Heather Nova
Heather Nova
Bermudian music veteran, Tony Brannon, along with a host of Bermudian musicians, are ­urging all ­local radio stations to play two songs a day from a collaborative CD aimed to help the children and ­musicians of Bermuda.

The CD, Ride the Wave, ­released under the stewardship of Freisenbruch Meyer Group chief executive, Michael Freisenbruch, ­features 20 Bermudian artists. They are Troy Anthony, Collie Buddz, Mishka, Gita Blakeney, Homegrown, Secret Po-Po, ­Magma, Prestege, Junior Steven & Squinty, TonyB & The Rainbow ­Valley Kids, Last Rights, Mikey Wild, Victims of ­Existence, ­Batwa Hi-Fi, Sweet Sess, Michael Cacy, The Kennel Boys, HindSight, Heather Nova & Uzimon.

The artists contributed to the songs and the proceeds from the sale of the CDs will be split between the Coalition for the Protection of ­Children and the contributing artists.

Michael Freisenbruch said: "We ­sincerely hope that the public will 'get behind' this project and make it a success for the benefit of Bermuda's children and the ­Island's musical fraternity.

"I have worked very closely with Tony Brannon during the past six months to make this production a reality. Tony's experience and ­reputation on the Bermuda entertainment scene has provided access to the Island's ­musicians and his energy and enthusiasm has brought this ­exciting project 'to life'.

"Very early on Tony and I discussed the creative concept of 'blending' a music project with the outreach of 'traditional business' - and the idea was born! Tony's idea was to ­approach Bermuda's contemporary musicians to compile their songs in a 'never seen before' format. The response was amazing with over 50 songs submitted and with that the challenge of "which ones do we choose?" Needless to say, from this abundance of material, we chose 20 songs for inclusion here with the added bonus of having ample material for Volume 2, so long as Bermuda's public supports this project.

"We really hope you will enjoy this collection of diverse, contemporary songs, 'written or sung', so that proceeds will benefit our ­Island's children and ­­musi­cians alike."

The CD is due for release on May 18 and will be available from all music and gift stores. The Bermuda Sun will publish more details when they become available.