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Creative lockdown: Bare Jams

By lowie trevena, Wednesday Apr 8, 2020

Bare Jams are part of the ongoing Bristol24/7 Creative Lockdown series, showcasing how people in Bristol have been getting arty under lockdown.

Bristol-band Bare Jams has written a Covid-19 song and created a music video of themselves performing it in PPE, in the hope of sharing some joy.

The six-piece band, known for singing a mixture of reggae, dub, soul and pop, said: “Watch it, share it, learn the words and do as it tells you! Hold tight all the NHS heroes and frontline soldiers, we salute you!”

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Ollie Coombes , Sam James , Dave Tyler , Josh Parmenter , Seb Skelly , Oscar Ives-Owen and Jake Heath, who live across Bristol in Easton, Clifton, Southville and Fishponds wanted to “spread a positive message in bleak times”.

The song comes after the band had to delay the physical release of their new album This ‘n’ That – it will still be released digitally on May 2, however – and cancel their release parties.

“We also fell into some free time and wanted to be creative, both of these things went hand in hand,” say the band.  “We are thinking of doing another video, maybe not Covid related though.”

They hope the song brings some joy and lightness to people during the pandemic.

Bare Jams – COVID-19

'Ello you lot, we hope you're all staying in and staying well. Crazy times we live in eh?! Obviously with all that's going on we've been furiously working behind the scenes to change up the year's plans accordingly… Our album 'This 'n' That' is now being delayed on its PHYSICAL release, however it will still drop digitally in May. The 2 release parties we had planned in Bristol and London have now been moved to October. Anyone who got involved with our Vinyl pledge campaign, first off big fucking love to you guys, we are so sorry it didn't succeed just yet but it's gonna happen. You will obviously not be charged for whatever pledge you made and bandcamp will update you and keep you in the loop for the digital release!As with every other band and musician, all of our gigs are either cancelled or up in the air for now. However you can catch Ollie live on our instagram TOMORROW evening (check our story tomorrow for times!) for a chat an a couple o' tunes.Until then we leave you with this, our very own pandemic inspired jingle! Watch it, share it, learn the words and do as it tells you! Hold tight all the #NHS nhs.uk NHS England and NHS Improvement heroes, frontline soldiers we salute you! BBC NewsLOVE BJs

Posted by Bare Jams on Thursday, 2 April 2020

Download the song here.

To share your work, email lowie@bristol247.com with a bit of information about you and how you created your masterpiece.

Main image from the Covid-19 video

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