With A Little Help from The Banbury Quarantine Collective
Banbury musicians come together to create NHS fund raising thank-you track
Banbury’s talented local musician’s have utilised the power of technology to come together virtually to record a song under lockdown.
Under the banner of “The Banbury Quarantine Collective”, their tune has been unveiled and it is hoped it will help raise funds for the NHS here in North Oxfordshire.
The idea for the project came from SKAlectrics member Tom Bodfish from Bodicote. Tom said other musicians were keen to be involved. He told Banbury FM, “The idea behind this was to try to do our little bit to say ‘thank you’ to our local NHS workers and raise a bit of money”.
Over thirty musicians have been involved in creating the track. The tune selected – The Beatles “With a Little Help From My Friends” – was selected democratically by those involved, and chosen for its positive message.
The track was created by individuals all recording their parts separately at home, together with the footage for the accompanying video. The individual elements were then all pieced together to produce the final version of the song.
Tom said, “Everyone that got involved has been fantastic. They’ve done everything we’ve asked them to do. They’ve all worked together really well. It’s been a lot of fun”.
Copies of the song are not on sale, but it is hoped people will enjoy listening to it and watching the video, and will donate to the Horton General Hospital Charity (part of the Oxford Hospitals Charity). Donations can be made at by clicking here.
Those involved in the project include The SKAlectrics, The Two-Tone All Skas, The Duckworths, Neva Mynd, Uninvited, Sledgehammer, Dirty Deeds, The Meanies, Jim and Eilidh, Stuart Layzell, Stevie Cooper, Selena Evangelena, Jason Page and Valerie Vetts, Leigh Chambers, Belinda Webb, Andi Goodman and Steve Anchor.
Listen to Tom Bodfish from The SKAlectrics talking to Banbury FM: