Local music charity Cloth Cat is organising a unique experience on 10th February to promote their very first CD album release which features an eclectic range of artists who have written songs about Leeds. Entitled ‘Laikin in Leeds’, using the old Yorkshire word for ‘playing’, each artist has donated a song to the album and all the money raised goes to Cloth Cat to help run vital projects through music, in the community. This release will be the first in a series of themed compilations exploring life within the city, and future albums will include tracks about mental health and international culture and language within Leeds.
Inspired and facilitated by experienced music mentor Adam Somers, the project aims to promote Leeds’ musical talent to the city’s residents along with a wider audience and the album has been promoted through many of the worldwide digital platforms. Cloth Cat not only aim to have an eventful night, but they will also support these grassroots artists further by providing access to their resources and services which the charity provides at their base at Old Chapel Studios in Holbeck.
Project Co-ordinator, Mike Jolly said: “The idea came after talking to Adam about establishing a community record label arm of Cloth Cat. Through the open mic we run, we found that many local artists were writing songs about the city, whether that was about living here and its culture or about the history of the city, and we thought it would be great document these songs together.”
‘Laikin in Leeds’ is a pay as you feel event to attend and takes place at The Chemic Tavern on 9 Johnston Street in Woodhouse, Leeds on Saturday 10th February and runs from 7.00pm until 12.30am. The CD will be available on the night in physical format or as a digital download from CD Baby at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/various726
Anyone interested in finding out more about the project should contact Adam Somers at Cloth Cat on 0113-244-2773 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Their website can be found at www.clothcatleeds.org.uk