performing with such artists as Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamie Callum and Altered Images and a UK tour with Matt Berry’s music project ‘Matt Berry and the Maypoles’. Other highlights include a performance with the ‘Godfather of Soul’ James Brown as part of the house band at the US ambassadors residence.
Graham learnt his profession from his famous father, session musician Andy Brown. He has played at a number of high profile charity functions, backing the likes of Alexander O'Neal, Midge Ure and Luke Morley from Thunder.
He is a main player in two function bands. He can be found rocking the white flares with ABBAGoldEurope.com, playing at a multitude of theatres, clubs and festivals throughout Europe & the U.K, playing alongside the likes of Duran Duran, UB40 and Slade.
Then there's the ultimate party band Chocolate Charlie, bookings include The Princes Trust, 3M and Jonny Buckland (Coldplay).
He is awaiting confirmation of a future project with Neneh Cherry.
Andy Greenwood is a freelance Trumpet player based in London.Throughout his musical career he has worked with artists such as Al Jarreau, Chuck Findley, Wayne Bergeron, Bobby Shew, Jon Faddis, James Morrison, Steve Gadd, Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Cobham, Michael Gibbs, Bill Frisell, Eliane Elias, New York Voices, Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Maceo Parker, Westlife, Michael Buble, Burt Bacharach, Shirley Bassey, Georgie Fame, Barry Manilow, Kylie Minogue, Jamie Cullum, George Michael, Robbie Williams, Jamiroquai and The Who. He has performed with many groups including The Metropole Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Super C Big Band, Laurence Cottle Big Band, Steve Sidwell Big Band, Guy Barker Big Band, BBC Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra and the Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra. West End shows include Wicked, Chicago, My One and Only, The Rat Pack, Saturday Night Fever, Guys and Dolls, Ray Charles, The Producers, Sinatra, 42nd St and Motown The Musical.
Pat is a freelance trombone player who has been working in London for the last 25 years.After going to Trinity college of Music joined the Glenn Miller Orchestra touring the UK and Japan. Throughout his career Pat has worked on shows including: Kiss Me Kate; Anything Goes; Guys and Dolls; Dirty Dancing; Kinky Boots and Motown The Musical to name but a few. He has also worked with the
Brand New Heavies; Tom Jones; Lalo Schfrinn; Kylie Minogue; Randy Crawford; Natalie Cole; Dione Warwick; Donna Summer; Barry Manilow; Super Furry Animals; Patti Austin; Kurt Elling and Burt Bacharach.
JP - in the chair
We love meeting artists and audiences in every stage of their musical journey. Reach out to see what we can do for you.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals in providing opportunities through our projects to new exceptionally talented artists and donate more of our income and any resulting profit to charity. Your generous purchase of our albums and any donation you may wish to make will help to fund our mission.