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#ProjectYourLight Story 06: Monique Thomas

#ProjectYourLight Story 06: Monique Thomas

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‪#‎ProjectYourLightStory‬ « To create something, you’ve got to allow yourself to be vulnerable and get lost in the moment. I never really know how a song will end when I start writing, but I trust that something good will come. Trying to analyse it too soon will almost certainly kill the creative process.

This is one of the greatest life lessons that my journey in music has taught me. Just to be present. Allow yourself to feel everything, don’t let your fears dictate. We can spend so much of our lives rushing through the precious moments life brings, in our quest for the extraordinary – when it’s right here. Right before our eyes.

A great song draws you in to a moment, causes you to think and awakens your senses. That’s what I hope my music will do for each listener. In the moments that they hear my voice, I hope they will be inspired towards love and that my words will give life to their soul.

I am nearly 8 months pregnant and have a new EP called ‘The Gift’ coming out on my due date! – the 28th April 2015. After contemplating how to release my new material, I decided to release it at the heart of what will be one of the greatest moments in my life. I look forward to celebrating and sharing it with the world.
…Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present. »

- UK Singer/Songwriter Monique Thomas

Check out her official website: www.moniquemusic.com

#ProjectYourLight Story 05:  Lánre

#ProjectYourLight Story 05: Lánre

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10639597_915124988519654_1718413712916288630_n#ProjectYourLight « I love music, I really do, especially ones that tell a good story. When I started writing my own songs it was only natural for me to try and tell a good story through my music.
I’ve however always wondered if music can really change lives and does it really matter? Is there something in the way the melodies and rhythm connects with people in a very tangible way.

A few weeks ago, Charlotte Gomes put up a link on her social media about a documentary called Alive Inside. It follows social worker Dan Cohen as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self. I watched the documentary that night and what a story! I was convinced that night that music is has the capacity to reawaken our souls.

A few days after, I got a call from Breathe Arts Health Research to come play at a hospital based in London as part of their lunchtime concerts. It’s open to nurses, doctors and patients to come and enjoy some music for an hour.

I got to see in real time how people’s eyes light up when the music starts to play. Some of these people are Alzheimer’s sufferers. One of the Doctors I spoke to afterwards said she just popped in for a quiet lunch and thanked me because she felt refreshed and ready to get back to her patients.

I left the chapel feeling honoured to have been able to bring 60 minutes of soul awakening to a handful of people. »

(Lánre – Singer/Songwriter from London www.lanreworld.com)

#ProjectYourLight Story 04: Ben Williams

#ProjectYourLight Story 04: Ben Williams

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« I can remember finding some Beatles L.Ps in my parents’ cupboard when I was about 6. Since then I’ve never looked back. A career in music wasn’t a conscious choice, just something that seemed inevitable, as music is always on my mind.

After graduating from university I was faced with the problem of how to make a living. I decided to try busking, with my good friend Kristyna Myles. We made some great connections through busking and I’ve had a great few years working as a guitarist and songwriter. 

I’ve recently finished recording an album of my own tunes, and am excited to release it soon. Hopefully one day a 6 year old kid will find my album in the back of the cupboard and start their musical journey. » 

Ben Williams (Singer/Songwriter - http://benpwilliams.com/)